Waddington All Saints Academy

Name Waddington All Saints Academy
Website http://www.all-saints.lincs.sch.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
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 07 October 2014
Address Mere Road, Waddington, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN5 9NX
Phone Number 01522820099
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 400 (50% boys 50% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 25
Academy Sponsor L.E.A.D. Academy Trust
Local Authority Lincolnshire
Percentage Free School Meals 4.5%
Percentage English is Not First Language 2.5%
Persisitent Absence 5.4%
Pupils with SEN Support 8.3%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Waddington All Saints is larger than the average-sized primary school. Most pupils are White British. Very few pupils speak English as an additional language. An average proportion of pupils are eligible for the pupil premium, which provides additional funding for children in the care of the local authority and pupils known to be eligible for free school meals The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs who are supported at school action is well below average, as is the proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs. A well above-average proportion of pupils join and leave the school partway through their education. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. The exceptionally effective leadership of the headteacher, very well supported the governors and all staff, has brought about continued improvement in pupils’ achievement and the quality of teaching. Pupils’ consistently achieve high standards. All groups of pupils make at least good and usually outstanding progress in English and mathematics. The school is making good progress in developing new assessment arrangements following the removal of National Curriculum levels but these have yet to be fully implemented. Children make rapid progress in the Early Years Foundation Stage. From their very first weeks in school, they develop a love of learning and very positive attitudes. The very large proportion of pupils who join the school partway through their education slot seamlessly and happily into the school and achieve equally as well as their classmates. Pupils’ behaviour is excellent and they feel extremely safe in school. They have exceptionally mature attitudes to learning. They are thoughtful and reflective, and continually seek new ways to solve problems and meet challenges. Extremely knowledgeable teaching, perceptive questioning and high expectations all contribute to pupils’ outstanding achievement. Marking, although not outstanding, promotes an increasingly consistent, and improving high-quality dialogue between teachers and pupils. Pupils are very well equipped with excellent basic skills and a have a keen awareness of spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues. Consequently, they are superbly prepared for the next stage of their education and for their future lives in modern Britain. The curriculum provides an enormously rich range of experiences and it is continually being improved to make learning even more, as the school puts it, ‘irresistible’ for All Saints pupils.