Grange Junior School

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Name Grange Junior School
Website http://www.grange-jun.swindon.sch.uk
Inspections
Ofsted Inspections
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Address Grange Drive, Stratton St Margaret, Swindon, SN3 4JY
Phone Number 01793822405
Type Academy
Age Range 7-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 333 (47.1% boys 52.9% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21.4
Academy Sponsor The White Horse Federation
Local Authority Swindon
Percentage Free School Meals 15.90%
Percentage English is Not First Language 8.0%
Persistent Absence 12.3%
Pupils with SEN Support 15.2%
Highlights from Latest Inspection
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Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an inadequate school Leaders and governors have failed to address fundamental weaknesses identified at the previous inspection. Pupils are not well prepared for the next stage in their education.

Frequent changes in leadership have had a destabilising effect that has impeded necessary improvements to the school. Leaders lack rigour and ambition in holding teachers to account. As a result, the quality of education is poor.

Leaders' self-evaluation is overly generous and inaccurate. Monitoring has not been sufficiently focused on the right areas of improvement. Support for vulnerable pupils, including those who have special educational needs (SEN) and/or... disabilities, and disadvantaged pupils is weak.

Consequently, too many of these pupils do not achieve well. Leaders do not promote equalities effectively. Too often, boys dominate a range of situations, including breaktimes, which mars the enjoyment or entitlement of girls.

Leaders have not received the training they need to carry out their roles effectively. They do not currently have the skills or capacity to secure improvement. Leaders have failed to secure the confidence of too many parents.

Poor communication and concerns about pupils' behaviour are prevalent. Teachers do not have high expectations of pupils, including the most able. As a result, pupils fail to progress well in reading, writing and mathematics.

Weaknesses in the curriculum mean pupils are unable to apply what they learn across different subjects. Pupils lack the necessary independence and resilience to solve problems. Teachers do not use their assessments of what the pupils know to ensure that teaching builds on pupils' prior learning.

Teachers do not make timely adjustments to activities to ensure that they meet different pupils' needs. This often prevents pupils from making the strong progress they need to do well. The school has the following strengths Pupils mostly conduct themselves well around school and in lessons.

Teaching in a very small minority of classes is effective.

Information about this school

Grange Junior School is larger than the average-sized primary school. The majority of pupils attending the school are from White British backgrounds.

The proportion of pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities is above the national average. The proportion of pupils eligible for free school meals is below the national average. The school is part of the Grange Federation, which also includes Grange Infant school.

The governing body runs both schools. The school is subject to an academy order. It is due to be sponsored shortly by the WHF.

The interim executive headteacher is also the chief executive officer (CEO) of the WHF. The school was judged as requiring improvement in its previous two full inspections, which were in March 2016 and January 2014. Information relating to the Equalities Act 2010 is not found or updated on the school's website.