Partney Church of England Aided Primary School

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Partney Church of England Aided Primary School

Name Partney Church of England Aided Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 19 June 2019
Address Maddison Lane, Partney, Spilsby, Lincolnshire, PE23 4PX
Phone Number 01790753319
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 66 (53% boys 47% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 17.8
Local Authority Lincolnshire
Percentage Free School Meals 13.6%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0%
Persisitent Absence 6.3%
Pupils with SEN Support 28.8%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Partney Church of England Aided Primary School is much smaller than the average-sized primary school. Pupils are taught in three classes, one of which has children in the Nursery and Reception Years and pupils in Years 1 and 2. The second class contains pupils in Years 3 and 4 and the third class contains pupils in Years 5 and 6. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is in line with the national average. The proportion of pupils with SEND is well above the national average, owing to an increased intake since the last inspection. Pupils with SEND constitute one third of pupils currently on roll. The proportion of pupils of White British heritage is larger than average. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is well below the national average.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Leaders and governors lost no time in responding to the recommendations from the previous inspection. Their actions have resulted in considerable improvements in the quality of teaching throughout the school. Middle leadership has improved and leaders at all levels have strong capacity to ensure sustained improvement. Teachers have consistently high expectations of pupils. They use questioning and assessment astutely to provide pupils with guidance on how to improve their work. The quality of work in pupils’ books is good in all year groups and across a range of subjects. This reflects pupils’ pride in their work and their positive attitudes to learning. Pupils’ behaviour in lessons and around school is calm and orderly. Relationships are strong, and older pupils are rightly proud of how they support the younger ones. Safeguarding is effective. Pupils have a mature understanding of bullying and of how to keep themselves safe. Leadership and teaching in the early years are strong. Children are well prepared for Year 1. In key stage 2, rates of progress in writing have steadily improved over three years. In 2018, progress in reading remained in line with the national average. Rates of progress in mathematics in key stage 2 have fluctuated over time and are not as strong as in reading and writing. Pupils’ attainment in reading and mathematics at the end of key stages 1 and 2 has remained below average since the last inspection. However, current assessments show improved teaching is having a positive impact on standards throughout the school. In some areas of the curriculum, the learning is not sequenced in a way which enables pupils to consolidate and deepen their understanding. Leaders’ work to review and revise the curriculum is not yet complete.