Fixby Junior and Infant School

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Fixby Junior and Infant School

Name Fixby Junior and Infant School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Lightridge Road, Fixby, Huddersfield, HD2 2HB
Phone Number 01484226650
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 301 (51.5% boys 48.5% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 19.9
Local Authority Kirklees
Percentage Free School Meals 26.2%
Percentage English is Not First Language 57.8%
Persistent Absence 10.3%
Pupils with SEN Support 10.2%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (29 April 2015)
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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 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.