|Name||Finedon Mulso Church of England 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||04 December 2013|
|Address||Wellingborough Road, Finedon, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN9 5JT|
|Religious Character||Church of England|
|Number of Pupils||172 (57% boys 43% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||20.1|
|Academy Sponsor||Learning For Life Education Trust|
|Percentage Free School Meals||19.5%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||2.9%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||11%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
• This is a smaller than average-sized school of its type. • Almost all pupils are of White British heritage. • The proportion of pupils eligible for the pupil premium funding is average. The pupil premium is additional funding for those pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, children who are looked after by the local authority and other groups. • The proportion of pupils supported through school action is above the national average. The proportion of pupils supported through school action plus, or with a statement of special educational needs is average. • The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics. • The school is part of a federation with Finedon Infant School. The headteacher works as an executive headteacher across both schools and some staff also have responsibilities that are shared between both schools.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school. • All groups of pupils achieve well, including disabled pupils and those with special educational needs, those supported by pupil premium funding and the most able. • Good teaching ensures that pupils enjoy their lessons. Teachers plan lessons that are interesting and pupils respond well to this. Some teaching is outstanding. • The school promotes pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development strongly. • Pupils’ behaviour in lessons and their attitudes to learning are good. They move around the school in a calm and orderly way. • Pupils say they feel safe at school and have confidence in adults to take care of them. • The headteacher leads the school well and is supported effectively by other staff. There are clear systems in place to check how well the school is doing and bring about further improvements. • Subject leaders are working well to improve learning and links with the federated infant school are very strong. This ensures that pupils move into the junior school with minimum disruption to their learning. • The governing body is providing an increasing level of support and challenge for the school. It is not yet an outstanding school because : • Teachers do not always check whether pupils • The school is working with parents to help understand before moving on to new work. them support their children’s learning more They do not make sure that pupils act on the effectively but this work is not yet completely written guidance they give them when they successful. mark their work. • Teaching assistants are not always well directed and are therefore sometimes passive observers.