Polehampton Church of England Junior School

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Polehampton Church of England Junior School


Name Polehampton Church of England Junior School
Website http://www.polehampton-jun.wokingham.sch.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school, converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.
Address Kibblewhite Crescent, Twyford, Reading, RG10 9AX
Phone Number 01189341338
Type Academy
Age Range 7-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 238 (52.5% boys 47.5% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 23.9
Academy Sponsor The Keys Academy Trust
Local Authority Wokingham
Percentage Free School Meals 4.6%
Percentage English is Not First Language 6.3%
Persistent Absence 4.9%
Pupils with SEN Support 10.1%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (28 November 2012)
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This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school, converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.

Information about this school

Polehampton Church of England School Junior School is an average-sized school. The school federated with Polehampton Church of England Infant School to form the Polehampton Schools? Federation in September 2011. Most pupils are White British and a few are from Romany, Asian and mixed heritage families. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for additional funding through the pupil premium is below average. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs supported at school action, school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is below average. Very few of the pupils speak English as an additional language. The school meets the government?s current floor standards which set minimum expectations for pupils? attainment and progress.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school because : School leaders have extremely high expectations of staff and pupils. This has led to rapid improvement in all aspects of the school?s work since the previous inspection. Pupils? achievement is outstanding and by the time they leave the school their attainment is well above average in writing and mathematics and particularly high in reading.. Teachers tailor work to pupils? needs, use questioning well to promote learning and provide very high quality feedback. School leaders and staff are exceptionally committed and ensure that the quality of teaching and learning is the best it can be. The range of subjects and activities provided is excellent and as a result pupils are keen and enthusiastic learners. The school is very welcoming, caring and supportive of all pupils and staff. Teachers know their pupils extremely well and provide rapid and effective support. The behaviour of pupils is exemplary. Pupils are eager to learn and show high levels of respect for each other. Pupils feel safe and well cared for. The school has excellent arrangements in place to ensure pupils are safe at all times. Senior leaders and teachers have an accurate understanding of the school?s performance and the pursuit of excellence and sustained improvement is underpinned by the outstanding work of the governing body.