Grange Junior School

Name Grange Junior School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Grange Junior School, Franklin Road, Rowner, Gosport, PO13 9TS
Phone Number 02392581172
Type Primary
Age Range 7-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 291 (55.7% boys 44.3% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.8
Local Authority Hampshire
Percentage Free School Meals 33.3%
Percentage English is Not First Language 9.4%
Persistent Absence 9.8%
Pupils with SEN Support 15.6%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (10 January 2013)
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Information about this school

Grange Junior School is an average-sized primary school in an area of above-average social deprivation. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium (additional government funding for specific groups), of whom well over half have parents in the armed forces, is above average. The proportions of pupils identified as at school action or school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs are higher than found nationally. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds or who do not have English as their first langauge is lower than found nationally. The school meets the government?s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils? attainment and progress. The school does not use any alternative provision. Since the previous inspection there have been changes in the senior leadership and in the teaching staff. In September 2012 the school appointed two teachers who are new to the profession.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Pupils make good progress in English and mathematics, which enables them to reach national standards of attainment by the time they leave the school. Teaching is consistently good across the school and there is some that is outstanding. The school?s outstanding care and support systems enable pupils in danger of underachieving to overcome difficulties and learn well. Pupils? behaviour both in class and around the school is outstanding. They feel safe, enjoy coming to school and help each other to learn extremely well. The strong senior leadership team, with the support of governors, have ensured that teaching and achievement have improved. They have the support of all the staff, parents and pupils. Pupils? well-being and their learning develop very well alongside each other, resulting in them being well prepared for the next stage in their education. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Pupils do not make outstanding progress in enough lessons. They do not have enough opportunities to apply and deepen their learning through writing extended pieces and in tackling activities which really stretch them, especially more able pupils in mathematics. Marking is not consistently precise enough so some pupils do not understand what they need to do to improve their work. Governors do not have a significant enough role in decision making and in making plans for the future.