Court Lane Junior Academy

Name Court Lane Junior Academy
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Hilary Avenue, Cosham, Portsmouth, PO6 2PP
Phone Number 02392375444
Type Academy
Age Range 7-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 478 (48.5% boys 51.5% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 26.0
Academy Sponsor University Of Chichester (Multi) Academy Trust
Local Authority Portsmouth
Percentage Free School Meals 16.9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 9.4%
Persistent Absence 5.6%
Pupils with SEN Support 17.6%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (04 December 2018)
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Information about this school

The school joined the University of Chichester multi-academy trust in September 2016. The trust board delegates some responsibilities for the governance of the school to a local governing body. The school is led by an executive headteacher, who also leads the infant school adjacent to the school site. The school is larger than the average-sized junior school. Most pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils who are eligible for the pupil premium is lower than the national average. The proportion of pupils with SEND is in line with other schools.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Leaders work with steadfast determination. They have improved the school quickly since its conversion to an academy in 2016. Pupils receive a good education. Leaders at all levels are resilient. They have dealt with many changes thoughtfully to bring about a consistent improvement journey. Current pupils achieve good outcomes. Teaching and learning are good and improving quickly. Professional development opportunities, wisely used, have helped develop teachers well. Pupils enjoy their learning in lessons and across the curriculum. Pupils learn about many interesting topics. The curriculum is rich and varied. Pupils? spiritual, moral, social and cultural learning is preparing them confidently for future life. Leaders? work to support pupils? transition from infant school is very good. Pupils? needs are correctly identified. Consequently, they start junior school well prepared. Governors work closely with leaders and trustees. They support and challenge leaders wisely. They effectively fulfil their responsibilities to the multi-academy trust board of trustees. Pupils who are disadvantaged are well supported. Teaching and learning are correctly identifying any needs they might have. As a result, current pupils catch up to other pupils with similar staring points quickly. Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) are supported caringly. Appropriate individual support is helping them make better progress now. Leaders know the school?s strengths and areas to improve very well. However, middle leaders need to further develop their understanding of the impact of their work. Teachers? use of available teaching, learning and assessment information to improve pupils? learning is inconsistent.