Padnell Junior School

Name Padnell Junior School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Padnell Road, Cowplain, Waterlooville, PO8 8EA
Phone Number 02392252752
Type Primary
Age Range 7-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 356 (56.2% boys 43.8% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 24.1
Local Authority Hampshire
Percentage Free School Meals 11.8%
Percentage English is Not First Language 3.8%
Persistent Absence 4%
Pupils with SEN Support 12%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (24 June 2015)
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Information about this school

This is an average sized school. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils who are eligible for pupil premium funding is average. This is additional funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals or in the care of the local authority. Almost all pupils are of White British origin. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs is average. In 2014 the school met the current government floor standards which set the minimum expectations for pupils? attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6. ?Planet Padnell? childcare is provided on the school site from 7.40 am before school and until 6.00 pm after school. This is managed by the governing body.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. All groups of pupils make good progress in reading, writing and mathematics throughout the school. The proportion achieving the standard expected by the time they leave has increased significantly over the last two years. Almost half are also now achieving at the higher levels in reading and mathematics according to assessments in current Year 6. Leaders and managers, including the governing body, have made sure that teaching has improved since the previous inspection. Teachers develop pupils? writing skills with precision and pupils? achievement has improved as a result. Leader and managers use information about pupils? progress effectively to make sure no one falls behind. Consequently, achievement is continuing to improve. Teachers make sure that lessons are interesting and that pupils build the skills they need to succeed in all subjects. Pupils? behaviour is good in lessons and around the school. They say that bullying is very rare, and if any minor falling out occurs it is dealt with well by staff. Pupils? know that they are safe at school and that there is always someone to talk to if they have any concerns. Parents support the work of the school and say that their children are happy, safe and doing well. It is not yet an outstanding school because : A few pupils do not fully develop their knowledge of letters and sounds well enough to accelerate their progress in reading and spelling as soon as they join the school. Teaching does not always help the most able pupils to use a wide range of skills in more complex activities.