Eastfield Primary Academy


Name Eastfield Primary Academy
Website http://www.eastfieldprimary.net
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 15 March 2016
Address Margaret Street, Immingham, North East Lincolnshire, DN40 1LD
Phone Number 01469572455
Type Academy
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 258 (55% boys 45% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 19.4
Academy Sponsor The Enquire Learning Trust
Percentage Free School Meals 17.9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 1.6%

Information about this school

Eastfield Primary Academy converted to an academy under the Enquire Learning Trust in August 2013 following the previous inspection. The executive principal supports three other schools in the trust that currently require improvement. Under the trust arrangements the local governing body has responsibility for most areas of strategic and statutory duties required of academies. The school is an average-sized primary academy, with a significantly higher than average proportion of pupils who are disadvantaged and for whom the school receives the pupil premium (additional funding for pupils who are eligible for free schools meals and those looked after by the local authority). The vast majority of pupils are from White British backgrounds, with a small but increasing proportion of pupils from other ethnic groups. The proportion of pupils with special educational needs or disability, with and without statements or education, health and care plans, is below average. More pupils than typical join the school at times other than the start of the school year or at the start of key stages. The group of pupils known as the EAST team are pupil ambassadors. They represent the views of pupils and the school in a range of different activities. Children attend the Nursery part-time and Reception class full-time. The school provides a breakfast club for pupils, which is subsidised for disadvantaged pupils, and a range of after-school clubs. In October 2015 the local authority asked the school to set up a provision for up to six pupils from other schools who are at risk of exclusion or who have been excluded. The provision, known as ‘My Space’, is an integral part of the school, used by the main body of pupils as well as those placed there as a result of their behaviour in other schools. The school meets the government’s floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for attainment and progress at the end of key stage 2.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school The executive principal’s absolute belief in the potential of all pupils and staff to achieve the very best has ensured pupils’ outstanding progress. All leaders and staff have embraced this belief. They work tirelessly, as a seamless team, to understand what every pupil needs to do to make rapid progress from their lower than typical starting points. Hand in hand with this belief is a systematic, accurate and persistent approach to identifying gaps in pupils’ knowledge and understanding. Well-planned activities ensure pupils catch up and keep up with what is expected for their age. Teachers capture pupils’ interests through exciting activities and intriguing questioning. As a result pupils are enthusiastic and thoughtful about their work. They are justifiably proud of the work they do and their outstanding achievements. Pupils’ attitude to learning, the level of respect for all people and their ability to manage their own behaviour and work independently is exceptional. They develop skills they need to be highly effective citizens of Britain. Children in the Nursery and Reception class make outstanding progress due to outstanding teaching and provision. Pupil ambassadors in the EAST team make a significant contribution to the leadership of the school. Their views, alongside the opinions of all pupils, really matter to staff and governors. Pupils make outstanding progress and many reach the standard expected for their age in reading, writing and mathematics. The significant proportion of pupils who join the school in years 5 and 6 make rapid progress. Pupils who are disadvantaged and those with special educational needs and disability make good and outstanding progress during the time they attend the school. Pupils who attend ‘My Space’, a local authority provision run by the school, make exceptional progress due to the support given by staff and other pupils. Governors know and understand the school and the community it serves. They ensure pupils get the maximum benefit from being part of the Enquire Learning Trust. Governors and the trust recognise they need to keep information up to date on the school’s website. Parents are overwhelmingly supportive of the school. They fully appreciate the sensitive and wide-ranging support their children receive.