St John the Baptist Church of England Primary School

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St John the Baptist Church of England Primary School

Name St John the Baptist Church of England Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Address Solomons Lane, Waltham Chase, Southampton, SO32 2LY
Phone Number 01329833141
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 271 (48.7% boys 51.3% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.0
Local Authority Hampshire
Percentage Free School Meals 15.1%
Persistent Absence 7.3%
Pupils with SEN Support 9.2%%
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school This is a good and improving school. The school.

s central values, expressed as „respect, friendship, trust., are evident throughout every aspect of the school.s work.

Leaders and governors know the school.s strengths well and have successfully driven improvements in the quality of teaching and learning. They have clear plans for further development.

Pupils are making good progress due to effective teaching and their positive attitudes to learning. They enjoy school and are keen to do well. Children in the early years make good progress.

Adults skilfully channel children.s enthusiasm within a stimulating learning environ...ment. The school.

s rich curriculum provides relevant contexts for pupils. learning and thoroughly engages them. An extensive range of extra-curricular activities contributes significantly to pupils.

academic and personal development. Pupils frequently use their literacy skills across the curriculum, but opportunities for them to apply their mathematical and computing skills in other subjects are limited. Warm and mutually respectful relationships between adults and pupils underpin the school.

s harmonious atmosphere. Pupils. personal development is promoted successfully.

Pupils behave well, and are friendly, polite and courteous. Pupils benefit from many opportunities to express their opinions and contribute to school life. They understand the democratic process and have a strong sense of tolerance and fair play.

Parents feel welcome and value the extent to which their children are cared for and kept safe. Pupils demonstrate increasing resilience and self-reliance. The extent to which teachers capitalise on this, and provide opportunities for pupils to develop their independence, is inconsistent across the school.

Information about this school

The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. The school is slightly larger than the average-sized primary school. The headteacher took up her post in September 2016.

The majority of pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils eligible for the pupil premium is below average. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities is below average.

The governing body makes arrangements for breakfast and after-school clubs. These are run independently of the school. Children in the early years attend full-time in one of two Reception classes.

The school meets the government.s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils. attainment and progress.