Folville Junior School

Name Folville Junior School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 20 April 2016
Address Folville Rise, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE3 1EE
Phone Number 01162824368
Type Primary
Age Range 7-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 408 (50% boys 50% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.8
Local Authority Leicester
Percentage Free School Meals 23%
Percentage English is Not First Language 29.9%

Information about this school

The school is larger than the average-sized primary school. The majority of pupils are from White, including White British, backgrounds. The proportion of pupils from other minority ethnic groups is above average. The proportion that speak English as an additional language is above average. Many different languages are spoken by children who attend the school. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs or disability is below average. The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium is above average. The pupil premium funding is received for those pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals or who are looked after by the local authority. The school meets the government’s floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6. The school runs a daily breakfast club, which is managed by the governing body.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school This is a very caring and nurturing school with a positive climate for learning and strong relationships. The highly respected headteacher and deputy headteacher, well supported by staff and governors, have successfully focused on the right priorities since the last inspection. Consequently, pupils’ outcomes and the quality of teaching have improved and are now good. Teaching is well matched to pupils’ abilities and teachers’ subject knowledge is good. The range of additional sporting and educational activities provided by the school ensures that pupils are able to broaden their experiences very effectively. Pupils’ behaviour is consistently good. Pupils behave well in and around the school. They are courteous and polite and show consideration for each other and adults. This is an inclusive school where diversity is celebrated. Pupils develop a good understanding of different faiths and cultures and show high levels of respect for each other. Measures taken by school leaders to ensure the safety of pupils are effective. Pupils say that they feel extremely safe. They have a good understanding of how to keep themselves safe and what to do if they are worried. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Across the school, achievement in writing is not as good as in reading and mathematics. The quality of presentation of pupils’ writing, including handwriting, varies between classes. The school’s system to teach pupils spelling is not fully effective. As a result, some pupils repeat spelling errors in their work. Not all middle leaders are as effective as those in English and mathematics in reviewing teaching to improve pupils’ outcomes across the various curriculum subjects.