Furze Platt Junior School

Name Furze Platt Junior School
Website http://www.furzeplattjuniorschool.co.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 04 December 2018
Address Oaken Grove, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 6HQ
Phone Number 01628410099
Type Primary
Age Range 7-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 358 (54% boys 46% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.4
Local Authority Windsor and Maidenhead
Percentage Free School Meals 8.6%
Percentage English is Not First Language 17.6%
Persisitent Absence 3%
Pupils with SEN Support 21.8%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

This school is slightly larger than the average-sized junior school. The majority of pupils who join the school attend the infant school on the same site. .The proportion of pupils who are supported by the pupil premium is lower than the national average. The proportion of pupils with SEND is slightly higher than the national average.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school The leadership team, spearheaded by the inspirational headteacher, is highly motivated and driven to make the school a great place to learn, play and work. The school is outstanding in all areas. Teachers are highly skilled and use their excellent subject knowledge and precise assessment to set work at the right level for pupils. Pupils are curious and enjoy intellectual debate and discussion. They revel in the sharing of ideas and readily give each other feedback on their work. In classes and on the playground, pupils’ behaviour is first class. The sense of happiness and community is palpable. Governors are skilled and dedicated to the success of the school. Their work to grow and develop the next generation of leaders leaves the school well placed to improve further. The curriculum is lively and interesting. Pupils master the building blocks in English and mathematics but also learn key skills in the arts, sports and computing. Pupils make very strong progress through the curriculum. Systems to support disadvantaged pupils to attain the expected standard are highly effective. Nevertheless, these systems and approaches do not yet support these pupils to routinely attain at a high standard.