Thomas Russell Junior School

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About Thomas Russell Junior School

Name Thomas Russell Junior School
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mr James Emery
Address Gilmour Lane, Barton-Under-Needwood, Burton-on-Trent, DE13 8EU
Phone Number 01283247505
Phase Primary
Type Community school
Age Range 7-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 253
Local Authority Staffordshire
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school This is an outstanding and improving school. The inspirational headteacher has ensured that all aspects of the school's work are of a very high quality. Leaders have planned a rich and varied curriculum.

It leads to outstanding academic outcomes and promotes personal development and exemplary behaviour very well. Teaching is consistently strong. Staff use their secure subject knowledge, probing questions and a range of resources to help pupils to complete activities thoroughly, accurately and at pace.

Pupils reach high standards of attainment in all subjects. As a result of their enthusiasm to learn, they make excellent progress i...n reading, writing and mathematics. The quality of their writing is particularly high.

Pupils excel in many subjects. Current pupils are making substantial progress across the curriculum. Pupils are very well prepared for the next stage of their education and for adult life.

They develop the skills that they need to be successful learners, so they can thrive when they move on to secondary school. Pupils have excellent attitudes to learning. They are proud of their achievements and of their school.

The school prepares pupils well for life in modern Britain. Fundamental British values and spiritual, moral, social and cultural development underpin the ethos of the school. Pupils behave very well in lessons and during social time.

Their impeccable conduct reflects the school's excellent strategies to promote high standards of behaviour. Pupils pride themselves in regulating their own behaviour. Attendance is consistently above the national average and almost all pupils have excellent attendance.

Pupils rarely miss a day of school. Pupils feel safe and the school has a strong safeguarding culture. Staff are well trained and know what to do if they have a concern.

Leaders and staff work well with parents and carers. A very large majority of parents believe that the school is well led and managed, and they would recommend the school to another parent. Governance is strong, and governors are highly ambitious for the school.

They have a wide range of skills and experience that they use to hold leaders to close account. Pupils are not given regular opportunities to fully develop their reasoning and decision-making skills in lessons.

Information about this school

Thomas Russell Junior School is an average-sized school.

Most pupils are White British. The proportion of pupils with SEND, including those who have an education, health and care plan, is below average. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is well below average.

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