Henleaze Junior School

Name Henleaze Junior School
Website http://www.henleazejuniorschool.co.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Address Park Grove, Henleaze, Bristol, BS9 4LG
Phone Number 01173772444
Type Academy
Age Range 7-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 374 (49.7% boys 50.3% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.9
Academy Sponsor Henleaze Junior School
Local Authority Bristol, City of
Percentage Free School Meals 3.7%
Percentage English is Not First Language 9.5%
Persisitent Absence 2.8%
Pupils with SEN Support 13.2%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (01 May 2013)
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Information about this school

Henleaze is a larger than average junior school in north Bristol. The school has three classes for each year group. From time to time during the year, older pupils may be taught in ability groups for mathematics and English. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is similar to that seen in most other schools. The proportion supported through school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is below that seen in most schools. The school has a higher than average proportion of pupils from minority ethnic heritages. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additonal language is also above average. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium is below average. This is additional support for looked-after children, pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and pupils with a parent in the armed services. There are currently no looked after children or pupils with parents in the armed services. The school meets the government’s floor standards which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The school converted to become an academy on 1 October 2011 . When its predecessor school, also known as Henleaze Junior School, was previously inspected by Ofsted, it was judged to be outstanding.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. Pupils’ achievement is outstanding. They make excellent progress in a wide range of subjects, not just English and mathematics. Pupils’ attainment is extremely high in both English and mathematics. Nearly one third of pupils are working at the highest level expected for their age in both subjects. Teaching is outstanding. Teachers use approaches which are innovative, inspiring and exciting. These motivate the pupils so that they are engrossed in, and really enjoy, their learning. The wide range of subjects and activities provide many exceptional experiences for the pupils. These enable pupils to attain highly in a variety of subjects, from information and communication technology to music and sport. The school makes sure that all pupils are supported so that each individual makes rapid progress . Although there are few pupils who find learning difficult, these have personalised programmes which are carefully reviewed and revised to ensure they always receive the right support to meet their individual needs. Pupils say they feel extremely safe in school. Their behaviour is exemplary both in class and around the school and recreational areas. Pupils are keen to take on a wide range of responsibilities, from looking after the school office at lunchtime to introducing a new on-line system for booking appointments at parents’ evenings. The headteacher provides exceptional leadership. He has built successfully on outcomes from the two previous inspections of the predecessor school, both of which resulted in a judgement of ‘outstanding’. Staff, parents and governors share his aspirations and vision to attain the highest standards in pupils’ academic and personal development. The board of governors provides exceptional support for the school. It has an excellent understanding of the school’s performance and the quality of teaching and learning. It challenges the leadership robustly whilst providing total commitment and dedication to the school.