Langtons Junior Academy

Name Langtons Junior Academy
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Westland Avenue, Hornchurch, RM11 3SD
Phone Number 01708442013
Type Academy
Age Range 7-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 262 (51.9% boys 48.1% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 23.7
Academy Sponsor Reach2 Academy Trust
Local Authority Havering
Percentage Free School Meals 16.4%
Percentage English is Not First Language 19.6%
Persisitent Absence 7.5%
Pupils with SEN Support 9.3%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (08 January 2015)
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Information about this school

Langtons Junior Academy converted to become an academy school in April 2013. When its predecessor school, Langtons Junior School, was last inspected by Ofsted it was judged to be good overall. It is sponsored by Reach2Essex Academy Trust. This junior school is larger than the national average for primary schools. Most pupils are White British with others from a wide range of ethnic backgrounds although there is no other significant group. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is below average. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils known to be eligible for pupil premium funding is below average. This is additional government funding for pupils who are known to be entitled to free school meals or in the care of the local authority. The school meets the government’s current floor standards which give the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Pupils make good progress in the school. Disabled pupils and those who are disadvantaged are well supported so gaps are narrowing between these groups and others. Teaching is good and occasionally outstanding. Teachers promote positive relationships with pupils and pupils work well in lessons. Classrooms are bright and colourful and pupils’ work is displayed effectively to celebrate success. Other adults make an effective contribution to pupils’ learning in lessons. Pupils behave well around the school, at break and lunchtime and in their lessons. They are helpful to each other. Pupils who were spoken to told inspectors that they think that behaviour is good and that they feel safe in school. The school has developed a culture of care and respect between pupils and staff. Pupils are supportive of each other and interested in each other’s views. Pupils enjoy their learning as evidenced by their above average attendance rates. They enjoy the special days at the beginning of new topics which interest them in their learning. Leaders, managers and governors have ensured that teaching and achievement have improved since the academy opened and that they are good. The headteacher, well supported by her deputy headteacher, has set high standards and ensured that plans for improvement have accurate priorities and that these are effective. Governors have a good knowledge of the school and provide effective support and challenge to leaders. It is not yet an outstanding school because : There is not enough outstanding teaching and teachers do not always have high enough expectations for the most able pupils to make rapid progress. Teachers do not always give pupils clear feedback about how to improve their work and make sure that pupils act on this.