Crofton Hammond Junior School

Name Crofton Hammond Junior School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Address Mancroft Avenue, Stubbington, Fareham, PO14 2DE
Phone Number 01329664451
Type Primary
Age Range 7-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 248 (54% boys 46% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 28.8
Local Authority Hampshire
Percentage Free School Meals 6%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0.8%
Persistent Absence 3.1%
Pupils with SEN Support 11%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (18 September 2012)
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Information about this school

The school is average in size, with two classes per year group. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals is below average. The proportions of pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds or who speak English as an additional language are below the national average. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs and the proportion supported by school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs are below average. These needs relate mainly to moderate learning difficulties. The school meets the floor standards, which are the minimum standards for attainment and progress expected by the government. The school receives additional funding for around a fifth of pupils through the pupil premium because their parents and carers serve in the armed forces. This is an above average proportion of pupils. At the time of the inspection, the school was being led temporarily by the deputy headteacher following the retirement of the previous headteacher.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. Outstanding teaching means that pupils make excellent progress and reach high standards. Although their writing standards are well above average, they do not usually match those in reading, which are exceptional high. Pupils have very positive attitudes to learning and strive to do their best. They behave extremely well in lessons and around the school. Pupils feel entirely safe. They are well aware of how to keep themselves safe and they look out for one another, participating enthusiastically in the whole-school buddy system. Teachers interpret the curriculum in imaginative ways to provide a wealth of rich experiences for pupils. Lessons fully engage pupils and move at a brisk pace. Teachers skilfully modify work to take account of pupils? particular interests and individual abilities. Visits, visitors and extra-curricular activities contribute significantly to pupils? academic achievement and personal development. Sport and music are particular strengths, providing opportunities for pupils to hone their skills and develop their talents. School leaders and governors have a relentless commitment to sustaining high standards. They keep a close eye on the quality of teaching and meticulously monitor pupils? progress in order to provide further challenge or extra support when necessary.