Tattershall Primary School

Name Tattershall Primary School
Website http://www.tattershallprimary.lincs.sch.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 12 March 2014
Address Clinton Park, Tattershall, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN4 4QZ
Phone Number 01526342045
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 134 (50% boys 50% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 19.1
Local Authority Lincolnshire
Percentage Free School Meals 17.2%
Percentage English is Not First Language 3.7%
Persisitent Absence 2.5%
Pupils with SEN Support 7.5%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

This school is smaller than the average-sized primary school. Most pupils are from White British backgrounds. A very small minority come from mainly White East European backgrounds and speak English as an additional language. Nearly a third of pupils on roll come from service families. The proportion of pupils supported by pupil premium is above average. This is extra funding provided by the government to support certain groups of pupils. In this school, it applies to pupils known to be eligible for free schools and children of service families. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is above average. The proportion supported through school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is above average. A higher-than-average proportion of pupils join and leave the school part way through their primary education. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The headteacher joined the school in February 2013. Subject leaders for English and mathematics took on their new roles in September 2013.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Pupils are currently achieving well and standards are improving. Most Year 6 pupils are now on track to reach average levels of attainment in reading, writing and mathematics. Teaching is good and some of it is outstanding. Leadership and management are good. Senior leaders and governors continue to build on the current gains in pupils’ achievement and the proven strengths in the quality of teaching. Pupils are keen to learn and most behave well in and around the school. Engagement with parents and carers is strong. They appreciate that their children are happy at school and are well looked after. The school’s determination in promoting good attendance is paying off. Attendance is improving and currently it is average. The persistent absence continues to decline. The governing body knows its school well. It supports and questions leaders in order to ensure that the school continues to pursue further improvement. An extensive range of activities, such as sport and music, adds fun to pupils’ learning. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Teachers do not always check closely or comment precisely on pupils’ progress during lessons. Sometimes pupils do not follow the guidance given to them through marking. Despite the recent improvement in attendance, the average attendance has yet to become a trend. Pupils do not always practise using their mathematical skills in solving problems. Their writing shows they spell some common words wrongly and their use of grammar is not always secure. Subject leaders in English and mathematics are not yet making as strong an impact on teaching in these two areas as the school needs.