Jarvis Brook Primary School

Name Jarvis Brook Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 03 November 2015
Address Hadlow Down Road, Crowborough, East Sussex, TN6 3RG
Phone Number 01892653033
Type Academy
Age Range 2-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 199 (47% boys 53% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 23.2
Academy Sponsor The Tenax Schools Trust
Percentage Free School Meals 11.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0.5%

Information about this school

Jarvis Brook Primary School is a smaller-than-average-sized primary school. There are seven classes from Reception to Year 6. Most pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is below average. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils who are supported by the pupil premium is below average. This is additional government funding to give extra support to those pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and to children who are looked after. Children attend the early years on a full-time basis, starting in Reception. In 2015, the school met the government’s floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The interim headteacher, along with other leaders, has brought about rapid improvements to the effectiveness of the school, including the quality of teaching and outcomes for pupils. There is a very strong team ethos and shared vision. As a result, all staff are working together for the benefit of the pupils. Leaders at all levels contribute to checks made on the schools effectiveness. Evaluations are robust and accurate. Plans for improvement are well targeted and effective. The interim executive board challenge leaders and hold them to account robustly. The overall quality of teaching is good. Lessons are purposeful, engaging and well planned. The effective use of questioning helps pupils to deepen their understanding of new concepts. Pupils achieve well at the school. The majority of pupils make very good progress, particularly in writing and mathematics. In 2015, pupils attained levels above the national average in all three key stages. Pupils reach high standards in other subjects, such as art and music. Disadvantaged pupils make exceptionally good progress. They are consistently closing the gap with their peers across subjects and year groups. Pupils show positive attitudes to their learning. They behave well. Pupils from different backgrounds learn and play well together because they share the school’s ethos of respect for others. Pupils feel safe at school. Leaders make sure that systems to keep pupils safe are effective and respond to the individual needs of pupils. The Early Years Foundation Stage is good. Activities are well matched to children’s needs. This helps children to make good progress. It is not yet an outstanding school because : More-able pupils are not consistently challenged across all subjects. The teaching of reading in Key Stage 2 is not as well developed as in writing and mathematics. There remain small groups of pupils who have not caught up with their peers in some subjects and in the current Year 2.