Key Info



In response to Covid-19 these are the details of the school's risk assessment; how the school will spend its additional 'Catch-up Funding' and the 'Contingency Plan' for remote learning if a year group or school is closed.

School Policies

Below is a list of the school policies. Should you have any further questions or cannot find what you are looking for, please contact the school staff.


Arden Forest Infant School is committed to safeguarding all children.
Mrs Gunn (Headteacher) is the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL). However, we also have a team of staff whose role includes being Deputy Designated Safeguarding leads.
They are:

  • Mrs Winfield
  • Miss Gailey
  • Mrs Bakewell

We also have staff who take a lead with “Online Safety”.
They are:

  • Miss Gailey
  • Mrs Stoney

Please read our Child Protection Policy for information about how we carry out our roles as well as the protocols & procedures.


At Arden Forest Infant School we work hard to develop positive relationships in order that the children have and demonstrate excellent behaviours. All children have the opportunities to collaboratively work together in their school families: Birch, Hazel, Oak and Willow to collect “gems for the jar”. Equally at lunchtimes the children can earn “Golden Tickets” as rewards for their manners, behaviours and good attitudes.

We believe that a combination of “high warmth and high boundaries” enables the children to feel safe as well as understand the expectations of them at school. Bullying is not tolerated. If there are any concerns, please raise with the class teacher in the first instance or send an email to the office staff who will pass this on to the most appropriate person. Please see our Behaviour Policy for further details.


Outstanding - 2007

Arden Forest Infants School achieved Outstanding status in our October 2007 inspection.

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Read the report

  • Ofsted Report - Oct 2007

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Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is additional funding for the purposes of improving the quality of education of disadvantaged pupils. All children in the infant years (Reception, Year One and Year Two) are eligible for free school meals therefore, parents will need to apply separately for the pupil premium for your child’s school.

The Pupil Premium Strategy  and review shows how Arden Forest has planned to use this years funding, as well as how last years funding was used.
The review also identifies the impact of this funding on improving the outcomes and progress of the disadvantaged pupil cohort.

Sports Funding

Arden Forest Infant School, like all schools in England, receive funding to enable schools to provide opportunity for all young people to live healthy and active lives.

The Sports Premium Funding plan gives details about how the school plans to use this funding. The review also identifies the impact of this funding on improving the quality of PE and other physical opportunities which supports the wider personal development of pupils.