Freemans Endowed Church of England Junior Academy

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Freemans Endowed Church of England Junior Academy

Name Freemans Endowed Church of England Junior Academy
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 07 February 2017
Address Westfield Road, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN8 3HD
Phone Number 01933274870
Type Academy
Age Range 7-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 235 (50% boys 50% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.9
Academy Sponsor Peterborough Diocese Education Trust
Local Authority Northamptonshire
Percentage Free School Meals 15.7%
Percentage English is Not First Language 6.8%
Persisitent Absence 8.1%
Pupils with SEN Support 16.2%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

The principal joined the school in January 2016 as vice-principal. She was appointed to the post of principal with effect from September 2016. There is currently no vice-principal. The school is a stand-alone academy with its own governing body. The proportion of pupils who are supported by the pupil premium funding is below the national average. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities is below average. The school complies with DfE guidance on what academies should publish. The school meets the requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress at the end of key stage 2.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The principal leads by example. She provides strong and determined leadership which has enabled the school to make rapid improvements in a short space of time. She is highly respected by pupils, parents, staff and governors. Leaders and the governors know the school’s strengths and weaknesses. They are ambitious for the school. They know what needs to be done to sustain pupils’ good achievement and to continue the school’s journey of improvement. The roles of subject leaders are developing. Currently, not all subject leaders are securing improvements in their areas of responsibility. The quality of teaching, learning and assessment across the school is good. However, the most able pupils are not always challenged enough in their lessons. Teachers have good subject knowledge. They use this to check pupils’ progress carefully and plan learning activities to address gaps in understanding and extend learning. Outcomes are good in all subjects and all groups make good progress. The differences between disadvantaged pupils’ outcomes and other pupils’ outcomes are diminishing rapidly. Outcomes in writing would be even higher if pupils had more opportunities to apply their writing skills. In mathematics, pupils would benefit from more time to develop their reasoning skills. The school’s well-balanced curriculum encourages pupils to gain knowledge and skills in a wide range of subjects. It promotes their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development well. Behaviour is good. Relationships around school are excellent; pupils and adults treat one another with respect. However, attendance is below the national average. Pupils feel safe and are happy to learn in the school. Pupils whose circumstances make them vulnerable are very well cared for.