|Name||Flookburgh CofE Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||15 October 2014|
|Address||Winder Lane, Flookburgh, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria, LA11 7LE|
|Religious Character||Church of England|
|Number of Pupils||71 (51% boys 49% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||12.6|
|Percentage Free School Meals||1.8%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||2.8%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||9.9%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
This is a much smaller than average-sized primary school. Few pupils are disadvantaged and supported by the pupil premium. (The pupil premium is additional funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and those looked after by the local authority.) The proportion of pupils supported through school action is above average. The proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or by a statement of special educational needs is above average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for pupils’ achievement in English and mathematics at the end of Year 6. There have been a significant number of changes in staffing, including at a senior level, in recent years. There has been an acting headteacher for a number of months in the last year during the unavoidable absence of the headteacher, who has now returned to school. Since the previous inspection, the school has been supported by a national leader in education from the South Lakes Rural Partnership Teaching Alliance. Pupils are taught in mixed-age classes.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school. The headteacher, senior leaders, staff and governors have been successful in improving the achievement of pupils and the quality of teaching since the previous inspection. Behaviour is good. Pupils are proud to be part of the school and have positive attitudes to learning. Attendance is above average. Pupils say that they feel safe at school and they learn how to keep themselves safe. By the time pupils leave school at the end of Year 6, overall standards in English and mathematics are above average. The good teaching means that pupils’ achievement is good and pupils in all year groups make good progress. Children get off to a good start in the early years and are ready for Year 1 by the time they leave Reception. Governors have a clear understanding of the school’s strengths and areas for development. They share the same determination as the staff to ensure that the school develops further and that the pace of change does not slacken. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is good. They have a good number of opportunities to engage in artistic, sporting and musical activities and the curriculum means that they are well prepared for life in modern Britain. It is not yet an outstanding school because : In some lessons in Key Stages 1 and 2 the work that is set for the most-able pupils is not hard enough. Teachers do not always provide planned opportunities for pupils to improve their work or insist that they make the improvements suggested in the feedback that they provide. Teachers do not consistently have opportunities to learn from the best practice that is evident in the school and in other schools. Middle leaders do not yet have the experience or the skills they need to ensure that improvements in their subjects happen quickly enough.