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Barrow Hill Junior School Head Teacher Personal Statement

School name

Barrow Hill Junior School

Local authority

Westminster

Rating

Overall74.6/100

Rank117/14,624

Attainment

Attainment for All

Progress

Attendance

We've analysed all the government data to bring you the rundown on your local primary schools.

Here Barrow Hill Junior School, Bridgeman Street, St John's Wood, London, NW8 7AL, is put into focus to show its scores in relation to other schools in the area.

You can also see how the primary school compares against other schools across England.

Data is available on pupils' attainment, progress, absence levels and when the school was last inspected.

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School details

InformationSchool
NameBarrow Hill Junior School
Previous Name
Local AuthorityWestminster
AddressBridgeman Street, St John's Wood, London, NW8 7AL
Telephone number0207 6415005
Open date
Status

The open date and status above indicate when Barrow Hill Junior School opened or when it changed to its most recent incarnation, with a number of schools converting to academies in recent years. Where schools have changed type recently, data for previous years covering their previous incarnation is included below as well.

What type of school is Barrow Hill Junior School?

InformationSchool
TypeCommunity school
Sponsor
Age range7 to 11
GenderMixed
ReligionDoes not apply

How many children have been on the school roll in recent years?

Pupil characteristics - what percentage of pupils are in different groups and how does this compare to the national average?

PupilsPupils - SchoolPupils - National
% English as additional language (EAL)67.520.5
% Free School Meals20.715.1
% SEN12.712
% SEN Statement1.73

How do we rate this school?

Rating2017 Rating2016 Rating
Overall Stars54
Overall Score74.655
England Rank117 (out of 14,624)4,437 (out of 14,459)
Local Rank122
Missing Data?Yes
Data missing (out of 48)4

Our unique rating system takes into account a range of different indicators to evaluate a school's performance. The system tracks achievement, pupil progress, teaching, pupil attendance and whether the school is improving.

The 2017 KS2 tests were assessing a new curriculum that was introduced in 2014. Ratings for years before 2016 were based on how the school performed on the previous curriculum so performance is not directly comparable to 2017.

Data may be missing for some indicators because it has not been published. This may be because the school is new or because it is very small so data has been suppressed to avoid identifying individual pupils. Schools do not lose points for missing data, so will still fare better in the ranking than schools that underperform on that indicator, but they cannot score as highly as schools that perform well on the indicator.

How Barrow Hill Junior School scores on each indicator.

Star RatingsStars - 2017Stars - 2016
Attainment53
Attainment for All54
Progress54
Attendance54

What Ofsted says about this school

Barrow Hill Junior School has been rated as Good at its most recent Ofsted inspection.

If table is blank, it means there are no recent inspections for this school. Prior to September 2012, where a school received a rating of 3 this indicated a Satisfactory grade. From after that date, it now indicates Requires Improvement.

OverviewSchool Overview
Overall EffectivenessGood
Inspection Date10/09/2014
Web LinkRead Report
Category of Concern

How does Barrow Hill Junior School perform on each of the areas inspected by Ofsted? As of September 2012, a score of 3 changed from indicating Satisfactory to Requires Improvement.

CategoryOfsted
Outcomes for pupilsGood
Quality of teaching, learning and assessmentGood
Effectiveness of leadership and managementGood
Personal development, behaviour and welfare

Attainment

In 2017, 82% of pupils at Barrow Hill Junior School reached the expected standard in reading, writing and maths.

How have pupils at Barrow Hill Junior School done in assessments at the end of Key Stage 2 and how does it compare to local authority and national averages?

While pupils are generally aiming to be working at the expected level in reading, writing and maths, what proportion of children at Barrow Hill Junior School had a high score in reading and maths and were working at greater depth in writing, and how does this compare to performance at local and national level?

Attainment for All

How do children at Barrow Hill Junior School with different levels of attainment at Key Stage 1 and pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds perform in terms of reaching the expected standard in reading, writing and maths?

How does the % of boys and girls at Barrow Hill Junior School achieving the expected standard in reading, writing and maths compare to the national average?

What is the pupil:teacher ratio at Barrow Hill Junior School and how does it compare to the national average?

How many teachers are there and what is the average wage?

TeachersTeacher Details
No. of Teachers (FTE)13.6
No. of Teaching Assistants (FTE)4.2
Mean Gross Salary of All Teachers 2016/17 (GBP)41,112
Mean Gross Salary of All Teachers 2016/17 (GBP) - National37,119

Progress

Pupils are assessed on how much progress they make between assessments in Key Stage 1 (infants) and Key Stage 2 (juniors), with the progress of all pupils contributing to an overall 'value added' measure for the school.

At Barrow Hill Junior School, pupils had an average progress score in maths in 2017 that was 4.3 compared to the national average of 0.

How do children with different levels of attainment at infant level and pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds perform in terms of the progress made in maths and how does this compare to local averages?

At Barrow Hill Junior School, pupils had an average progress score in reading in 2017 that was 2.4 compared to the national average of 0.

How do children with different levels of attainment at infant level and pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds perform in terms of making progress in reading and how does this compare to local averages?

At Barrow Hill Junior School, pupils had an average progress score in writing in 2017 that was 5.9 compared to the national average of 0.

How do children with different levels of attainment at infant level and pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds perform in terms of making progress in writing and how does this compare to local averages?

Attendance

Figures below show what proportion of half-day sessions were missed by pupils and how this compares to local and national averages.

In 2015/16, the most recent full school year, 2.9% of half-day sessions were missed by pupils at Barrow Hill Junior School. Nationally, primary school pupils missed 4% of half-day sessions.

Figures below show what proportion of half day sessions were missed by pupils and counted as an unauthorised absence and how this compares to local and national averages.

What proportion of pupils are classed as persistent absentees (missing 10% or more of all sessions)?

Finances

While finances are not included in our calculation of how good schools are, many schools publish information about how much they are spending on pupils' education.

What is the total school spend per pupil at Barrow Hill Junior School compared to the local average? (school is in blue)

How much does Barrow Hill Junior School spend per pupil on teachers and educational support staff and how does this compare to the average spending across Westminster?

What percentage of the budget at Barrow Hill Junior School is spent on supply staff?

About Ofsted

Ofsted have been inspecting schools on a regular basis since 2005. After a cursory warning period they undertake a thorough examination of the whole school. Inspectors will sit in on classes, assessing each teacher's teaching ability. They will also evaluate the way the current curriculum is implemented, and how the progress of each student is tracked throughout their tenure.

Each school is graded on a four point scale: 1 being outstanding, 2 being good, 3 means they require improvement, and 4 signifying inadequate. Those schools attaining an outstanding or good grade might not be re-inspected for as long as five years; while those receiving lower grades will be reassessed with greater frequency, with little or no notice prior to the inspectors arriving.

 

Ofsted Report for Barrow Hill Junior School on 09/09/2014

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Inspection Date09/09/2014 - 10/09/2014
Inspection TypeS5 Inspection
Category of Concernn/a

Behaviour & safety of pupils

2

Leadership & Management

2

 

Ofsted Report for Barrow Hill Junior School on 23/06/2010

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Inspection Date23/06/2010 - 24/06/2010
Inspection TypeS5 Inspection
Category of Concernn/a

Behaviour & safety of pupils

1

Leadership & Management

2