This above average sized school serves a residential area of central Luton. It was formed in 2006 from the amalgamation of adjacent infant and junior schools. Almost all pupils live locally in areas which experience some social and economic disadvantage. Most pupils come from minority ethnic communities and speak English as an additional language. The school receives additional funding to support pupils at an early stage of learning English. When they start in Foundation Stage, pupils' attainment is well below the levels expected for four year olds. More pupils than average have learning difficulties or disabilities, although the proportion with statements of special educational need is below average.