A RANGE of learning activities and high-quality teaching have helped a Gosport school jump up the Ofsted rankings.
Alverstoke Church of England Junior School has gone from a satisfactory rating up to good.
Inspectors said pupils achieve well and make good progress, and that by the time they leave school, attainment is above average in English and rising fast in maths.
Teaching is good overall with some of it being high quality.
And inspectors said pupils enjoy a range of learning activities and have many opportunities to find out more about the wider world.
Headteacher John Bailey, said: ‘We are really pleased.
‘To move up to good is a great achievement.
‘We are particularly pleased that they have recognised the achievement in English and maths.
‘The quality of teaching has also improved consistently over time.
‘And in the recent Ofsted inspection they talked about how good the curriculum was and how it inspired children through the themed topics that we do.’
Inspectors also said that disabled pupils and those with special educational needs make similarly good progress to their peers.
Mr Bailey added he has a good team at the school.
‘The staff are a very dedicated staffing team,’ he said.
‘We have lots of early-morning sessions where we have staff who come in early to work with some groups of children. They are children who need that extra bit of support.’
Inspectors said that for the school to become outstanding, achievement in maths needs to be improved.
The quality of teaching also needs to be improved, with all staff implementing the marking policy consistently to help pupils to improve.
Mr Bailey added: ‘We are focusing on progress in maths. Our achievement in English is really high and maths is not in line.
‘We will be improving the quality of teaching so that most of it becomes high quality.
‘We will be doing extra work to support those children who are off track in maths.’
And Mr Bailey added he is confident the school will become outstanding.
‘That’s the next stage,’ he said.
‘The expectation is that when Ofsted return, the school will be outstanding.’