South Green Junior School

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About South Green Junior School


Name South Green Junior School
Website http://www.southgreenschool.org.uk/
Inspections
Ofsted Inspections
Address Hickstars Lane, South Green, Billericay, CM12 9RJ
Phone Number 01277651897
Type Primary
Age Range 7-11
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 238 (49.2% boys 50.8% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.7
Local Authority Essex
Percentage Free School Meals 15.50%
Percentage English is Not First Language 2.1%
Persistent Absence 5.8%
Pupils with SEN Support 16.5%
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Key findings

The overall effectiveness of South Green Junior is good. Pupils are involved successfully in all activities whenever they join the school. This is because of good leadership and management and staff who welcome pupils from all backgrounds and abilities.

The key to the school's success is that care and guidance for pupils are excellent, both in their academic work and personal development. As a result, their behaviour is outstanding, attendance is high and pupils say they feel extremely safe in school. Pupils achieve well from their starting points and attainment in 2011 was significantly above average in English and mathematics by the end of Year 6.

Over the last three years, the oldest pupils...' attainment has risen steadily. Their achievement is not outstanding because a small number of pupils in each year group do not make the expected progress. The school's systems to track the progress of individual pupils is not fully developed.

Most pupils make good progress because teaching is good. Teachers use imaginative resources such as films and pictures to capture pupils' interests and the marking of pupils' work is excellent. Occasionally, pupils are not totally clear about how to extend their learning in lessons so that they are attaining a higher level of skill.

The headteacher and deputy headteacher consistently set very high expectations. A good level of engagement with parents and carers means pupils have positive attitudes to learning.

Information about the school

This junior school is smaller than the average-sized primary.

The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals is well below the national average. The percentage of disabled pupils and pupils with special educational needs or those who have a statement of special educational needs is average. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds is below average, and very few speak English as an additional language.

The school has the following awards: Inclusion, Basic Skills, Healthy Schools, Activemark and Investors in People. Trust status was achieved in September 2009. The school exceeds the floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress by the end of Key Stage 2.