Crownfield Junior School

Name Crownfield Junior School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 13 May 2014
Address White Hart Lane, Collier Row, Romford, RM7 8JB
Phone Number 01708747070
Type Primary
Age Range 7-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 335 (46.9% boys 53.1% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 19.6
Local Authority Havering
Percentage Free School Meals 14.9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 26.2%
Persisitent Absence 6.3%
Pupils with SEN Support 16.6%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection

Information about this school

The school is larger than the average-sized junior school. Crownfield Infant School is situated adjacent to the junior school. Approximately one third of the pupils are from minority ethnic groups, the largest groups being of African heritage. This is higher than the national average. At one fifth of the school population, the proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is also higher than usual. Many pupils are bilingual, although a few join at the early stages of learning English. The proportion of pupils supported through the pupil premium funding is higher than similar schools. This is additional government funding to support those pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals or are in care. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is higher than usual. The proportion supported by school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is also above average. The school meets the government’s current floor targets, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. In the last 18 months the headteacher, deputy headteacher and new middle leadership team have all taken up their posts. During the inspection, pupils in Year 6 were sitting their end of Key Stage 2 national tests.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Pupils’ achievement is good. In 2013, a significantly higher than average proportion of pupils made good progress in mathematics. The quality of teaching is good and some is exemplary. The school has introduced robust systems for checking the quality of teaching and provides clear guidance to teachers to help them improve their practice. The behaviour of pupils is good and pupils are safe in school. Pupils of differing backgrounds play and learn well together because the school does not tolerate any discrimination. The positive school atmosphere is the result of the headteacher’s vision for the school and his strong focus promoting the school’s values. All staff and the very large majority of parents agree that the school is well led and managed. Since their appointment, senior leaders have successfully created an enthusiastic team of middle leaders. Their skills have developed quickly as a result of targeted training programmes. They are already helping to bring about improvements in teaching and learning. Governors are effective in both supporting and challenging leaders about the work of the school. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Leaders and teachers do not yet systematically plan opportunities to share best practice about excellent teaching. On occasions, some teachers do not always challenge pupils to achieve higher levels in their tasks or give timely support if they are struggling. This is especially the case for those pupils of average ability. Pupils are sometimes not given enough time and support to act upon the comments adults make about their work.

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