Bidbury Junior School

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About Bidbury Junior School

Name Bidbury Junior School
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mrs Vanessa Double
Address Fraser Road, Bedhampton, Havant, PO9 3EF
Phone Number 02392474513
Phase Primary
Type Community school
Age Range 7-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 231
Local Authority Hampshire
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The headteacher provides passionate, strong and focused leadership.

She has built a stable and effective staff team. Their hard work and dedication have brought about improvements across the school in the past two years. Leaders have a comprehensive understanding of the school's strengths and weaknesses and work tirelessly to ensure sustained improvement in pupils' experience and their attainment and progress.

All members of staff are supportive of pupils' welfare and development. The school is committed to the inclusion of all pupils. Staff work hard to ensure that all pupils attend school regularly and their needs are met. are proud of their school and enjoy their time here. They aspire to do well. A consistent approach from all members of staff ensures that they behave well and are sensitive to the needs of others.

The vigilance of all staff ensures that they are safe and happy. The leaders of all curriculum areas are enthusiastic and have good subject knowledge. As a result, the curriculum has been carefully planned and is broad and balanced.

However, senior leaders are aware that outcomes for pupils need to be more closely monitored. English and mathematics are well planned and assessed throughout the school. As a result of good teaching, current pupils are making increasingly good progress and are prepared for the next stage in their education.

However, outcomes are not yet good because some pupils are not yet achieving their full potential. Most parents and carers are very positive about the school and the changes the new headteacher has brought about. They are confident their children are happy and safe and that they learn well and make progress.

Governance is good. Governors are proud of the school and monitor leaders' actions successfully. They provide effective challenge and support.

The local authority supports the school to a high standard.

Information about this school

Bidbury Junior School is slightly smaller than the average-sized primary school. It is currently two-form entry.

Most pupils are White British. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is below the national average. The proportion of pupils with SEND is above average.

The proportion with education, health and care plans is above the national average. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils supported by the pupil premium funding is above the national average. A substantive headteacher was appointed from 1 September 2017 and the staffing structure was reorganised in September 2018.

The senior leadership team of the school currently consists of the headteacher, the school business manager and a senior teacher. Leadership is supported by the local authority. The school runs a daily breakfast club.

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