Drayton CofE Junior School

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About Drayton CofE Junior School

Name Drayton CofE Junior School
Website http://www.draytonjunior.norfolk.sch.uk
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mrs Alison Read
Address School Road, Drayton, Norwich, NR8 6EF
Phone Number 01603867504
Phase Primary
Type Voluntary controlled school
Age Range 7-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 333
Local Authority Norfolk
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school.

The great majority of teaching is good. Lessons are planned to take into account pupils' different levels of skills, knowledge and understanding. Conscientious marking provides pupils with clear guidance on how to improve their work.

Pupils are now making good progress in reading, writing and mathematics, and this is helping them to make up for slower progress in the past. Pupils behave well and enjoy school because : of the rich variety of learning experiences and the good care they receive. They are keen to learn and to meet their individual targets.

Attendance is above average. The support for disabled pupils and those who ha...ve special educational needs is good. The extra lessons provided for pupils who are falling behind or who have gaps in their knowledge are effective in helping them catch up.

The school is well led. Senior leaders monitor teaching and track pupils' progress well. Staff morale is good.

Teaching staff understand their responsibility for ensuring that all pupils succeed. The governing body holds the school to account well. They have a good understanding of the school from their visits, the information they receive and the way they question senior leaders.

It is not yet an outstanding school because : While teaching has improved rapidly, it is not yet outstanding. Pupils are still making up for the previous period of slow progress. In addition, pupils' progress slows for a while when they transfer from their infant school.

The feedback to teachers after lesson observations does not always provide enough detail on how to teach a specific subject better. Subject leaders are still developing their roles in the new leadership structure.

Information about this school

Drayton Junior School is larger than the average primary school.

The great majority of pupils are of White British heritage and few speak English as an additional language. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs who are supported by school action is slightly below the national average. The proportion supported by school action plus external support, or with a statement of special educational needs is also slightly below average.

The school receives additional funding, known as pupil premium, for a below-average proportion of pupils. Pupil premium funding is provided to improve the progress of pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals, those who belong to military service families and those who are looked after by the local authority. The school meets the government's current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for attainment and progress.

At its last inspection in May 2012, the school was found to require special measures. The school was required to improve: the quality of teaching, pupils' progress in mathematics and English; and how leaders check and improve the quality of teaching and plan for the future. In December 2012, the school's religious character was inspected under section 48 of the Education Act 2005.

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