Harewood Junior School

Name Harewood Junior School
Website http://www.harewoodjunior.co.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 15 January 2014
Address Harewood Close, Tuffley, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL4 0SS
Phone Number 01452525364
Type Primary
Age Range 7-11
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 331 (47% boys 53% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 19.6
Local Authority Gloucestershire
Percentage Free School Meals 18.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 4.4%
Persisitent Absence 7.7%
Pupils with SEN Support 18.1%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

This is larger than the average-sized primary school. The very large majority of pupils are White British and the proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is very low. The proportion of pupils supported through the pupil premium is broadly average. Pupil premium is additional funding from the government for some groups of pupils, including those known to be eligible for free school meals and those in the care of the local authority. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is broadly average, as is the proportion of pupils supported at school action plus, or with a statement of special educational needs. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ progress and attainment.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. The headteacher, governing body and key leaders have worked successfully on improving the school since the previous inspection. They are well supported by other leaders and staff and the ambitions of staff, pupils and parents are high. Consequently, this is a school where parents can send their children to with great confidence. Leaders have been successful in improving teaching and pupils’ achievement. Frequent checks on pupils’ progress and plenty of support for those individuals in danger of falling behind have helped to accelerate progress. Teaching has been checked frequently for its quality and good training and support for staff have led to improvements. As a consequence of good teaching, all groups of pupils, including the most able, are making good progress. Pupils’ results in national tests at the end of Year 6 are improving every year and standards are well above average. Disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs and those with particularly low levels of prior attainment make equally good progress to that of others. The school has successfully eliminated the gaps in performance between pupils eligible for free school meals and other pupils. The behaviour of pupils is good and all pupils have a clear understanding of the school’s high expectations of behaviour. The school’s work to keep pupils safe and secure is good. Adults place pupils’ well-being at the centre of their work and this makes the school a happy place to be. This is a school that continues to make prompt progress on its journey to excellence. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Too few pupils make outstanding progress. Some teachers do not use time effectively resulting in some pupils sitting around waiting for others to catch up. Teachers do not consistently provide suitably challenging work that extends pupils’ thinking.