Freegrounds Junior School

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About Freegrounds Junior School

Name Freegrounds Junior School
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mr Ryan O'Hearn
Address Hobb Lane, Hedge End, Southampton, SO30 0GG
Phone Number 01489782295
Phase Primary
Type Community school
Age Range 7-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 362
Local Authority Hampshire
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Pupils learn well and make good progress in reading, writing and mathematics.

Since the last inspection, achievement has improved considerably. An above average proportion of pupils attain at the expected level, and in reading, an above average proportion attained at a higher level. All groups of pupils, including disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs, make good progress from their starting points.

The curriculum is excellent, with lively and exciting activities that motivate the pupils. High quality spiritual, moral, social and cultural development promotes pupils' high self-esteem and confidence. Behaviour and saf...ety are good.

Pupils are polite and courteous and have a good understanding of how to stay safe. The school provides a positive and caring climate for learning where each pupil is treated as an individual. The school is improving rapidly due to a strong senior leadership team and supportive governing body.

The school successfully identifies priorities for improvements and this has been evident in the progress that pupils make. It is not yet an outstanding school because : A minority of pupils make uneven progress, particularly in mathematics in Years 4 and 5. Sometimes work set for the most able pupils is not always demanding enough, or does not provide enough opportunities for them to learn independently.

Information about this school

Freegrounds Junior is a larger than average-sized school. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs supported through school action is average. A very low percentage of pupils are supported by school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs.

Their needs relate mainly to moderate learning difficulties and behaviour, emotional and social difficulties. The majority of pupils are White British and a small minority speak English as an additional language. The number of pupils leaving or joining the school part-way through the year is very low.

A very low proportion of pupils are known to be eligible for free school meals and a lower proportion than average are supported by the pupil premium. The school meets floor standards which set the government's minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress. There is an established pre-school and after-school club; these are both run privately and are not part of this inspection.

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