Yatton Church of England Junior School

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Yatton Church of England Junior School

Name Yatton Church of England Junior School
Website http://yattonschools.co.uk
Ofsted Inspections
Address High Street, Yatton, Bristol, BS49 4HJ
Phone Number 01934833554
Type Academy
Age Range 7-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 353 (51.6% boys 48.4% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 25.3
Academy Sponsor Lighthouse Schools Partnership
Local Authority North Somerset
Percentage Free School Meals 15%
Percentage English is Not First Language 1.7%
Persistent Absence 8.2%
Pupils with SEN Support 11.6%%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Information about this school

The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. The school is part of a federation with the infant school which shares the same site.

The executive headteacher has responsibility for both schools, and the governing body is also shared between the two schools. The school is larger than the average junior school. Most of the pupils are of White British heritage.

Less than 10% of pupils come from minority ethnic backgrounds. The proportion of pupils who are eligible for free school meals is lower than that of other schools nationally. The number of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities is lower than that of other schools nationally.

The number of pupils who move in and out of the school during the school year is less than that of other schools nationally. The Yatton Schools’ Federation runs a breakfast and after-school club to support parents with childcare. In 2016 the school met the government’s floor standards, which are the minimum expectation for pupils’ attainment and progress at the end of Year 6.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The drive, determination and dedication of the headteacher has brought about significant improvements in outcomes for pupils during this academic year. Pupils make good progress in English and mathematics, and standards in these subjects are now good. Pupils have positive attitudes to learning which support the good progress they make.

The school has implemented a successful improvement plan for writing. Pupils enjoy writing and make good of use of their writing skills in a range of subjects. Pupils are well behaved, feel safe and respond well to the varied learning opportunities provided by the school.

School leaders, supported by a well-informed governing body, take appropriate steps to bring about the improvements needed. Parents recognise the strengths of the school and support the efforts of the school in becoming a key part of the local community. With its focus on Christian values, the school promotes a caring ethos and pupils show sensitivity and respect for others.

Leaders use external support and training well to implement improvements. High-quality teaching leads to well-directed provision and a high degree of challenge, particularly for the most able pupils. Safeguarding is assigned a high priority.

The school has robust and comprehensive systems to ensure the safety of pupils. The school actively promotes a strong culture of safety. The school works hard to provide the right support for pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities.

Governance of the school is strong. The governing body provides effective support and challenge to secure ongoing improvement. Leaders have not focused sufficiently on improving the outcomes for some groups of pupils, and particularly the disadvantaged pupils.