Craneswater Junior School

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About Craneswater Junior School

Name Craneswater Junior School
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mr David Jones
Address St Ronan’s Road, Southsea, PO4 0PX
Phone Number 02392734787
Phase Primary
Type Community school
Age Range 7-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 474
Local Authority Portsmouth
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Pupils make good progress and reach standards of attainment which are above average, particularly so in mathematics.

Disabled pupils and those with special educational needs make good progress in their reading and mathematics. Most teaching is good, and there is some which is outstanding. Lessons move along at a good pace and pupils get a lot of work done.

Teachers know a lot about the topics they teach and are confident in using a wide range of approaches to engage the pupils. The behaviour of pupils is outstanding because : they are keen to learn and enthusiastically respond to the opportunities they are given. Pupils feel particularly... well cared for at school and know how they can keep themselves safe.

Senior leaders have worked well together to make sure that the key issues at the previous inspection have been tackled and that teaching continues to improve. Members of the governing body are well informed about how well the school is doing, and ask challenging questions to check the information they are given. They make sure that all statutory requirements are met.

It is not yet an outstanding school because : There is not yet enough teaching which is outstanding, and a small proportion of teaching that sometimes requires improvement. Very occasionally, the pace of lessons slows, when teachers do not make sure there is a sense of urgency and pupils work at a leisurely rate. In a very few lessons, teachers do not give pupils enough opportunities to think for themselves what they need to do next.

The pace of progress in writing for disabled pupils and those with special educational needs is not as rapid as it is in reading and mathematics. This is because adults do not always expect enough of these pupils, and teachers do not always check on their progress or adapt the support they receive often enough in the light of this.

Information about this school

This school is larger than average for a junior school and has three classes in each year group.

The majority of pupils are of White British heritage. An average proportion of pupils represent a wide range of other minority ethnic backgrounds. A few pupils speak English as an additional language.

The proportion of pupils supported through school action is above average. The proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is average. The proportion of pupils eligible for the pupil premium is average.

This is additional government funding for pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals, children looked after by the local authority, or pupils from armed services families. There is a breakfast club on the school site run by a private company. This was not part of this inspection but is subject to separate inspection arrangements.

The latest report can be found on the Ofsted website. Three pupils are registered to attend school at The Harbour School, an alternative provision for the education of pupils in the local authority. The school meets the government's current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress in English and mathematics by the end of Key Stage 2.

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