Ermine Primary Academy


Name Ermine Primary Academy
Website https://www.ermineprimaryacademy.co.uk/
Inspections
Ofsted Inspections
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.
Address Redbourne Drive, Lincoln, LN2 2HG
Phone Number 01522781030
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 422 (53.3% boys 46.7% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.7
Academy Sponsor Harbour Learning Trust
Local Authority Lincolnshire
Percentage Free School Meals 46.9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 9.5%
Persistent Absence 15%
Pupils with SEN Support 14.0%%
Highlights from Latest Inspection
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.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an inadequate school Leaders have not improved the quality of teaching and learning for all pupils.

Leaders have not ensured that all key stage and subject leaders fully understand their roles and responsibilities. They have not evaluated the quality of teaching and learning accurately. Leaders have not established a curriculum that systematically develops what pupils know and can do or pupils' understanding of fundamental British values.

Leaders have not ensured that additional funding is used well to improve the progress of disadvantaged pupils. Leaders have not assessed the progress of pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND)... well enough. Governors and trustees have not fulfilled all their statutory responsibilities.

They have not checked that the funding has benefitted all the pupils who are in receipt of the pupil premium. The Academy of Lincoln Trust (the trust) has been too slow to support school leaders in improving the quality of teaching and learning. Teachers do not have high enough expectations of what pupils can do.

They do not use assessment well enough to match tasks to pupils' abilities. Not all pupils can read the texts that they are given. Teachers do not consistently challenge pupils.

Pupils have few opportunities to reason mathematically or apply their understanding of number. In key stage 1, pupils do not make the progress of which they are capable. Too few pupils are well prepared for the next stage of their learning.

The new leadership team has acted swiftly to improve pupils' behaviour. Incidents of poor behaviour have reduced. However, not all parents and carers understand how bullying is addressed.

The school has the following strengths Leaders have made thorough improvements to safeguarding. Governors rigorously evaluate how the school keeps pupils safe. The new leadership team has begun to raise the aspirations of the school community.

Leaders have strongly improved the quality of provision in early years. Children get off to a flying start in early years. They become enthusiastic and independent learners who are ready for Year 1.

Information about this school

The school is an average-sized primary school. There have been changes in leadership since the previous inspection. The current substantive headteacher took up his position in January 2019.

The school is part of The Academy of Lincoln Trust. There have been several resignations from the governing body. The acting chair of the governing body took up her position in January 2019.

The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is above the national average. The proportion of pupils with SEND is above the national average. The school works with Springwell Alternative Academy alternative provision which is registered with the local authority.