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All Saints’ Church of England Junior School

Name All Saints’ Church of England Junior School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Requires improvement
Inspection Date 27 November 2018
Address Northolme Road, Hessle, HU13 9JD
Phone Number 01482648082
Type Primary
Age Range 7-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 387 (50% boys 50% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 23.4
Percentage Free School Meals 15.2%
Percentage English is Not First Language 3.1%

Information about this school

The school is larger than an average-sized primary school. Most pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils with SEND is below average. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils who are known to be eligible for support through the pupil premium funding is average. A leader from a multi-academy trust is acting as an interim executive headteacher. Leaders and the school are receiving formal support from a multi-academy trust.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a school that requires improvement In the past, leaders and governors have not been quick enough to address weaknesses in the school’s performance. They have not acted swiftly enough to improve teaching, learning and assessment and thereby the progress pupils make. Outcomes in reading, writing and mathematics have been below national averages since the last inspection. Disadvantaged pupils are not making the rapid progress they need to so as to catch up with other pupils. Middle leaders’ focus on improving teaching, learning and assessment is not sharp enough. Despite recent improvements secured in teaching, the quality of teaching, learning and assessment varies. In mathematics, pupils often complete work that is too easy. As a result, pupils are not achieving standards of which they are capable. In some classes, pupils are not given enough opportunities to practise and apply their writing skills in other subjects. Leaders have not ensured that the curriculum helps pupils understand enough about different cultures and beliefs. Occasionally, the work that pupils do is sometimes poorly presented and untidy. Too often, teachers are not helping pupils spell common everyday words correctly. The school has the following strengths The interim executive headteacher, ably supported by his senior leaders, have brought stability to the school following a period of turbulence. Signs of improvement are already showing in the quality of teaching and the progress pupils are making. Teaching in some classes, particularly in Year 6, is ensuring that pupils make strong progress. Improvements to the teaching of reading are beginning to have a positive effect on pupils’ progress. Pupils feel safe. They behave well around school and get on well together. Teaching assistants provide effective support for pupils.