Oakfield Junior School


Name Oakfield Junior School
Website www.oakfieldjunior.com/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 13 December 2012
Address Bell Lane, Fetcham, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 9ND
Phone Number 01372374781
Type Primary
Age Range 7-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 250 (56% boys 44% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.2
Local Authority Surrey
Percentage Free School Meals 6%
Percentage English is Not First Language 5.2%
Persisitent Absence 4.3%
Pupils with SEN Support 14.8%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available Yes

Information about this school

Oakfield is an average-sized junior school. Most pupils are from White British backgrounds. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs supported by school action is well below average. The proportion of pupils at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is well above average. The school hosts a Learning Difficulties Centre (unit) which has typically accommodated 15 pupils with moderate learning difficulties. However, because the intake is changing, almost all pupils entering the unit recently have severe, complex learning difficulties. The proportion of pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals and for whom the school receives additional income (the pupil premium) is well below the national average. The school meets the government’s current floor standard, which sets the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The school has gained a number of awards, including the Eco-Schools Bronze award and the Ed-Ward (recognising the school’s work in supporting pupils with epilepsy).

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Pupils’ achievement in most subjects is now good. Standards by the end of Year 6 have risen steadily and are now above average. Able pupils do particularly well. Provision and the progress pupils make in the Learning Difficulties Centre is outstanding. The quality of teaching has improved and is now good in the great majority of lessons. Reading is taught well. Pupils make good progress and develop good skills in tackling unfamiliar texts. Attendance is high and pupils are rarely late for school. Pupils enjoy school, feel safe and are always well behaved. Leadership has improved. Senior leaders and governors are highly motivated, with a well-judged vision for further improvement. Rigorous checking of teaching and learning and effective management of teachers’ performance have contributed to better learning by pupils. Provision for disabled pupils and those with special educational needs within school is managed well. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Some inconsistencies remain in the progress pupils make in some aspects of English. Insufficient opportunities are provided for pupils to develop their writing skills across the curriculum. Handwriting has not been systematically developed and pupils’ work is not as neatly presented as it might be. There are some weaknesses in pupils’ spelling. Curriculum time is not always used flexibly to permit the development of more effective links between subjects.