Kiveton Park Meadows Junior School

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Kiveton Park Meadows Junior School

Name Kiveton Park Meadows 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 26 February 2013
Address Storth Lane, Kiveton Park, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S26 5QT
Phone Number 01909771207
Type Primary
Age Range 7-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 216 (48% boys 52% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.4
Academy Sponsor James Montgomery Academy Trust
Local Authority Rotherham
Percentage Free School Meals 13.4%
Percentage English is Not First Language 6.5%
Persisitent Absence 5.5%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Almost all pupils are White British in this smaller than average-sized junior school. An average proportion of pupils is known to be eligible for free school meals and supported by funding through the pupil premium. This funding also supports the children of service families and children looked after by the local authority. There are no pupils from either of these two groups in the school. The proportion supported by school action is average. An above average proportion of pupils are supported by school action plus or have a statement of special educational needs. The headteacher is also head of the children’s centre which shares the school site and which is inspected separately. The school meets current floor standards, which are the government’s minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress at the end of Year 6. The school takes a leading role in helping other local schools to improve the teaching of reading.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. The quality of teaching is good overall and some is outstanding. Lessons are interesting and keep pupils busy. Attainment in mathematics and reading is above average and writing is improving rapidly. Pupils make good progress and achieve well. Pupils’ personal development thrives in the very supportive and caring atmosphere of the school. Their behaviour and attitudes to learning are outstanding. The leadership of the headteacher has been a strong driving force in the significant improvements made since the previous inspection. Senior leaders and subject managers are an effective team and contribute well to school improvement. Their robust checks have brought good improvements to the quality of teaching and pupils’ achievement. School leaders have worked very effectively with the local authority. The governing body has a good understanding of how well the school is doing and consistently challenges it to do better. It is not yet an outstanding school because : There is too little outstanding teaching and some aspects of teaching that need to be improved. Consequently, pupils’ achievement is good, rather than outstanding.