Flimby Primary School

Name Flimby Primary School
Website http://www.flimby.cumbria.sch.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
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 02 July 2013
Address Rye Hill Road, Flimby, Maryport, Cumbria, CA15 8PJ
Phone Number 01900812264
Type Academy
Age Range 2-11
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils Unknown
Academy Sponsor Be The Change Multi Academy Trust
Local Authority Cumbria
Percentage Free School Meals 28.2%
Pupils with SEN Support 15.4%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Flimby Primary School is smaller than the average-sized primary school. Most pupils attending the school are from White British heritage. A few pupils are supported through school action. The proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is well below average. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium is much higher than the national average. The pupil premium is additional funding for those pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals, children from service families and those children who are looked afte by the local authority. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which sets the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics. The proportion of pupils entering the school over the last three years in Key Stage 2 other than at the usual starting times has been higher than average.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. From very low starting points in the Early Years Foundation Stage, children make good progress in their communication and early mathematical skills. Pupils go on to achieve well overall in Key Stages 1 and 2. The headteacher is well supported by other leaders and the governing body. Together they have ambitious plans to further improve the school. Leaders’ successful actions can be seen in the initial analysis of the 2013 Year 6 tests, particularly in mathematics. Pupils’ annual teacher assessments confirm the improvement in pupils’ work. Teaching and learning in all classes is good and some teaching is outstanding. Relationships between pupils and teachers are strong helping to create a positive atmosphere where pupils are happy to learn. Skilled teaching assistants provide effective support for any pupils who need additional support. Pupil’s progress is accurately monitored as they move through the school and any underperformance is quickly addressed. The school provides a safe environment in which to learn. Pupils say they feel safe and well cared for at school. They are polite, courteous and behave well. Pupils are keen and enthusiastic to attend school. As a result, attendance has risen significantly over the last two years and is now above average. The rich curriculum provides a varied and exciting range of activities where pupils can explore science activities, celebrate Chinese New Year or work with an artist. This extends pupils’ learning, promoting spiritual, moral, social and cultural development well. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Pupils do not have sufficient opportunities to develop their writing skills in different subjects. When pupils’ work is marked it does not always help them to know how to improve their work nor is it linked to their individual targets. There are not enough opportunities for pupils to use a wide range of information and communication technology (ICT) resources to help them work independently.