Pound Hill Junior School, Crawley

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About Pound Hill Junior School, Crawley

Name Pound Hill Junior School, Crawley
Website http://www.poundhilljunior.org.uk
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mr Anthony White
Address Crawley Lane, Pound Hill, Crawley, RH10 7EB
Phone Number 01293447000
Phase Primary
Type Community school
Age Range 7-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 356
Local Authority West Sussex
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The headteacher provides strong and effective leadership. He is well supported by the senior leadership team. All groups of pupils make good progress from their starting points across a range of subjects.

Last year's results were in line with the national averages. The quality of teaching, learning and assessment is good. Lessons are well planned and build effectively on pupils' prior learning.

Pupils feel safe in the school. They behave well and work well in lessons. Attendance is in line with the national average.

Pupils' personal development is strong. They have many opportunities to take responsibility. Enterprise skills are ...well developed.

Pupils are well prepared for the next stage of their education. The curriculum is varied and interesting. It makes a positive contribution to pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

Provision in French is exceptional. The school offers a broad range of extra-curricular and residential experiences. Pupils in Year 6 benefit from two five-day residential trips, one to France and one to an activity centre.

These help to extend pupils' learning and develop their sense of independence. Many members of the governing body are new. Governors challenge leaders well about most aspects of the school's work.

They receive detailed information about pupils' attainment. However, their ability to hold leaders to account for pupils' progress is limited. This is because the school does not provide clear enough progress information.

Most of the pupil premium funding is well spent. Leaders have recognised that, due to an oversight, some of the funding was not spent appropriately. This has now been rectified.

Pupils in Years 3 and 4 do not get enough chances to write longer pieces of work. Pupils in Years 5 and 6 do not always practise their skills of reasoning and problem solving in mathematics.

Information about this school

Pound Hill Junior School is a larger than average-sized junior school.

The proportion of pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities is above average. The proportion of pupils eligible for the pupil premium is below the national average. The school meets the government's current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress.

The school makes use of one alternative provision, called West Sussex Alternative Provision College in Burgess Hill. Many members of the governing body are new. The school is shortly to be rebuilt.

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