Four Lanes Community Junior School


Name Four Lanes Community Junior School
Website http://www.fourlanes-jun.hants.sch.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 07 November 2018
Address Hanmore Road, Chineham, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG24 8PQ
Phone Number 01256816326
Type Primary
Age Range 7-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 321 (55% boys 45% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 19.1
Local Authority Hampshire
Percentage Free School Meals 3.4%
Percentage English is Not First Language 11.8%

Information about this school

Four Lanes Junior School is larger than the average-sized primary school. The vast majority of pupils are White British. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is below the national average. The proportion of pupils with SEND is below average. The proportion with educational, health and care plans or a statement of special educational needs is below the national average. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils supported by the pupil premium funding is below the national average. The school runs a breakfast club and an after-school club.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The headteacher and the deputy headteacher provide strong, focused and effective leadership. Their hard work and dedication have resulted in a junior school that develops ambitious, aspirational pupils who believe in themselves. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is at the heart of all that the school does. The deputy headteacher ensures that the principles of The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) are woven through every aspect of school life to form a strong and positive ethos. This work is central to the development of pupils’ outstanding attitudes to learning, excellent behaviour and strong sense of responsibility. The leaders of all curriculum areas are enthusiastic and have good subject knowledge. As a result, the curriculum has been carefully planned. It is broad and balanced and is clear in its purpose and intent for learning. However, leaders cannot always show the effects of their work across all year groups. English and mathematics are well planned and assessed throughout the school. As a result of good teaching, pupils are making good progress and are well prepared for the next stage in their education. However, not all pupils achieve the highest standards of which they are capable. Leaders are successful in ensuring that support and professional development is available for all teaching staff, regardless of their experience. As a result, there have been improvements in outcomes and experiences across the curriculum. The majority of parents are positive about the school. They are confident that their children are happy and safe and that they learn well and make progress. However, a significant number of parents feel that leaders do not communicate well and do not listen to their views. Governance is good. Governors monitor leaders’ actions successfully and provide effective challenge. The local authority supports the school to a high standard.