Quilters Junior School

Name Quilters Junior School
Website http://www.quiltersjuniorschool.com
Ofsted Inspections
Address Laindon Road, Billericay, CM12 9LD
Phone Number 01277652339
Type Primary
Age Range 7-11
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 258 (56.2% boys 43.8% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.7
Local Authority Essex
Percentage Free School Meals 3.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 5.0%
Persistent Absence 1.9%
Pupils with SEN Support 9.3%%
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school The school has improved significantly since the previous inspection due to strong leadership at all levels and excellent governance.

This is an innovative school where teachers' and pupils' individual talents are encouraged and nurtured. Relationships between teachers and pupils are strong. Pupils' behaviour and attitudes to learning are exemplary.

The school is a safe and secure environment in which pupils flourish. Teachers' excellent subject knowledge is a key contributory factor in raising standards. Teaching is managed extremely well.

Teachers feel valued and go out of their way to provide activities of a very high q...uality. Systems to assess pupils' progress are accurate and well understood. Pupils make rapid and sustained progress in this school in all four year groups, and across a wide range of subjects.

Disadvantaged pupils achieve well, as do pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities. The most able pupils make strong progress because their work is challenging. Sometimes, they are not given tasks to challenge them even more.

School leaders have rightly identified spelling as a priority area in order to sustain the school's high standards. The broad and balanced curriculum ensures that learning is varied, informative and fun. Pupils greatly enjoy the very wide range of extra-curricular activities and clubs.

The school promotes pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development very well. Fundamental British values are at the core of the school's ethos. The development of enterprise skills is a strong feature of the provision.

Safeguarding arrangements are effective. Staff do their utmost to ensure pupils' safety and to promote their well-being. Parents are overwhelmingly supportive of the school's aims and objectives.

The governing body is a knowledgeable group which provides the perfect balance of challenge and support. Leaders routinely monitor, evaluate and review the work of the school at every opportunity. These activities rightly inform school improvement planning, but the information is not consistently gathered in a concise way.

Information about this school

The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. Quilters Junior School is smaller than the average-sized primary school. Most pupils are White British.

The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic groups and those who speak English as an additional language is well below the national average. A below-average proportion of disadvantaged pupils attend the school. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities is well below the national average, but the proportion of pupils who have a statement of special educational needs or an education, health and care plan is broadly average.

The school does not make use of any off-site provision. The headteacher provides leadership support to a newly appointed headteacher of a local school and has also been trained to conduct reviews of other schools within the local authority. The school meets the government's current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress.