Cherry Willingham Primary Academy

What is this page?

We are, a schools information website. This page is one of our school directory pages. This is not the website of Cherry Willingham Primary Academy.

What is Locrating?

Locrating is the UK's most popular and trusted school guide; it allows you to view inspection reports, admissions data, exam results, catchment areas, league tables, school reviews, neighbourhood information, carry out school comparisons and much more. Below is some useful summary information regarding Cherry Willingham Primary Academy.

To see all our data you need to click the blue button at the bottom of this page to view Cherry Willingham Primary Academy on our interactive map.

About Cherry Willingham Primary Academy

Name Cherry Willingham Primary Academy
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mrs G Curtis
Address Lime Grove, Cherry Willingham, Lincoln, LN3 4BD
Phone Number 01522751148
Phase Academy
Type Academy converter
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 195
Local Authority Lincolnshire
Highlights from Latest Inspection

What is it like to attend this school?

Pupils are proud of Cherry Willingham Primary Academy. They would not hesitate to recommend the school to others. Pupils are happy and they feel safe.

They value the staff and appreciate the sense of togetherness. Pupils say, 'It's like one big family where everyone is treated the same.'

The school has high expectations of pupils' work and behaviour.

Pupils live out the school's mantra of 'learning together, succeeding together'. They are a credit to the school. Friendly and well mannered, their behaviour is exceptional.

The calm atmosphere from early years through to Year 6 helps pupils to enjoy their lessons and do their best. Pupils work well tog...ether. Older pupils volunteer to lead activities for younger pupils.

Pupils care for each other.

Pupils enjoy their learning, both inside and outside the classroom. The school provides an ambitious curriculum for all pupils.

Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) have support to access the same learning opportunities as other pupils.

Parents and carers value the school. They praise the caring environment and the learning experiences.

As one parent commented, 'My child is so excited to go to school and comes home with a thirst for learning, which is fantastic to see.'

What does the school do well and what does it need to do better?

In recent years, the school has worked hard to improve the curriculum. Clear plans identify the key knowledge that pupils must learn and the order in which they need to know it.

Teachers have good subject knowledge. They check pupils' learning in English, mathematics, science and some other subjects. However, the school has not yet developed effective ways to check on pupils' learning in all subjects.

Children get off to a strong start in Reception. They enjoy a wide range of activities. For example, the autumn walk is a great success.

Children learn lots from this exciting adventure. They are eager to make models of the squirrels they see.The school encourages children in early years to become independent learners.

This ensures that they are ready for Year 1.

The school has made reading a high priority. Pupils learn to read with confidence and accuracy.

The phonics programme begins on a child's first day in Reception. The school is quick to provide expert support when needed to help all pupils keep up. In each year group, pupils continue to develop their reading fluency and comprehension skills.

The school has found many interesting ways to promote a love of reading. For example, the 'mystery reader' initiative builds a sense of excitement around books.

All subjects are important at this school.

Interesting lessons flow without interruption, and pupils are keen to share their ideas. For example, Year 5 pupils enjoy discussing the history of the internet. In Year 4, pupils explore sound vibrations using a xylophone and flour.

Pupils respond well to their teachers and work hard. Pupils with SEND receive the right support. The school works with external agencies to meet the needs of these pupils.

The school places a high value on personal development. Pupils understand the importance of aspiration. Staff teach pupils to 'be the best you can be and never give up'.

Most pupils take part in clubs, such as cheerleading club and culture club. This adds to their enjoyment of learning. Many pupils, including pupils with SEND, enjoy leadership responsibilities.

For example, they serve as monitors, play leaders and members of the academy council. Some pupils take the lead in organising clubs. The school is always looking for ways to improve pupils' learning opportunities, such as through the 'curriculum crews' whose members work with subject leaders to give feedback on lessons.

Pupils are respectful of others with different backgrounds. However, pupils' understanding of British values, such as individual liberty, is underdeveloped.

The management of pupils' behaviour is a strength at this school.

There are clear expectations and strong relationships. This is consistent across the school. As a result, behaviour is excellent.

Pupils are grateful for what they describe as 'fair' treatment. They are confident that the school will deal with any incidents of misbehaviour.

Leadership is effective at all levels.

Leaders have a clear vision to ensure that all pupils reach their potential. Staff feel that leaders value them and are considerate of their workload. Staff are proud to work at the school.

Trustees and trust leaders know the school well. They have played a key role, working alongside local governors, to help the school improve.


The arrangements for safeguarding are effective.

What does the school need to do to improve?

(Information for the school and appropriate authority)

• In a small number of foundation subjects, the school has not established effective approaches to checking what pupils know and remember. As a result, the school does not have a clear picture of achievement in all subjects. The school should ensure that effective approaches to checking what pupils have learned are in place in all foundation subjects, enabling teachers to identify what pupils have learned and what they need to learn next.

• Pupils' understanding of British values is underdeveloped. Some pupils do not remember the British values they have been taught. The school should ensure that all pupils have an age-appropriate depth of understanding of British values.

Also at this postcode
Cherry Tots Pre-School

  Compare to
nearby schools