|Name||Grove Junior School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good
This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school, converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.
|Inspection Date||24 April 2014|
|Address||Whiteoak Way, Nailsea, Somerset, BS48 4YZ|
|Religious Character||Does not apply|
|Number of Pupils||230 (47% boys 53% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||20.5|
|Academy Sponsor||Lighthouse Schools Partnership|
|Local Authority||North Somerset|
|Percentage Free School Meals||6.5%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||5.2%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||13.5%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
This school is larger than the average-sized primary school and most pupils are White British. The proportion of pupils eligible for the pupil premium, which provides additional funding for looked after children, pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and children of service families, is lower than the national average. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is below average, but the proportion of pupils with greater learning needs and those supported through school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The school has been federated with Hannah More Infant School since March 2012 and shares one governing body. The headteacher leads both schools. There is a breakfast club on site managed by the school’s governing body.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school. Actions taken by the headteacher, deputy headteacher and middle leaders since the last inspection to improve teaching and pupils’ achievement have been effective. The high-quality monitoring of pupils’ progress and effective help to support pupils have led to strongly improved achievement across the school. Teaching is typically good, with some that is outstanding. Teachers plan challenging tasks to enable most pupils to make good progress. Disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs make good progress because they are set work at the right level and they are effectively helped by support staff. Pupils’ behaviour is good. They feel safe in lessons and around the school. Parents and carers appreciate the safe environment of the school. The school has a strong sense of community. This promotes pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development well. Members of the governing body know the school well and have played a significant part in the successful improvements since the previous inspection. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Teaching is not consistently good in all lessons. Where teaching is weaker, pupils are not challenged appropriately in some lessons and make less academic progress. Lower-ability pupils in Year 3 do not make the progress that they should.