Moordown St John’s Church of England Primary School

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Moordown St John’s Church of England Primary School

Name Moordown St John’s Church of England Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Address Vicarage Road, Moordown, Bournemouth, BH9 2SA
Phone Number 01202527683
Type Academy
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 419 (53.2% boys 46.8% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 25.0
Academy Sponsor Moordown St John's Church Of England Primary School
Local Authority Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
Percentage Free School Meals 14.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 12.6%
Persistent Absence 9.1%
Pupils with SEN Support 16.9%%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Information about this school

This is a larger-than-average-size primary school. The very large majority of pupils are of White British heritage.

The proportion of pupils eligible for pupil premium support (additional money allocated to schools by the government for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and other groups) is around the national average. An above average proportion of pupils are supported through school action. The number of pupils supported through school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is around the national average.

The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. From their starting points, pupils make good progress.

Standards have risen and are now above average by the end of Key Stage 2. Pupils produce neat work and are proud of their books. Children make a very good start to their school life in the Reception classes.

The needs of pupils who are disabled or have special educational needs are speedily identified and addressed. The progress they are making is often better than that of other pupils. Teachers and leaders make sure that the work pupils do is exciting and relevant to their needs and interests.

The behaviour of pupils is good. They are keen to work hard and enjoy their learning. Around the school pupils are very polite and they get along with each other very well.

Pupils feel safe because they say the school does a lot to keep them safe. The strong leadership of the headteacher and senior leaders has ensured that teaching has improved and is now good. The senior leaders have worked hard to develop the leadership skills of subject leaders.

They take an increasing role in the school’s development. The governors make a very effective contribution to the school. They have ensured that good standards of teaching and achievement have been maintained across the school.

The school uses its grounds, specialist staff and the local community well to promote an active and healthy lifestyle for its pupils. It is not yet an outstanding school because: There is not enough outstanding teaching to enable all pupils to make the maximum amount of progress of which they are capable. All teaching needs to be as good as the best through continuing to share the outstanding qualities more effectively.