Longlevens Junior School

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About Longlevens Junior School

Name Longlevens Junior School
Website http://www.longlevensjuniorschool.co.uk/
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Ms Kerry Cunningham
Address Church Road, Longlevens, Gloucester, GL2 0AL
Phone Number 01452530177
Phase Primary
Type Community school
Age Range 7-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 479
Local Authority Gloucestershire
Highlights from Latest Inspection


Longlevens Junior School continues to be a good school.

What is it like to attend this school?

Longlevens Junior School is a kind and happy school where pupils are encouraged to be individuals, and all are valued.

Staff care deeply about the well-being of every pupil at this enriching community school. As a result, pupils enjoy coming to school and feel safe. The school prioritises pupils' high attendance, and this has ensured that pupils attend regularly.

Many pupils behave very well and show positive attitudes. If bullying occurs, the school takes swift action. In lessons, pupils are focused and eager to participate.

They enjoy sharing their ideas and opinions i...n class. In the playground, pupils have stimulating and fun playtimes. Routines like the 'daily mile' support pupils' understanding of health and well-being.

Pupils take on positions of responsibility with pride. For example, they can participate in the eco-council, the school council or as e-safety captains. The e-safety captains hand out internet safety leaflets during parents' evenings or deliver whole-school assemblies about keeping safe online.

The school provides a wide range of clubs, including French club, boys' and girls' football and dodgeball. There is something for everyone. These activities reflect the importance that the school places on preparing pupils for the next steps in their education.

What does the school do well and what does it need to do better?

Since the last inspection, the school has undergone significant leadership changes and has formed a new federation with the neighbouring infant school. This has been driven by governors' and the school's ambition to build on this strong partnership. Parents who responded to Ofsted's survey praise the clear direction of the school.

Staff feel valued and supported. A thorough programme of focused professional development, including school- and federation-based training, helps to ensure that staff are knowledgeable and well informed.The school's curriculum is broad and ambitious.

The important knowledge that the school want pupils to know is clearly identified and built up over time. For example, in computing, pupils are introduced to block programming. This allows them to learn about how algorithms are designed and how to debug any errors.

Pupils build on this knowledge in Years 5 and 6 to build simple websites with language-based coding. However, in a very small number of subjects, pupils do not build their knowledge as successfully. Occasionally, pupils struggle to make links with prior learning.

Reading is a top priority. The school has invested time and resources to ensure the transition from the infant school is seamless. Most pupils transfer from the infant school with a secure understanding of phonics.

The school ensures that pupils receive daily phonics from the same scheme as the infant school. Pupils who need additional help with reading get it. This helps most pupils to learn to read with fluency and accuracy.

Pupils have access to a wide range of books in their classrooms and the adjoining public library, where all pupils are members.

Assessment is used well to identify gaps in pupils' knowledge. Staff help pupils to remember key learning.

For example, in mathematics, retrieval tasks and questioning ensure that pupils' knowledge is secure before moving on to new topics and tasks. Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) are involved in all aspects of school life. When necessary, staff make adaptations that help pupils with SEND to learn effectively.

Pupils have a rich set of wider opportunities. Pupils are proud to take part in regional and national sporting competitions. They like being able to represent their school in singing events, such as the 'Young Voices' concert.

Many learn musical instruments, such as drumming, violin and piano. The forest school is woven into the curriculum across all year groups. Pupils develop their skills and knowledge to see how concepts learned in class can be applied outdoors.

Residentials trips help pupils to develop their character and resilience. The school supports pupils to participate in charity work, including selecting the charity they wish to support.

Governors provide effective challenge and support.

They are knowledgeable about the school and are committed to providing the best education for pupils.


The arrangements for safeguarding are effective.

What does the school need to do to improve?

(Information for the school and appropriate authority)

• In a very small number of subjects, the school is refining the content of the curriculum.

On occasion, this means that pupils do not develop a deep understanding of the knowledge they need to be successful. The school needs to ensure that the curriculum is securely and consistently embedded so that pupils develop a deeper understanding over time.


When we have judged a school to be good, we will then normally go into the school about once every four years to confirm that the school remains good.

This is called an ungraded inspection, and it is carried out under section 8 of the Education Act 2005. We do not give graded judgements on an ungraded inspection. However, if we find evidence that a school would now receive a higher or lower grade, then the next inspection will be a graded inspection, which is carried out under section 5 of the Act.

Usually this is within one to two years of the date of the ungraded inspection. If we have serious concerns about safeguarding, behaviour or the quality of education, we will deem the ungraded inspection a graded inspection immediately.

This is the second ungraded inspection since we judged the school to be good in October 2014.

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