Greenleys Junior School

Name Greenleys Junior School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Address Marron Lane, Wolverton, Milton Keynes, MK12 5DE
Phone Number 01908312551
Type Primary
Age Range 7-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 221 (53.8% boys 46.2% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 17.3
Local Authority Milton Keynes
Percentage Free School Meals 46.6%
Percentage English is Not First Language 25.9%
Persistent Absence 12.2%
Pupils with SEN Support 11.2%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (24 November 2015)
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Information about this school

Greenleys Junior School is a smaller than average primary school but numbers have risen significantly since the last inspection. The proportion of pupils who receive support from the pupil premium is significantly above the national average. The pupil premium is additional funding for children who are looked after by the local authority and pupils known to qualify for free school meals. Almost half of the pupils are from a wide range of minority ethnic groups. Over a third of pupils have English as their second language. This figure is higher than the national average. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs is higher than the national average. Currently there is one child looked after by the local authority in the school. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectation for pupils’ attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics. The school employs a chef who runs a healthy and highly successful breakfast club.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school Since the last inspection the school has made dramatic and rapid progress, and it is now outstanding. As a result, Greenleys Junior School is a fabulous place for pupils to learn. The headteacher provides exceptional leadership. He is committed to providing the very best education and care for pupils. The strong senior leadership teams share his ambition for every pupil to achieve their very best. The focus on ensuring all staff continually improve their practice contributes significantly to teaching being outstanding. The headteacher and staff have focused effectively on the needs of every pupil. Leaders have worked swiftly to ensure the right people and systems are in place, so that pupils make outstanding progress regardless of their starting points. The use of information by all staff is a key strength of the school. This ensures that no child is left behind in their learning. There is a very well-articulated vision that is promoted by all members of the school’s community. The school’s ‘14 Values’ are threaded through every aspect of school life. Governors carry out their roles extremely effectively and are totally committed to the school. They relate any decisions they make to the needs of the pupils and hold the school’s leaders to account by asking challenging questions and offering appropriate support. Teaching is outstanding, as a result of the effective and decisive action by senior leaders. Lessons are innovative and exciting with a high level of challenge. Teachers’ highly effective questioning ensures that pupils make outstanding progress. Generally, teachers give useful feedback to pupils to help them with their next steps in learning. However, leaders recognise this good practice is not always consistent across the school. They plan to share the exceptional practice of some teachers to help others. Pupils love coming to school and can’t wait to begin their learning. They are very proud to be at Greenleys Junior School and highly recommend it to others. Pupils feel very safe at school. They have a very good understanding about how to keep safe and help one another to do so. They are well-supported by the school’s meticulous attention to detail for the safety of everyone. Disadvantaged pupils, those with English as an additional language, those from multi-ethnic backgrounds and disabled pupils and those with special educational needs are extremely well supported. Staff receive high-quality, focused support and training to ensure that teaching supports these pupils to make outstanding progress. Full report