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Fawley Infant School Ofsted Success "Pupils thrive at this small coastal school."

Press Release

Celebrations as primary school awarded 'Good' and ‘Outstanding’ in two areas.

Pupils and staff are celebrating after Ofsted inspectors rated Fawley Infant School Good and Outstanding in the areas of Personal Development and Leadership and Management.

In their report published following an inspection in January this year, inspectors noted: “Pupils thrive at this small coastal school.

“In lessons, pupils are enthusiastic and show positive attitudes to their learning. They are inspired by the school’s values, where ‘learning to fly high’ is lived through a thoughtful curriculum that is full of meaningful experiences.”

The report continues: “Leaders have designed an ambitious curriculum for all pupils (and) have focused on prioritising the teaching of reading to unlock education for all. They have thought carefully about the important knowledge and skills that they want pupils to learn (and) ensure that pupils’ development is enriched in an exemplary way.

“Reading is at the heart of the curriculum. Children begin learning phonics as soon as they start school, and teachers help them to read well.

“Staff have expert skills to deliver the school’s phonics programme. They quickly focus on any pupils that begin to fall behind and provide extra help to make sure that they catch up.”

Inspectors also praised the school’s commitment to pupils with special educational needs:

“Staff have secure subject knowledge. They continuously develop their professional understanding, for example by learning more about effective provision for pupils with SEND. Leaders prioritise this training to help staff meet pupils’ individual needs.”

Also highlighted is the school’s: “comprehensive personal, social and health education curriculum,” its “weekly forest school provision and strong ethos,” concluding: “When combined, these experiences help pupils to see a world that is beyond just the digital world of screens and technology.”

Zoe Doyle joined the school as Principal in September 2021, in her first headship role.

She said: “It is incredibly satisfying to receive this praise from Ofsted. 

“Fawley is a small and incredibly nurturing school and we would welcome new, prospective pupils, from both inside and outside of our catchment area to visit and consider becoming part of our school family.”

The school is part of the Inspire Learning Partnership multi-academy trust based which oversees five schools and a nursery with a total of 1,553 pupils and 64 pre-school children.

Inspire Learning Partnership’s Chief Executive Claire Lowe, said: “I am delighted for the staff team, pupils and parents of Fawley Infant School.

“The innate love of learning and exemplary sense of support is evident to all who attend and visit Fawley and we very much look forward to showing this off to new prospective families.”

Parents or carers who would like a tour of Fawley Infant School should contact: 02380 897391.

Media information on this news release: Debbie Granville at Deep South Media on: 07884 657782 email:

Ofsted Report