Bromley Heath Junior School

Name Bromley Heath Junior School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 12 March 2015
Address Quakers Road, Downend, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS16 6NJ
Phone Number 01454867110
Type Primary
Age Range 7-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 238 (50% boys 50% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.9
Local Authority South Gloucestershire
Percentage Free School Meals 2.9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 1.3%
Persisitent Absence 1.7%
Pupils with SEN Support 11.3%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

The school is slightly smaller than the average-sized primary school. All pupils attend full time. The school has two classes in each of the year groups. There are no mixed-age classes. The school runs a breakfast club and an after-school club each day. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is lower than the national average. The proportion of the pupils in the school receiving support funded by the pupil premium is well below that seen nationally. The pupil premium is funding provided to give extra support to those pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and to children who are looked after. The proportion of children who are not from a White British background is lower than that seen nationally. A very small proportion of all of the pupils speak a first language other than English. The school met the government’s current floor standards in 2014, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6. The headteacher was seconded in November 2014 by the local authority to support Bowsland Green Primary School until the end of the summer term. The deputy headteacher has taken on the role of leading the school in the interim.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. The attainment of pupils at the end of Year 6 in reading, writing and mathematics has been significantly above the national averages for a number of years. A large proportion of pupils achieve the very highest level in mathematics. The proportion achieving at a similar level in writing is lower. The quality of teaching is excellent and enables all groups of pupils to make very good progress from their individual starting points. The rate of progress pupils make is on a steady upwards trajectory. The behaviour of the pupils is impeccable. They work very hard in lessons and this level of effort has a very positive impact on their learning. Pupils say they feel very safe in school. Parents echo the view that pupils are very well cared for while in school. The headteacher has led the school exceptionally well. Her very clear and determined leadership has secured significant improvements in the quality of teaching and the achievement of the pupils. The deputy headteacher and other members of the senior leadership team have ably supported the headteacher. They are involved in the rigorous checking of the progress pupils make and the effectiveness of teaching. As a result, the school tackles any underachievement promptly. All of the staff are committed to maintaining the high standards that are seen in many aspects of the school’s work. The governing body very effectively holds the school to account for pupils’ achievement through thorough and accurate scrutiny of all aspects of its work. The social, moral, spiritual and cultural awareness of pupils is developed very effectively. The work of the school fosters good relationships. Any form of discrimination is robustly challenged if it ever occurs. The programme of lessons successfully prepares pupils for the move in to secondary school and their next stage in education.