Junction Farm Primary School

Name Junction Farm Primary School
Website http://www.junctionfarm.org.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
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 05 March 2014
Address Butterfield Drive, Eaglescliffe, Stockton-on-Tees, TS16 0EU
Phone Number 01642781586
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 444 (50% boys 50% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 18.8
Academy Sponsor Vision Academy Learning Trust
Local Authority Stockton-on-Tees
Percentage Free School Meals 4.7%
Percentage English is Not First Language 6.3%
Persisitent Absence 5.6%
Pupils with SEN Support 8.3%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

This school is an average-sized primary school. Most pupils are from White British backgrounds. The number of pupils from a different ethnic minority background is very low and all the pupils speak English. The proportion of pupils supported at school action is below average. The proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is average. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium is below average. The pupil premium is additional funding allocated for pupils in the care of the local authority, those known to be eligible for free school meals or whose parents are in the armed services. The school exceeds the government’s current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The school was named in the top 50 primary schools in the whole country in 2013. The school has achieved many external awards, such as the Inclusion Quality Mark Gold. The headteacher is a local leader of education. Currently, there is a large building project on the school site, as the school prepares to expand its premises.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. Pupils achieve exceptionally well academically, personally, physically and creatively because of the exceptionally wide range of opportunities which are available to all pupils. Pupils become confident, articulate young people. Children in Early Years Foundation Stage gain an excellent start to their reading, writing and numbers. However, they do not always have sufficient opportunity to develop their curiosity and imagination. Pupils’ progress, from their starting points, is outstanding. In Years 5 and 6, it accelerates even faster because of the very high quality teaching. All pupils make outstanding progress, including those known to be eligible for the additional funding through the pupil premium, disabled pupils, those with special educational needs and the most able. This is because every child’s progress is frequently reviewed and support is provided if their progress is not better than expected. Outstanding teaching ensures that pupils learn very quickly. Teachers apply their high expectations to all subjects and make effective links between them to ensure pupils’ progress is excellent across all subjects. Staff have high expectations and a consistent approach to managing pupils’ behaviour, resulting in pupils showing exceptionally high levels of respect to adults and each other. Pupils feel very safe in school. Their attendance is excellent. Pupils are eager to learn and are very proud of their school. The headteacher’s excellent leadership has ensured that the whole-school team works well together to provide the highest quality of education. Senior and middle leaders carry out their roles very effectively. This provides an excellent starting point for reviewing the quality of the school’s work and planning the next developments. The governing body very effectively challenges all aspects of the school’s work. It also provides high quality support.