Fleet Wood Lane School


Name Fleet Wood Lane School
Website http://www.fleetwoodlane.com
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 21 May 2013
Address Wood Lane, Fleet, Spalding, Lincolnshire, PE12 8NN
Phone Number 01406423351
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 166 (51% boys 49% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21.5
Local Authority Lincolnshire
Percentage Free School Meals 10.2%
Percentage English is Not First Language 7.8%

Information about this school

The school is smaller than the average-sized primary school. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported at school action is below average. The proportion at school action plus, or who have a statement of special educational needs, is above average. An average proportion of pupils is supported by the pupil premium. In this school, these are pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals. The proportions of pupils from minority ethnic groups and those who speak English as an additional language are similar to that found in most schools. The proportion of pupils who join or leave the school after the Reception year is much higher than average. The school meets the current government floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The school works collaboratively with six local primary schools and is currently in a soft federation with another local school. The headteacher acts as consultant headteacher for that school.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Leaders and staff have improved key areas of the school’s work, particularly the teaching of English and mathematics, so that pupils now achieve well whatever their starting points. Standards in English are improving and set to be above average this year. Pupils are also making faster progress in mathematics. Pupils behave well and often impeccably, and they are keen to learn. This has helped to raise standards. Children in Reception make a very good start to their education and thrive in the stimulating environment in which they are taught. Pupils in Years 5 and 6 have a clear understanding of their targets and how to achieve them. Most parents and carers are pleased with what the school offers and feel that their children are kept safe. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Some pupils are not clear about how to apply their existing knowledge and skills when they are set a problem in mathematics. Teachers sometimes give more-able pupils too much help and direction when they carry out investigations in mathematics, so they do not learn to think for themselves. This restricts their progress. Teachers’ marking does not give enough information about how pupils should improve, and pupils do not routinely respond to these comments.