Crossley Fields Junior and Infant School


Name Crossley Fields Junior and Infant School
Website http://www.crossleyfieldsschool.co.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 11 July 2017
Address Wellhouse Lane, Mirfield, West Yorkshire, WF14 0BE
Phone Number 01924499608
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 610 (47% boys 53% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.3
Local Authority Kirklees
Percentage Free School Meals 15.7%
Percentage English is Not First Language 24.3%

information about the attainment and progress

of individuals. Leaders now have the information needed to enable them to track more robustly the progress of groups. New leaders are taking greater responsibility and becoming more accountable for school improvement in their areas of responsibility. However, they do not evaluate the impact of their actions consistently enough. Pupils have good attitudes to learning and behave well in lessons and around school. The school provides strong support for vulnerable pupils and families, making effective links with external agencies when necessary. Parents are very positive about the education their children receive. The early years requires improvement because : the quality of teaching has not been good enough to support children in making strong progress. Therefore, too few children are prepared for their learning in key stage 1. Full report

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Governors have successfully managed a period of transition in the school’s leadership. Effective appointments and a strengthened leadership team have begun to speed up the pace of improvement. Leaders are ambitious for pupils. They have taken prompt action to improve pupils’ progress which was below average in reading, writing and mathematics for Year 6 pupils in 2016. The quality of teaching is improving. Teachers plan tasks which are tailored to meet pupils’ needs. Pupils, including the most able, are challenged in their learning. A greater proportion of pupils met and exceeded the expected standards in Year 6 this year in reading, writing and mathematics. The teaching of phonics is very effective. At the end of Years 1 and 2, the proportion of pupils who meet the standard has been consistently above the national average. New systems to support disadvantaged pupils have begun well. Staff make effective plans to use the allocated funding to address any barriers to learning. However, the impact of spending is not analysed rigorously enough. A new assessment system is providing leaders and teachers with more accurate and reliable information about the attainment and progress of individuals. Leaders now have the information needed to enable them to track more robustly the progress of groups. New leaders are taking greater responsibility and becoming more accountable for school improvement in their areas of responsibility. However, they do not evaluate the impact of their actions consistently enough. Pupils have good attitudes to learning and behave well in lessons and around school. The school provides strong support for vulnerable pupils and families, making effective links with external agencies when necessary. Parents are very positive about the education their children receive. The early years requires improvement because : the quality of teaching has not been good enough to support children in making strong progress. Therefore, too few children are prepared for their learning in key stage 1.