|Name||Fixby Junior and Infant School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||29 April 2015|
|Address||Lightridge Road, Fixby, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD2 2HB|
|Religious Character||Does not apply|
|Number of Pupils||303 (49% boys 51% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||19.9|
|Percentage Free School Meals||18.8%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||57.8%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||10.2%|
|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 an average-sized primary school. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is below average. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils, those supported by pupil premium funding, is well above the national average. (The pupil premium is additional government funding to support pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and those who are looked after by the local authority.) The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic heritages is well above average and has increased since the previous inspection. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is also well above that usually found. Children attend the Reception classes on a full-time basis. The school provides a breakfast club. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6. An independently run pre-school is situated on the school site. It is subject to a separate inspection and receives a separate report, which is available at http://reports.ofsted.gov.uk The headteacher was appointed in April 2014 after the previous inspection. Several teachers, including members of the leadership team are also new to the school.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school. The headteacher’s drive and ambition for the school provide a firm foundation for school improvement. She is well supported by a good staff team and strong governing body. As a result the quality of teaching and learning has improved well since the previous inspection and is now good. All groups of pupils achieve well and make good progress in reading, writing and mathematics. They take pride in their work and present it well. Early years provision is good. Children are well prepared for their future education. They are keen to learn and make good progress. The quality of teaching is good overall. Teachers use marking and feedback effectively and teaching assistants are deployed well. Pupils are well behaved, polite and friendly. They feel safe and attendance is above average. The curriculum is well planned and promotes pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development strongly. Pupils take their roles as prefects and play leaders seriously and they make a good contribution to the school’s positive ethos for learning. It is not yet an outstanding school because : On a few occasions, pupils do not achieve all of which they are capable because teachers do not always adjust their teaching in response to pupils’ developing needs. Very occasionally, pupils do not work with sufficient urgency or self-reliance and teachers do not always fully address this. A minority of activities in the early years is not challenging enough for children of different abilities.