Eastwick Junior School

Name Eastwick Junior School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school, converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.
Inspection Date 07 May 2014
Address Eastwick Drive, Great Bookham, Leatherhead, KT23 3PP
Phone Number 01372453672
Type Academy
Age Range 7-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 381 (55% boys 45% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 18.1
Academy Sponsor The Howard Partnership Trust
Local Authority Surrey
Percentage Free School Meals 3.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 8.6%
Persisitent Absence 4.9%
Pupils with SEN Support 6.8%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No
Highlights from Latest Inspection:

Information about this school

The school is larger than the average-sized junior school. The proportion of pupils who are eligible for pupil premium is lower than average. This is additional funding provided by the government to support pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals. The proportions of pupils from minority ethnic groups and those who speak English as an additional language are well below average. The proportion of disabled pupils and who have special educational needs that are supported at school action is below average. The proportion of pupils that are supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is above average. The school has specially resourced provision (known as The Ark) for 22 pupils with special educational needs, mainly from the autistic spectrum. In 2012, the school formed a federation with Eastwick Infant School, sharing the same headteacher and governing body. There have been significant changes in staffing in the last two years, including a change of headteacher. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ learning and progress.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. The headteacher, other leaders and governors have worked effectively to raise standards. They have a clear understanding of what needs to be done to further improve teaching and learning. Pupils in all years achieve well and are making good progress from their different starting points. Standards in reading are high and in mathematics are improving strongly. Writing standards are improving for most pupils. Teachers have high expectations of what most pupils can achieve. Pupils respond enthusiastically and take a pride in their school and their achievements. The school environment is safe and welcoming. Pupils’ behaviour is good and they manage their own behaviour well, helping each other to learn. The quality of teaching is good. Teachers plan stimulating activities which motivate and excite pupils to learn. The strong leadership of the headteacher and the governors ensures that staff and pupils work together to raise achievement. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Although examination results historically have been high, standards slipped in 2013, especially in mathematics and writing, particularly for girls. Although most teaching is good, in a few classes, the most able pupils are not always challenged as much as they could be.