|Name||Tattershall Holy Trinity Church of England Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good
This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school, converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.
|Inspection Date||13 March 2014|
|Address||Curzon Estate, Tattershall, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN4 4LD|
|Religious Character||Church of England|
|Number of Pupils||122 (59% boys 41% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||20|
|Academy Sponsor||Diocese Of Lincoln|
|Percentage Free School Meals||9.8%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||1.6%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||13.1%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
Holy Trinity is smaller than the average-sized primary school. The headteacher and senior leader took up their posts in September 2012, having previously had different roles in the school. The school is currently in the midst of building work to create an extra classroom, library and Nurture room. The vast majority of the pupils have White British backgrounds. More than a third of the pupils have a parent in the armed forces and a higher proportion than average join the school during the school year. The proportions of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action and at school action plus, or with a statement of special educational needs are all slightly above the national average. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium, which is additional government funding provided for looked after children, those known to be eligible for free school meals and pupils with a parent in the armed forces, is below the national average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school. Pupils make good progress across the school. By the end of Year 6, they reach standards that are above average in reading, and average for writing and mathematics. Teaching is consistently at least good and some is outstanding. Teachers have high expectations and pupils respond well to their good quality written and spoken advice on how they can improve further. All groups of pupils, including disabled pupils, those who have special educational needs and those who receive the pupil premium funding, make at least good progress because adults understand their individual needs and tailor support for them. Pupils’ behaviour is good and they are keen learners with a positive desire to do well and to succeed. Pupils show great care and respect for their teachers and for each other. Pupils enjoy coming to school and respond enthusiastically to the many interesting topics and themes they learn about. They are thoughtful and readily reflect on their learning, and this contributes well to their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. School leadership has strengthened since the previous inspection. The new headteacher and key staff make regular checks on learning and have driven up the quality of teaching and standards. Staff fully support the efforts of leaders to improve the school. Governors know the school exceptionally well and are committed to the success of every pupil. They visit regularly and provide good levels of support and challenge, ensuring that the school continues to improve rapidly. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Teachers do not always encourage pupils to work out how to tackle problems for themselves rather than wait for their teachers to tell them what to do.