Reedings Junior School

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About Reedings Junior School

Name Reedings Junior School
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mrs Rebecca Newton
Address Bullfields, Sawbridgeworth, CM21 9DD
Phone Number 01279722578
Phase Primary
Type Community school
Age Range 7-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 241
Local Authority Hertfordshire
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Reedings Junior School is a well-organised and friendly place. Pupils enjoy school.

They like their teachers and feel safe and valued. The school is managed well. Recent changes in the senior leadership team have brought about improvements in the quality of teaching and pupils' progress.

School leaders know the school's strengths and areas for improvement well. An effective development plan is being put into practice successfully. The governing body is well informed and knowledgeable about school performance.

It is working closely with head teacher and has made a significant contribution to recent improvements in the school. Pup...ils achieve well. By Year 6, they reach higher standards than the national average in reading, writing and mathematics.

Current pupils are making good progress in all main subjects. Teaching is good and is improving. Teachers manage their classes well and plan interesting activities that engage pupils.

Pupils behave well. They get along with their classmates and are polite around school and in lessons. The school promotes pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development well.

It is not yet an outstanding school because : Some disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs do not make as much progress as they could in English and mathematics. Weaker readers are not always supported well enough to develop confidence in their reading quickly. Teachers do not always take sufficient account of what pupils already know when planning.

Not all teachers regularly give pupils clear written advice about how to improve their work.

Information about this school

Reedings Junior School is of average size for a primary school. There are two classes in each year group from Year 3 to Year 6.

An interim headteacher has been leading the school, on a part-time basis, since January 2013. A new permanent headteacher has been appointed for September 2014. The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium (the extra government funding given to schools for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals or in local authority care) is below average.

The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is similar to the national average. The proportion supported through school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is below average. The school meets the government's current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress.

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