Thomas A Becket Junior School

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About Thomas A Becket Junior School

Name Thomas A Becket Junior School
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mrs Becky Linford
Address Glebeside Avenue, Worthing, BN14 7PR
Phone Number 01903202268
Phase Primary
Type Community school
Age Range 7-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 745 (52.8% boys 47.2% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 23.4
Local Authority West Sussex
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Leadership is effective.

Leaders have successfully tackled variations in pupils' outcomes. Current pupils are making consistently good progress in a range of subjects. Governance is strong.

The governing body knows what the school does well and what could be even better. Governors monitor leaders' actions well and hold them to account effectively. The curriculum is broad and balanced.

Additional specialist teaching, particularly in music and physical education, is highly effective. Pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is a strength of the school. A wide range of activities within both the school and the commu...nity ensure that pupils are ready for life in modern Britain.

An extensive range of extra-curricular clubs and activities enriches pupils' learning. Pupils highly value these opportunities and participate eagerly. The quality of teaching is good.

Teachers use their strong subject knowledge to structure learning well and help pupils deepen their knowledge and understanding. Pupils' behaviour is good. Pupils enjoy learning, listen attentively in class and work cooperatively with their peers.

They model the school's values to a high standard. Pupils write for a wide range of purposes using rich vocabulary. However, standards of grammar, punctuation and spelling are not consistently high.

Most disadvantaged pupils are making good progress from their starting points. The additional funding for these pupils is used effectively. However, leaders are aware that more needs to be done to improve the outcomes of the most able disadvantaged pupils.

Leaders use a wide range of systems to monitor pupil progress. Some of these systems are not used robustly enough to quickly identify when progress slows.

Information about this school

Thomas A Becket Junior School is a much larger than average-sized junior school.

The school converted from a middle school to a junior school in September 2015, following a local authority restructuring programme. The school gained a Year 3 cohort and lost one in Year 7. There are six classes in Years 3, 5 and 6 and five classes in Year 4.

The vast majority of pupils are from White British backgrounds. The proportion of pupils with SEND is average, although the percentage of pupils with an education, health and care plan is below average. The proportion of pupils eligible for the pupil premium is below average.

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