Jump Primary School


Name Jump Primary School
Website http://www.jumpprimary.org.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 05 February 2013
Address Roebuck Hill, Jump, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S74 0JW
Phone Number 01226743041
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 238 (54% boys 46% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 24.0
Local Authority Barnsley
Percentage Free School Meals 17.5%
Percentage English is Not First Language 1.3%

Information about this school

The school is similar in size to most primary schools nationally. Most pupils are from White British backgrounds and almost all speak English as their first language. Around a quarter of the pupils are supported by the pupil premium, which provides additional funding for children in local authority care, pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and pupils whose parents are serving in the armed forces. This is broadly in line with most schools nationally. The number of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs who are supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is broadly average. The number supported at school action is below average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. A new headteacher was appointed in Easter 2012 after two terms of the school being without a permanent headteacher. During these two terms there were significant changes to staffing. The school has been without a deputy headteacher for a considerable period of time and two new assistant headteachers were appointed in December 2012.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. The very large majority of parents who responded to on-line (Parent View) questionnaire have very good opinions about the school. A fairly new parent summed up this positive view when he wrote to inspectors: ‘When I was shown round Jump, I knew that’s where I wanted my son to go. Not only has his school work improved, his social skills, his behaviour, his attitude – well, everything has’. Most pupils make exceptional progress from a very low starting point. Therefore, by the time they leave, their standards in English and mathematics are at least in line with the national average. Many pupils achieve standards that are above the national average, especially in reading. This is because they make rapid progress in learning their letters and sounds and in understanding their books. The very large majority of teaching is outstanding and none is less than good. All teachers consistently plan stimulating lessons that provide the right level of challenge for all pupils. Most pupils enjoy school enormously and they are very enthusiastic learners. Their behaviour is excellent and they feel very safe from bullying. Teaching and achievement were outstanding until 2011. They then declined because of disruption to leadership and staffing. The new headteacher and assistant headteachers have provided exceptionally strong leadership, which has restored outstanding teaching and achievement without delay. The governing body gives effective support, especially in ensuring that only the most effective teachers and leaders are appointed. The new senior leadership team provides the governing body with detailed information about the school’s performance. Governors are at an early stage in developing the skills needed to evaluate this information and to use it for planning the future direction of the school.