Churchfields Junior School

Name Churchfields Junior School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 10 December 2014
Address Churchfields, South Woodford, Redbridge, London, E18 2RB
Phone Number 02085044650
Type Primary
Age Range 7-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 478
Number of Pupils per Teacher 24.6
Local Authority 317
Percentage Free School Meals 7.7%
Percentage English is Not First Language 21.3%
Persisitent Absence 5.2%
Pupils with SEN Support 7.3%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

This school is larger than the average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils who are supported through the pupil premium is below average. This is additional funding provided for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals or in the care of the local authority. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is below average. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic groups and those who speak English as an additional language is above 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. The headteacher has been in post since the last inspection, when the school was being rebuilt. The school provides a breakfast club as well as a number of after-school clubs.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. The headteacher and senior leaders provide the school with strong leadership and management. They have very high expectations of both staff and pupils. Pupils reach exceptionally high levels in reading, writing, mathematics, punctuation, grammar and spelling by the time they leave Year 6. Pupils from all backgrounds work well together, resulting in a harmonious school community. Pupils say that they feel safe in school and are not worried about bullying. They have an excellent understanding of how to keep safe. The behaviour of pupils is outstanding. They are kind and helpful and like learning together. They enjoy being at school, attend regularly and are punctual to lessons. Teaching is outstanding. Staff share leaders’ very high expectations of pupils. Lessons are skilfully planned to enthuse, motivate and engage pupils and to develop in them a love of learning. Teachers’ marking of pupils’ work is thorough, with clear guidance on what pupils need to do to improve their work. This makes a significant contribution to pupils’ exceptional rates of progress. The school has developed an excellent curriculum which is rich and varied. Pupils successfully learn to be responsible members of the school and the wider community. Pupils benefit from many stimulating and inspiring activities which promote their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. The governing body strongly supports the school and challenges the school’s leaders when necessary. This has contributed to sustained improvements.