Earlswood Junior School

Name Earlswood Junior School
Website http://www.earlswood.surrey.sch.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 13 November 2013
Address Brambletye Park Road, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 6JX
Phone Number 01737765125
Type Primary
Age Range 7-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 462 (51% boys 49% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.7
Local Authority Surrey
Percentage Free School Meals 14.8%
Percentage English is Not First Language 14.5%
Persisitent Absence 6.8%
Pupils with SEN Support 13%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

The school is larger than the average-sized primary school. The school was federated with the neighbouring infant school in May 2011 and the executive headteacher has responsibility for leading and managing both schools. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for pupil premium funding is broadly average. In this school, the funding supports those pupils who are eligible for free school meals or who are looked after by the local authority. The proportion of pupils who are from minority ethnic groups and who speak English as an additional language is broadly average. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs supported through school action is lower than average. The proportion who are supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is above average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. There has been a significant change to the teaching team since the previous inspection. The school provides a breakfast club and an after-school club for pupils.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. School leaders and governors are ambitious and have high expectations for staff and pupils. They have brought about significant improvements since the previous inspection, demonstrating that they have the capacity to improve further. All pupils make good progress across the school and reach standards that are above average in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6. Teaching is now good, with an increasing proportion that is outstanding. Teachers have high expectations and they provide activities that are imaginative and inspire pupils to learn. Disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs make good progress. This is because staff are skilled at identifying their needs and providing good support to help them to learn as well as other pupils. Pupils behave well in lessons and when moving around the school. They feel safe in school because they are well cared for. They are polite and friendly and get on well together regardless of background. The curriculum is carefully planned to ensure that pupils make good progress and are well prepared for the next stage in their education. It is enriched by additional activities such as art, music and sports, which adds to their enjoyment of learning and contributes well to their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. School leaders and governors have strengthened teaching by using the skills of all staff across the federated schools. They have an accurate understanding of the school’s strengths and areas for development and have ambitious plans for further improvement. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Pupils do not yet make outstanding progress because there are times when teachers move on too quickly before pupils have securely mastered their skills and knowledge. Teaching is not yet outstanding because not all teachers ask questions that deepen pupils’ understanding. Additionally there are occasions when pupils do not improve their work in response to teachers’ marking.