Cuxton Community Junior School

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Cuxton Community Junior School

Name Cuxton Community Junior School
Ofsted Inspections
Address Bush Road, Cuxton, Rochester, ME2 1EY
Phone Number 01634337720
Type Academy
Age Range 7-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 223 (45.7% boys 54.3% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 18.5
Academy Sponsor The Primary First Trust
Local Authority Medway
Percentage Free School Meals 11.7%
Percentage English is Not First Language 4.0%
Persistent Absence 12.9%
Pupils with SEN Support 11.7%%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Information about this school

Cuxton Community Junior School opened in September 2014.

The previous junior school that occupied the site was judged inadequate in October 2013. The school federated with Cuxton Infant School in September 2014. Leaders and governors oversee both schools.

The school joined the Primary First Trust in September 2014. The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. The school complies with Department for Education guidance on what academies should publish.

This is a smaller-than-average-sized junior school. The proportion of pupils who are supported by the pupil premium is lower than the national average. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities is higher than the national average.

The school met the floor standards in 2016, which are the minimum requirements for pupils' attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Since opening in September 2014, the quality of teaching, learning and assessment and pupils' outcomes have improved significantly. The leadership team is ambitious and highly capable.

Leaders' support to improve the capacity of teaching staff is excellent. Relationships between pupils and staff are a significant strength. Pupils show a zest for learning and work hard during lessons.

As a result, classrooms are calm and purposeful. Pupils' behaviour is excellent. Throughout the school, pupils show respect and courtesy towards adults and each other.

Support for the personal development and welfare of pupils is first class. Teachers discuss challenging subjects with pupils with skill and sensitivity. As a result, pupils are well prepared for life in modern Britain.

Governors have a clear and accurate understanding of the performance of the school. They effectively hold leaders to account and carefully check that their high expectations are met. Teachers have secure subject knowledge and use this to guide pupils in their writing.

Pupils write well in a range of subjects. Pupils read widely and often. Support for those who fall behind with reading is effective.

As a result, pupils, including those who have special educational needs and/or disabilities, make strong reading progress. Mathematics teaching in most lessons challenges pupils. However, in some classes, the level of challenge for the most able and most-able disadvantaged pupils is not high enough.