|Name||Purbrook Junior School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Address||Aldermoor Road East, Purbrook, Waterlooville, PO7 5NQ|
|Religious Character||Does Not Apply|
|Number of Pupils||385 (48.1% boys 51.9% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||22.7|
|Percentage Free School Meals||20.3%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||1.6%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||15.9%|
|Catchment Area Indicator Available||Yes|
|Last Distance Offered Available||No|
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (15 November 2016)
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Information about this school
The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. Purbrook Junior School is larger than the average junior school. The majority of pupils are of White British backgrounds and very few pupils speak English as an additional language. The number of pupils supported by the pupil premium funding is slightly lower than the national average. The proportion of pupils receiving support for their special educational needs and/or disabilities is slightly below the national average.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school The headteacher, leaders and governors have ensured that the quality of teaching has improved rapidly since the previous inspection. Across all year groups, pupils currently in the school are making good progress. This includes the most able pupils and those who are disadvantaged. Pupils who have special educational needs and/ or disabilities are now making strong, sometimes exceptional, progress. This is because their needs are better identified and supported effectively. The school promotes a culture of reading that leads to pupils reading well and having a love of reading. Pupils enjoy learning, are keen to improve their work and behave well. They feel safe at school because they are listened to by adults. They know if they have a concern or worry adults will help them. Their parents overwhelmingly agree with this view. Pupils? reasoning in mathematics is good because they have regular opportunities to explain their thinking. Pupils across the school write purposefully and with enthusiasm. This is because they are effectively taught the key skills they need to write well. Governors challenge school leaders rigorously, holding them to account for pupils? attainment. The curriculum engages the interest of pupils and provides them with opportunities to extend the skills they have learned in English and mathematics across a range of subjects. It provides particularly well for pupils? social, moral, spiritual and cultural development. The feedback pupils receive about their work is not always in line with the school?s marking policy. It does not tell pupils clearly what to do to improve their work. Some pupils do not get a regular opportunity to respond to the feedback their teachers give them. In mathematics, teachers? questioning does not always challenge the most able pupils to extend their reasoning and understanding to the greatest depth. The information that the school provides to parents on the progress their children are making is not always clear enough.