Paulton Junior School

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About Paulton Junior School

Name Paulton Junior School
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mrs Sally Rawlings (Acting Head)
Address Plumptre Close, Paulton, BS39 7QY
Phone Number 01761418137
Phase Primary
Type Community school
Age Range 7-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 277
Local Authority Bath and North East Somerset
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. The attainment of pupils year on year in reading, writing and mathematics is consistently above national averages at the end of Key Stage 2.

Teaching throughout the school is at least good and much is outstanding. This ensures pupils' make consistently high rates of progress. Pupils' behaviour is exemplary at all times.

Pupils have a natural pride in their school and confidently explain to visitors what they are learning and how they work together to achieve this. Different aspects of staying safe are extremely well understood by all pupils. The school makes sure that they are safe and secure.

All pupils show a real for knowledge and love of all that they learn. Through effective leadership, the school's ethos of teamwork is shared by staff and pupils alike and this supports pupils' high levels of achievement. The headteacher, school leaders and governors are all determined and committed to seeing the school raise its standards even further.

Parents, carers and staff are all highly positive about all aspects of the school's work. Pupils really like participating in the wide range of competitive sporting events offered. They are keen to show visitors their many awards and trophies.

Excellent links with other local schools ensure that pupils develop wider friendships and social skills. Pupils value the wide range of educational visits and extra-curricular activities that teachers and other adults provide. These help them to be well prepared both for the next stage of their education and as future British citizens.

Information about this school

This is a smaller than average-sized junior school. The majority of pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium is below the national average.

This is additional government funding to give support to those known to be eligible for free school meals and to children who are looked after by the local authority. The proportion of pupils with special educational needs is slightly above the national average. The headteacher is a Local Leader in Education (LLE) and a member of the local authority's Strategic Forum group supporting school improvement for other schools in the area.

In 2014, the school met the government's current floor standards, which set out the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress in English and mathematics. The school holds many awards. These include the Active Mark, Healthy Schools Plus, Platinum Outdoor Play and Learning and RHS Gardening 5 Star School awards.

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