Frimley CofE Junior School

Name Frimley CofE Junior School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 08 January 2015
Address Frimley Green Road, Frimley, Frimley Green, Camberley, Surrey, GU16 6ND
Phone Number 01252835440
Type Primary
Age Range 7-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 342 (45% boys 55% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.5
Local Authority Surrey
Percentage Free School Meals 9.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 4.7%
Persisitent Absence 6.9%
Pupils with SEN Support 14.6%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Frimley Church of England Junior is larger than the average-sized junior school. After the previous inspection a new headteacher was appointed in September 2013 and a deputy headteacher in February 2014. A new Chair of the Governing Body was appointed in June 2014. Most governors have been appointed within the last two years. The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium, at around one pupil in ten, is lower than average. This additional government funding is used to support pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals and children who are looked after. Around one tenth of pupils are from one of a wide range of minority ethnic heritages within the school, with no one group predominating. This proportion is lower than average. An average proportion of pupils is disabled or has special educational needs. The school runs an eight o’clock club for pupils who are dropped off before school starts. This was seen during the inspection. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. The headteacher has improved the school considerably since the previous inspection. Her team shares her ambition to make the school outstanding. The standard of teaching has improved because : leaders’ management of its quality is exemplary. Staff share the school leadership’s drive for excellence. Leaders have developed effective ways of checking pupils’ progress in their learning. Pupils learn well and get good results in their tests. Leaders, managers and governors work effectively together to plan ways of making the school better in every way. Together, they make sure that improvements are carried out. The school develops pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development very well. Pupils learn respect for one another and for those of all faiths and backgrounds. Pupils behave well. They are polite, welcoming to visitors and cooperative in lessons. They enjoy taking responsibility for one another. Pupils show their enjoyment of school through their high attendance. The school keeps pupils safe and makes sure that they know how to keep themselves safe. Teaching is consistently good in quality. Teachers make sure that they plan well to help pupils make good progress. Marking in pupils’ English and mathematics books is thorough and offers pupils valuable guidance on how to improve. Reading is a strength. Pupils are encouraged to read widely. As a result, they develop good reading skills. Leaders and governors have been successful in driving up pupils’ achievement, so that it is now good. Test results went up in 2014. School figures show that this rise is continuing. Pupils generally make good progress. No group falls behind. There is little variation from class to class in the quality of pupils’ learning. It is not yet an outstanding school because : The most able pupils make good progress, but do not always make the rapid progress they need to do as well as possible. Marking in pupils’ topic and science books does not provide as much helpful guidance as in their English and mathematics books. Pupils are sometimes allowed to get away with untidy or poorly spelled work in these books.