King Ina Church of England Academy (Juniors)

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King Ina Church of England Academy (Juniors)


Name King Ina Church of England Academy (Juniors)
Website http://www.kingina.somerset.sch.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 14 March 2013
Address School Lane, Kirkham Street, Somerton, Somerset, TA11 7NL
Phone Number 01458272587
Type Primary
Age Range 7-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 167 (50% boys 50% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 19.2
Academy Sponsor King Ina Church Of England Academy
Local Authority Somerset
Percentage Free School Meals 17.8%
Percentage English is Not First Language 4.2%
Persisitent Absence 9.8%
Pupils with SEN Support 9.6%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

This is a smaller-than-average size junior school. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium (additional funding for looked-after children, pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and pupils with a parent or carer in the armed services) is average. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs supported through school action is below average, as is the proportion supported at school action plus or who have a statement of special educational needs. The large majority of pupils come from White British backgrounds and the proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is below average. Monteclefe Church of England Academy converted to become an academy school on 1 August 2012. When its predecessor school, Monteclefe VA Church of England Junior School, was last inspected by Ofsted, it was judged to be good. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Pupils generally make good progress across the school and attainment is well above average when pupils leave the school in Year 6. Achievement in reading is good and is improving strongly as a result of a consistent teaching approach that enthuses and interests all pupils. The quality of teaching over time is good and teachers use questioning well to promote pupils’ progress and understanding. The school’s work in enhancing pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is a particular strength. Pupils show good attitudes to learning and want to succeed. They behave very well around the school and in lessons and say they feel safe in the school. There are excellent playground facilities which the pupils have a say in providing through the school council. The headteacher leads a cohesive team of staff who are united in their drive to improve pupils’ progress and have maintained good standards of achievement. The governing body provides good support to the school and challenges the senior leaders when any aspect of the school’s work is seen to be below expectations. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Progress in writing is not as good as in reading and mathematics, particularly in Years 3 and 4, because pupils are not always given work at the right level of difficulty. Leaders and managers have not made sure that the marking and assessment of pupils’ work is equally good in all classes. Some procedures for recording the infrequent incidents of poor behaviour are not rigorous enough so that patterns of behaviour may sometimes be missed. The school’s self-evaluation is not detailed enough to generate clear priorities for future actions by leaders and managers.