All Saints CE Junior School

Name All Saints CE Junior School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 09 January 2018
Address Githa Road, Hastings, East Sussex, TN35 5JU
Phone Number 01424421397
Type Academy
Age Range 7-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 227 (44% boys 56% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 19.7
Academy Sponsor Diocese Of Chichester Academy Trust
Percentage Free School Meals 12.8%
Percentage English is Not First Language 3.5%

Information about this school

This was the first inspection of the school since it converted to academy status and joined the Diocese of Chichester Academy Trust in February 2015. The school is led by its own headteacher with a local board of governors who have delegated powers from the multi-academy trust. The school meets the current government floor standards, which are the minimum standards for pupils’ attainment and progress.

Summary of key findings for parents and carers and pupils

This is a good school The headteacher leads with an understated confidence. She knows the school well and is determined to improve the quality of provision further. Members of the senior leadership team are unified in their aim to provide the best education possible for the school’s pupils. Self-evaluation is accurate. Leaders have a good understanding of the school’s strengths and weaknesses. They are particularly aware of the quality of teaching across the school. The curriculum meets the needs of pupils well. Pupils enjoy being in their classrooms because : teachers plan learning that engages and interests them. The personal development and pastoral care of pupils are outstanding. Pupils say that they can rely on adults to help when they have problems in and outside the classroom. Pupils behave well. There has been a pronounced improvement in their attitudes to learning in the recent past because the quality of teaching has improved and expectations are high. Safeguarding is effective. The culture to keep children safe is strong. Pupils make good progress from their different starting points because the quality of teaching, learning and assessment is good. Pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds do well at All Saints. They make at least good progress because leaders, staff and governors have given this a high priority. Governance is a growing strength of the school. The work of the multi-academy trust has been key in supporting leaders to improve outcomes for pupils. Record-keeping for pupils who have special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities needs to be better. Despite the school’s many strengths, improvement planning does not ensure that leaders, staff and governors are sufficiently focused on the main priorities for improvement. Rates of persistent absence are too high.