Carbeile Junior School

Name Carbeile Junior School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Trevol Road, Torpoint, PL11 2NH
Phone Number 01752812474
Type Primary
Age Range 7-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 356 (51.4% boys 48.6% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 19.7
Local Authority Cornwall
Percentage Free School Meals 20.8%
Percentage English is Not First Language 1.9%
Persistent Absence 3.1%
Pupils with SEN Support 15%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (14 June 2016)
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Information about this school

Carbeile Junior School is much larger than the average-sized primary school. The headteacher was appointed just before the last inspection in 2014 and took up post shortly afterwards. The deputy headteacher has been appointed since the last inspection. The school receives support from the National Association of Headteachers Aspire programme and a local authority school improvement partner. The majority of pupils are from a White British background. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium (additional government funding to support pupils who are eligible for free school meals and those who are in the care of the local authority) is above average. The proportion of girls in the school is in line with the national average. The proportion of pupils with special educational needs or disability requiring support is well below average. The proportion of pupils with special educational needs or disability who have a statement or an education, health and care plan is just below average. The school meets the government?s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils? attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6. The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school As a result of the headteacher?s clear vision and purposeful leadership, the school has improved rapidly since the last inspection. The quality of teaching has improved significantly since the time of the last inspection because best practice is more consistently applied across the school. Different groups of pupils in different year groups make good progress. They achieve standards of attainment that are higher than the national average. All pupils, but particularly the most able pupils, are routinely challenged to aim high and think more deeply. The school has received valuable external support that has helped to improve aspects of leadership and teaching. Pupils are well mannered, polite and confidently self-assured. They understand the importance of treating others with consideration and respect. Governors are keenly involved in the life of the school. They are committed and loyal, providing both support and challenge to the headteacher. Pupils demonstrate positive attitudes to learning because the curriculum, and the activities that teachers plan, stimulate their interest and curiosity. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Middle leaders? skills are rapidly developing but they do not yet play a fully strategic role that has a direct impact upon achievement. Governors are not yet fully effective in supporting and challenging leaders to maximise the impact of planned actions on school improvement. Pupils are not always moved on swiftly enough once they have met their targets. Not all teachers routinely use questioning effectively to deepen pupils? learning further.