Fareham junior school hits Ofsted jackpot twice

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YOUNG families in Fareham have a lot to celebrate as a junior school and an early years holiday play scheme on the same site have won ‘good’ Ofsted grades.

Northern Junior Community School, in Portchester, and Koolkidzscheme 2000 have won the second to top rankings following inspections on January 24.

The junior school was praised for having a ‘highly positive atmosphere’ stemming from excellent care, guidance and support for its pupils.

And inspector Keith Sadler said youngsters achieved ‘exceptionally well’ in their personal development, made good progress in their academic studies, and consequently had ‘outstanding’ outcomes.

He said: ‘Although attainment in the past has been at the national average, current Years 5 and 6 pupils are on track to reach their challenging targets and attainment is above average for their age in both English and maths.’

The playscheme, which currently has 30 children aged between four and eight on its roll, was applauded for promoting independence.