Shaftesbury Junior School


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Latimer Street
7 - 11
Community school
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% pupils meeting the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics
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In 2017, the school did not meet the government’s current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for pupils’ progress and attainment in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6. Since the previous inspection, there have been no significant changes in staffing or leadership. Shaftesbury Junior School is smaller than an average-sized primary school. The proportions of pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds, and of pupils who speak English as an additional language, are above those seen nationally. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is above the national average. The proportion of pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities is similar to the national average. The school has a breakfast and after-school club which are run by the governing body. Inspection report: Shaftesbury Junior School, 9–10 May 2018 Page 10 of 12 Information about this inspection Inspectors held meetings with the headteacher, deputy headteacher, members of the senior leadership team, the coordinator for the provision for pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities and subject leaders. They met with members of the governing body and a representative from the local authority. Discussions explored a wide range of subjects, including safeguarding arrangements. Inspectors observed learning in all classes. Twenty lessons were observed, many jointly with the headteacher or deputy headteacher. Inspectors looked at pupils’ work with subject leaders, spoke with pupils to evaluate the quality of their learning and listened to pupils read. They scrutinised a variety of documents relating to safeguarding, behaviour, attendance, the quality of teaching, learning and assessment, pupils’ attainment and progress, and staff performance. Inspectors looked at plans for improvement as well as leaders’ evaluation of the school’s performance. Inspectors also considered the range and quality of information provided on the school’s website. Inspectors spoke with parents informally at the start of the school day. They took account of the responses to the staff questionnaire and the small number of free-text responses from parents. There were seven responses to Parent View during the course of the inspection. There were no responses to the pupil questionnaire. Inspection team John Lawson, lead inspector Her Majesty’s Inspector Helen Atkins Ofsted Inspector Inspection report: Shaftesbury Junior School, 9–10 May 2018 Page 11 of 12 Any complaints about the inspection or the report should be made following the procedures set out in the guidance ‘Raising concerns and making a complaint about Ofsted’, which is available from Ofsted’s website: If you would like Ofsted to send you a copy of the guidance, please telephone 0300 123 4234, or email [email protected]

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Shaftesbury Junior School Reviews

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“Simply an amazing school”
"> A unique school that brings together pupils, family and staff from all of the communities in Leicester. Children receive and are part of a fantastic education that focuses on academia and life skills. They thoroughly enjoy being part of the school, from the excellent learning in the classroom to the many sporting opportunities offered out of it. Simply an amazing school! Well done Shaftesbury!
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