Stamshaw Junior School

Name Stamshaw Junior School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Requires improvement
This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school, converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.
Inspection Date 30 January 2018
Address Stamshaw Junior School, Tipner Road, Portsmouth, PO2 8QH
Phone Number 02392661045
Type Primary
Age Range 7-11
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 217 (54% boys 46% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21.7
Academy Sponsor University Of Chichester (Multi) Academy Trust
Local Authority Portsmouth
Percentage Free School Meals 30.9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 12.9%
Persisitent Absence 13.5%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

The school complies with Department for Education guidance on what academies should publish. The school is smaller than the average-sized primary school. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium is higher than that found in most primary schools. The proportion of pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities is above the national average. Most pupils are White British. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is below the national average. Stamshaw Junior School converted to become an academy school on 1 April 2015. When its predecessor school, Stamshaw Junior School, was last inspected by Ofsted, it was judged to require improvement overall. The school is part of the Portswood Primary Academy Trust, which comprises three schools, a teaching school and a partner school. The school’s leadership includes a board of trustees, an executive board and a local governing body. The Portswood Primary Academy Trust provides coaching and training for school staff and governors.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a school that requires improvement The quality of teaching and learning varies between classes and year groups. As a result, some pupils learn less well than others. Teaching does not deepen and extend learning for the most able pupils sufficiently. Disadvantaged pupils and pupils who have special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities do not achieve well enough. Some disadvantaged pupils do not attend regularly enough to achieve well. There are variations in teachers’ expectations of pupils’ learning and behaviour. Some pupils lack the skills and confidence needed to tackle more challenging tasks during lessons. The quality of support for pupils who have significant emotional and behavioural needs varies. Sometimes an element of rough play in the playground interferes with some pupils’ enjoyment of playtime. Leaders and governors have not ensured that all groups of pupils achieve consistently well in reading, writing and mathematics. Leaders do not use information about pupils’ progress sufficiently well to check how well different groups of pupils are learning. Leaders do not always communicate clearly enough with parents and carers. The school has the following strengths The quality of teaching and learning has improved substantially in the past year. Strong relationships ensure that pupils feel secure and valued. The teaching of English and mathematics builds more securely on pupils’ previous learning than before. Pupils’ behaviour has improved since the school became an academy.