Merrydale Infant School

Merrydale Infant School

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Ofsted and Performance Data

Please find below our most recent Ofsted reports and relevant information from the Department for Education Performance Tables. 



The following is a summary of our most recent inspection:

Our school was inspected by Ofsted on 27th and 28th September 2022

I am pleased to report that we continue to be a good school.

The inspector highlighted many positive aspects of our school including:

  • Pupils behave well
  • Relationships between staff and pupils are respectful and positive
  • Pupils said that they feel safe
  • Children in Reception and Nursery classes learn in spaces designed to develop their independence.
  • Adults are skilled in promoting children’s language development. They
  • provide rich opportunities for children to explore the world around them, from learning in the woodland area to making cakes in the mud kitchen.
  • Learning to read is a high priority at the school
  • Leaders ensure that pupils experience a range of trips and events which prepare them for the next stage of their lives
  • The curriculum supports pupils’ wider development well. Pupils learn tolerance and respect for different cultures and beliefs
  • There is a strong focus on getting things right from the start, such as ensuring that children hold their pencils using an appropriate pencil grip and learning to form their letters correctly. This helps pupils to write fluently when they are older.
  • The teaching of mathematics is a strength of the school.
  • Parents speak very positively about the school and feel well supported.
  • Leaders have ensured that safeguarding is the school’s highest priority.
  • Leaders and teachers know pupils well, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). Teachers use this knowledge to help pupils in lessons. They know when and how to make adaptations so that all pupils can access the curriculum.
  • Ofsted have identified that in some subjects, the curriculum does not make clear enough the precise content that pupils should know and remember. We are working to ensure that the curriculum, across all subjects and year groups, makes clear the precise content that our children need to know and remember.
  • Ofsted also highlighted that subject leadership is not yet fully developed. We are continuing to  develop our subject leaders’ expertise, so that our curriculum is well implemented.


The assessment information below is the most recent and up to date. There were no statutory assessments in 2019-2020 or 2020-2021. Below, please find the assessment information for 2018-2019.

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  • Merrydale Infant School
  • Claydon Road,
  • Leicester,
  • LE5 0PL