|Name||The Fourfields Church of England School, Sutterton|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Requires improvement|
|Inspection Date||25 September 2018|
|Address||Park Avenue, Sutterton, Boston, Lincolnshire, PE20 2JN|
|Religious Character||Church of England|
|Number of Pupils||158 (52% boys 48% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||20.3|
|Percentage Free School Meals||13.9%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||5.7%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||6.3%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
The school is part of the Emmaus Federation of schools, working in partnership with Swineshead St Mary’s Church of England Primary School. The executive headteacher is responsible for both schools. The school is a smaller than the average primary school. The proportion of pupils eligible for free school meals is below the national average. The majority of pupils are from a White British background.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a school that requires improvement Middle and senior leaders’ roles and responsibilities are not well established. They have not been allocated sufficient time or support to be effective in driving change. Leaders have not monitored carefully enough the provision for disadvantaged pupils or pupils who have special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities. Leaders have not kept safeguarding records carefully. Systems for monitoring safeguarding are not thorough enough. Leaders have not ensured that systems for assessing pupils’ progress are consistent. Teachers do not use accurate assessment information to set tasks that meet pupils’ needs. Teachers do not always have high enough expectations of what pupils can achieve. Some pupils do not make as much progress as they should. Teachers’ expectations of pupils’ presentation and handwriting are not high enough. Teachers are not consistent in providing pupils with information about how to improve. They do not routinely check pupils’ corrections. Teachers’ expectations of pupils’ phonics progress are sometimes not high enough. Teachers have not ensured that pupils demonstrate resilience and independence in their learning. Leaders have not ensured that pupils have a secure understanding of fundamental British values. The school has the following strengths Leaders have established the importance of good attendance. Rates of attendance are consistent with the national average. Teaching assistants are skilled and provide effective support for pupils in lessons. The early years is good. Adults are ambitious for children to achieve. Activities match children’s needs well, and they make good progress. Pupils are polite and supportive of each other. They play well together.