Ormesby Village Junior School

Name Ormesby Village Junior School
Website www.ormesbyvillagejuniorschool.org/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 07 November 2018
Address North Road, Ormesby St Margaret, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR29 3LA
Phone Number 01493730944
Type Primary
Age Range 7-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 169 (50% boys 50% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.1
Local Authority Norfolk
Percentage Free School Meals 17.8%
Percentage English is Not First Language 7.7%
Persisitent Absence 7.7%
Pupils with SEN Support 13%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Ormesby Village Junior School is a maintained school. The school federated under one governing body with Ormesby Village Infant School in April 2015. The schools share a headteacher, deputy headteacher and leader for SEND. Ormesby Village Junior School is smaller than the average-sized primary school. The senior leadership team is made up of the headteacher and the deputy headteacher. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is lower than the national average. The proportion of pupils with SEND is in line with the national average, and the proportion of pupils who have an education, health and care plan is below average. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is in line with the national average.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Leaders have established a school community united by a caring ethos in which pupils, regardless of their backgrounds or abilities, make good progress. Leaders and governors have an accurate view of the school’s strengths and weaknesses and implement effective improvement plans. The quality of teaching, learning and assessment is good in most subjects. Leaders hold teachers accountable for their work and provide effective professional development. Disadvantaged pupils are fully included in the school. They achieve well as a result of well-considered use of extra funding. Teachers ensure that pupils work hard and concentrate on their learning, including when they find the work difficult. The teaching of reading is good. Pupils use the skills from English well in most other subjects across the curriculum. Leaders’ actions to improve behaviour have been successful. Parents and pupils agree that it has improved significantly in the last 12 months. Pupils treat each other and staff with care and live up to the expectations of leaders and teachers. Pupils with social, emotional and/or mental health difficulties are well supported and make good progress. Leaders’ determination to improve attendance has been successful. Pupils’ overall attendance has risen in the last 12 months and continues to improve. It is in line with the national average and improving strongly. Improved teaching, learning and assessment have led to better outcomes in reading, writing and mathematics. Most pupils’ achievement is good and some is even better. Safeguarding is effective. Staff are vigilant and act effectively to ensure that pupils are safe from harm. Leadership of science and some foundation subjects (subjects other than English, mathematics and science) is not as well developed as it is in English and mathematics. Outcomes in science and some foundation subjects are not as high as they should be because the quality of teaching, learning and assessment is too variable in these subjects.