New Milton Junior School

Name New Milton Junior School
Ofsted Inspections
Address Old Milton Road, New Milton, BH25 6DS
Phone Number 01425614633
Type Primary
Age Range 7-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 374 (47.6% boys 52.4% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21.4
Local Authority Hampshire
Percentage Free School Meals 21.4%
Percentage English is Not First Language 13.9%
Persistent Absence 8%
Pupils with SEN Support 8.0%%
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Pupils make good progress in all years because teaching is good.

Pupils like coming to school and are keen to do well. Pupils behave well. They say that they feel safe, that bullying is rare and when it does happen, it is dealt with well.

The headteacher provides outstanding leadership. He works closely with other leaders, and governors, to raise standards and to improve pupils' progress. Leaders expect high standards of teaching and provide good training to help teachers improve their skills.

It is not yet an outstanding school because : Pupils' spelling of new and commonly used words is sometimes inaccurate. Teaching occasiona...lly is not demanding or matched closely enough to pupils' learning needs. Teachers' marking is not as good in some subjects as it is in English.

Teachers do not always provide enough time to make sure that pupils follow guidance they are given on how to improve their work. Teachers' questioning does not always involve pupils in discussing their work in order that they learn thoroughly and show that they have good understanding.

Information about this school

The school is larger than most junior schools.

The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is below average and no pupils are at the early stages of learning English. The proportion of pupils supported through school action is above average and the proportion supported at school action plus or through a statement of special educational needs is also above average. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium is broadly average.

This is additional government funding for children looked after by the local authority, pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and children who have a parent in the armed forces. The school meets the government's current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress. Since the school was last inspected, a new headteacher and deputy headteacher have taken up appointment.