Winterbourne Junior Girls’ School

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Winterbourne Junior Girls’ School

Name Winterbourne Junior Girls’ School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Winterbourne Road, Thornton Heath, CR7 7QT
Phone Number 02086843532
Type Primary
Age Range 7-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Girls
Number of Pupils 283 (100% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.4
Local Authority Croydon
Percentage Free School Meals 29%
Percentage English is Not First Language 69%
Persisitent Absence 5.1%
Pupils with SEN Support 10.2%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (01 November 2017)
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Information about this school

Winterbourne is a larger-than-average-sized primary school. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is above average. Almost all pupils are from minority ethnic backgrounds, with the largest groups being of Black African, Black Caribbean, Pakistani and other Asian heritages. Nearly two thirds of pupils speak English as an additional language, a significant minority of whom are at the early stages of learning the language. Far more pupils join the school other than at the beginning of Year 3 than seen nationally. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities is slightly higher than average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6. The school meets the requirements on the publication of specified information on its website.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Inspirational and decisive leadership from the headteacher, her senior team and governors has led to improvements across the school since the previous inspection. The quality of teaching has improved and is now good. This leads to pupils making good progress across the curriculum. Leaders have equally high expectations for all subjects. While achievement is strong in some, for example reading, writing, mathematics, computing and Spanish, progress is steady rather than rapid in others. Leaders and governors have put in place a dynamic and relevant curriculum that engages pupils in their learning. Teachers are keen to perfect their craft. They value the many training and development opportunities on offer to keep improving pupils’ learning. Pupils’ behaviour is exemplary. They are courteous and caring and look after each other. They are really keen to learn, so focus well in lessons. Attendance has improved overall and by different groups. There is strong care and support for pupils’ pastoral needs. The school promotes pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development exceptionally well. Pupils are inspired by the school’s values, recognising them as not just their values but those that encompass British values too. Leaders have an unwavering commitment to equality of opportunity and removing barriers to achievement. They use additional funds for disadvantaged pupils, and those who have special educational needs and/or disabilities, judiciously.