|Name||Ravenscote Junior School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Outstanding|
|Inspection Date||13 February 2013|
|Address||Old Bisley Road, Frimley, Camberley, Surrey, GU16 9RE|
|Religious Character||Does Not Apply|
|Number of Pupils||620 (50% boys 50% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||22.9|
|Academy Sponsor||Engage, Enrich, Excel Academies|
|Percentage Free School Meals||3.9%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||8.7%|
Information about this school
This junior school is much larger than the average-sized primary school. The majority of pupils are White British, with a small proportion from a range of other ethnic backgrounds. In 2012, the largest of these groups were from other White, Indian and mixed White and Asian backgrounds. Only a few pupils speak English as an additional language. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs supported by the school is a little above average. The proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is similar to that of other schools. The main needs identified are moderate learning difficulties and emotional, social and behavioural difficulties. A few have sensory impairment or physical disability. Fewer than 10% of pupils are entitled to support under the pupil premium (extra funding from the government). This proportion is much lower than the national average. The school currently meets the government’s floor standards which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is an outstanding school. Pupils achieve extremely well. They start to make rapid progress as soon as they join the school, which is sustained until they leave. This leads to very high standards. The care and support provided for disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs and those whose circumstances make them at risk of not doing as well is exceptional. Learning is exciting because teachers make lessons challenging and interesting. Teachers always adapt their teaching when necessary to ensure every pupil succeeds. Pupils almost always behave well. They are caring and thoughtful towards one another and have a strong sense of belonging to the school’s community. The curriculum is inspirational. It builds pupils’ skills across a wide range of subjects and makes the school’s vision of ‘Engage, Enrich, Excel’ come to life. Leadership and management are exemplary. All leaders and governors, share the responsibility for making sure pupils get the very best opportunities and the highest quality teaching at all times. The headteacher supports staff to take on new responsibilities exceptionally well. As a result, the school continuously grows its own leaders who are totally committed to the school’s vision. This ensures improvements can be sustained. Communication between the headteacher and governors is excellent. Governors hold the school rigorously to account for pupils’ performance.