|Name||Ormiston Cliff Park Junior Academy|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Requires improvement|
|Inspection Date||18 October 2016|
|Address||Orde Avenue, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR31 6SZ|
|Number of Pupils||341|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||0|
|Academy Sponsor||Ormiston Academies Trust|
|Percentage Free School Meals||18.5%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||13.8%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. The school complies with Department for Education guidance on what academies should publish. The school is larger than the average size compared to schools nationally. The majority of pupils are of White British background. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is lower than that found nationally. The proportion of pupils who are disadvantaged and known to be eligible for free school meals is average. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs who are supported by the school is below average. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities supported by a statement or education, health and care plan is broadly average.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a school that requires improvement Leaders have not ensured that their checks on teaching and on the support provided have had sufficient impact on improving teaching and pupils’ progress in their learning. The quality of teaching is not consistently good across the school. In some classes, assessment is not used well enough to ensure that teaching is matched to pupils’ needs. As a result, some pupils do not make as much progress as they should. Leaders, including governors and trustees, have not checked closely enough that teaching is accelerating learning over time so that standards improve more rapidly. Teachers are not consistent in their expectations of pupils and in their implementation of the school’s behaviour systems. As a result, sometimes pupils’ attitudes to learning are not as good as they should be, particularly where teaching does not meet pupils’ needs. The school has the following strengths A broad and exciting curriculum is provided for pupils. This is enhanced by enrichment activities, clubs and visits. Consequently pupils like coming to school and enjoy a wide range of learning experiences. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development are promoted well. Pupils demonstrate positive attitudes towards people from different backgrounds, faiths and cultures. Adults care for pupils and have good relationships with them. Pupils are kept safe in school and know that there is always an adult to turn to if they have worries. Pupils who have special educational needs are supported well in school. They make good progress from their starting points because : provision is carefully planned and evaluated.