About Our School
Our school motto is "Where every child's potential counts". This is very important to us as we value the whole child and enable all children to reach their full potential to be successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens.
Anston Park Infant School is an average-sized school for children aged 4-7 years.
The school has 150 pupils on roll with 78 boys and 72 girls.
The school has an excellent reputation and is very popular with approximately half its population coming from outside the catchment area. Parental support is very good; this is seen through attendance at events and support at home.
Pupils enter the school having enjoyed a varied range of experiences in pre-school. They come from 7 pre-school providers, both from the private and maintained sectors. The school’s population is stable and has below average numbers of pupils with SEND. We work closely with a number of agencies including Learning Support Services, Autism Communication Team and Educational Psychologists to ensure that all children are supported effectively in class.
The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals is 13.3% which is below the national average.
Pupil premium funding is used to ensure the needs of these children are met by having teaching assistants in all classes to enable pre-teaching as well as specific interventions including:-
- Talk Boost
- Better Reading
- Nurture groups
We have a Breakfast and After School Club based in our school (run by a Management Committee) which is attended by both pupils at the Infant and Junior School.
At its last inspection in April 2013, the school’s overall effectiveness was judged to be good.
The school has been proud to receive the Rights Respecting Schools Recognition of Commitment and Level 1 Award.
Almost all pupils are of White British heritage so every opportunity is used to celebrate diversity such as Chinese New Year and Diwali.