Uplands Junior School

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About Uplands Junior School

Name Uplands Junior School
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mrs S Webster-Smith
Address Finchfield Road West, Finchfield, Wolverhampton, WV3 8BA
Phone Number 01902558870
Phase Primary
Type Community school
Age Range 7-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 380
Local Authority Wolverhampton
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The academic standards that pupils reach have been high for a number of years.

Pupils who receive extra government funding and other pupils of the same age in the school attain similarly. Pupils achieve well. The proportion of pupils making expected and better-than-expected progress compares well with that in other schools nationally, especially in reading and mathematics.

The quality of teaching and learning is good. Pupils make good progress because of the commitment of staff to ensure every pupil is given the right amount of support to achieve well. Pupils enjoy school and are well motivated, enthusiastic learners.

They behave... well and show respect to each other and to adults. The school is well led by the headteacher and her team. Leaders and managers know the school well and have a clear vision and plan of action to move it forward.

As a result of good leadership and rigorous monitoring of performance by the headteacher and governors, teaching and pupils' progress have improved over time. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Some teaching requires improvement. There is not always sufficient time for pupils to learn by finding things out for themselves.

Although the school improvement plan identifies the right areas for development, measurable criteria for judging success in reaching the targets set for pupils' achievement are not always precise enough.

Information about this school

This school is larger than the average-sized primary school The proportion of pupils that receives extra funding through the government's pupil premium (pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, looked after children or those with a parent in the armed services) is below average. Most pupils are from White British backgrounds.

The remainder are from a number of different minority ethnic backgrounds. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported at school action is in line with the national average. The proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is below the national average.

The school meets the government's current floor standards, which set the minimum expected standards for pupils' attainment and progress. Pupils are educated onsite. There is no regular alternative educational provision offsite.

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