St John's Church of England Primary School

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121-147 Orts Road
Reading
RG1 3JN
01189375540
Pupils
468
Ages
3 - 11
Gender
Mixed
Type
Academy - Converter mainstream
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.06
Ofsted Report
(5/12/18)
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60%
NATIONAL AVG. 65%
% pupils meeting the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics
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This is a larger than average-sized primary school with a Nursery. It converted to become an academy in June 2016 and is sponsored by the Berkshire Schools Trust (BST), a small multi-academy trust with three primary academies. Its predecessor school, also called St John’s Church of England Primary School, was last inspected by Ofsted in 2008 and graded outstanding. The directors of BST are responsible for, and oversee, the management and administration of its three primary academies. The trust delegates aspects of governance to the local governing body. This local governing body is responsible for taking a strategic overview of the school and monitoring its targets and priorities. As a school with a distinctive Christian ethos, the school was last subject to an inspection under section 48 of The Education Act 2005 in February 2014. The school serves a diverse local community with a wide range of cultural and ethnic Inspection report: St John’s Church of England Primary School, 4–5 December 2018 Page 9 of 12 backgrounds. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic groups is well above the national average. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is well above the national average. The proportion of pupils with SEND is below average. The proportion of pupils who are eligible for the pupil premium is below the national average. Recently, there have been significant changes to the senior leadership of the school. The chair of the local board of governors has left and their role has been taken by one of the trustees of BST. The previous head of school relinquished his responsibility at the end of the last academic year and the new interim headteacher took up post in September 2018. In addition, the acting headteacher of another of BST’s primary schools now serves on the senior leadership team here in a new role as assessment leader. The school runs a breakfast and an after-school club. The school has received support from BST to support teaching, learning and assessment as well as leadership and management.

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