|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|
|Religious Character||Church of England|
|Number of Pupils||66 (53% boys 47% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||17.8|
|Percentage Free School Meals||13.6%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||0%|
|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.