Purbrook Junior School

Name Purbrook Junior School
Website http://www.purbrook-jun.hants.sch.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Aldermoor Road East, Purbrook, Waterlooville, PO7 5NQ
Phone Number 02392254577
Type Primary
Age Range 7-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 385 (48.1% boys 51.9% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.7
Local Authority Hampshire
Percentage Free School Meals 20.3%
Percentage English is Not First Language 1.6%
Persistent Absence 6.2%
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.