Fryern Junior School

Name Fryern Junior School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 03 December 2014
Address Oakmount Road, Chandler’s Ford, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO53 2LN
Phone Number 02380254155
Type Primary
Age Range 7-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 266 (41% boys 59% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.4
Local Authority Hampshire
Percentage Free School Meals 14.3%
Percentage English is Not First Language 9.8%
Persisitent Absence 7.3%
Pupils with SEN Support 17.3%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Fryern Junior School is slightly smaller than most primary schools. The school has been part of a federation with Fryern Infant School since 2009. The two schools are led and managed by an executive headteacher and each has its own head of school. The schools also have a joint governing body. Most pupils are of White British heritage The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for pupil premium funding is broadly average. This is additional funding provided by the government to support disadvantaged pupils. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs is broadly average. The current head of school has joined the senior leadership team since the last inspection. The school meets the government floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is good school Pupils have good attitudes to learning. Teachers make lessons interesting and this encourages pupils to want to learn. The executive headteacher and the head of school provide good leadership. They are well supported by staff and governors and, as a result, teaching and pupils’ achievement are improving. Progress is good because pupils are well taught. They are achieving well in reading, writing and mathematics. Pupils settle quickly into Year 3 because staff work hard to make the transition smooth. Pupils with particular needs or who are at risk of falling behind are given good support to help them catch up and achieve well. Attendance is above average and pupils arrive on time for school. Pupils are proud of their school and very keen to tell visitors about all the opportunities it gives them Pupils behave well, showing respect for each other and adults. They say that they feel safe in school and their parents support this view. The school gives pupils very good opportunities to take part in sport, music, drama and other activities. Leaders check teaching regularly and make sure that staff receive good quality training to help them improve their teaching. The governing body knows the school well and provides a good balance of challenge and support for the senior staff. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Teaching is not yet outstanding and pupils do not make outstanding progress. The standard of presentation is not consistently good. Careless mistakes and untidy writing too often spoil the quality of pupils’ work. Teachers’ feedback to pupils does not always give them enough guidance on what to do to improve their work or make sure that they have time to respond.