|Name||Robert Piggott CofE Junior School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Address||School Hill, Wargrave, Reading, RG10 8DY|
|Religious Character||Church of England|
|Number of Pupils||193 (52.8% boys 47.2% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||21.1|
|Percentage Free School Meals||6.2%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||10.1%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||8.9%|
|Catchment Area Indicator Available||Yes|
|Last Distance Offered Available||No|
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (25 June 2014)
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Information about this school
Robert Piggott Junior School is a little smaller than the average-sized primary school. Almost all pupils are of White British heritage. Few pupils come from minority ethnic backgrounds or speak English as an additional language. The proportion of pupils who have disabilities or special educational needs and are supported through school action is below average. The proportion of pupils supported through school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is also below average. There are very few pupils supported through the pupil premium, which is additional funding for pupils eligible for free school meals or those in the care of the local authority. The school moved to teaching pupils in mixed-age classes this year. Pupils in Years 3 and 4 are taught together for subjects other than literacy and numeracy. Pupils in Years 5 and 6 are taught together. The executive headteacher is also headteacher of Robert Piggott Infant School, with which the school is in a federation. School leaders work with other local schools as part of development work related to the range of subjects taught in the school. The executive headteacher has worked at the request of the local authority to support other schools. The school meets the government?s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils? attainment and progress.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school. Attainment at the end of Key Stage 2 has been high for some time. By the time pupils leave the school they have made good, and sometimes rapid, progress. In 2013, Year 6 pupils left the school having made rapid progress in English and good progress in mathematics. The percentage of pupils in Year 6 who are on track to attain the highest levels this year has increased in reading and mathematics. The effective checks on teaching that senior leaders make have helped to raise the quality of teaching and achievement to good. The executive headteacher is a strong role model to staff and pupils in her conduct and professionalism. Pupils feel safe at the school. They support the school?s values of grace, courage and friendship, readily showing them in their good behaviour and conduct. Pupils have good opportunities to develop literacy and numeracy skills across different subjects. They extend their learning, in and out of class. Leaders at all levels, including governors, have a very good understanding of the school and plan effectively to move the school forward. Pupils have good opportunities to take on responsibilities, work together, reflect and learn about other cultures. The local authority has provided effective support to the school. It is not yet outstanding because : A few of the least able pupils are not always given work at the right level of difficulty. Some pupils are not always clear from teachers? marking about how to improve their work or they do not consistently correct errors in it. Staff, including some middle leaders, do not have regular opportunities to observe lessons, to see best practice or to check on the quality of teaching.