Flushing School

Name Flushing School
Website http://www.flushing.cornwall.sch.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 15 April 2015
Address Coventry Road, Flushing, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 5TX
Phone Number 01326374498
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 71 (63% boys 37% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 19.4
Local Authority Cornwall
Percentage Free School Meals 8.5%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0%

Information about this school

This primary school is much smaller than average. The early years provision consists of one full-time Reception class which also includes pupils from Year 1. All other pupils are taught in two mixed-aged classes: Years 2 and 3; and Years 4, 5 and 6. The large majority of pupils are of White British heritage. When compared to national figures, the proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is higher than other schools. The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium funding (which provides additional funding to support pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and children who are in local authority care) is above average. However, there were few of these disadvantaged pupils in Year 6 in 2014. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Leaders and governors have successfully tackled issues raised in the previous inspection so that the school’s performance has improved and is now good. Governors are extensively involved in their school. They hold leaders to account to promote pupils’ achievement further. The headteacher has effectively improved the quality of teaching and this is now consistently good across all year groups. Subject leaders take appropriate actions which lead to ongoing improvements in pupils’ learning and progress. Pupils’ behaviour is good. They enjoy learning and endeavour to work hard in all their activities. The school’s work in keeping pupils safe is good. Pupils say they feel safe and know how to keep themselves safe. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is being very effectively enhanced. Both staff and pupils share the school’s particular values within a strong sense of community. Teachers’ high expectations serve to promote pupils’ learning. They effectively build on what pupils already know to set work which is sufficiently demanding. Pupils’ achievement is good. Pupils now make consistently good progress as they move through the school so that standards by the end of Year 2 and Year 6 have risen. Pupils who have additional learning needs achieve well because of the personal care and support they receive from other adults within the school. Children get off to a good start in their education because provision in the early years effectively develops their basic skills. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Pupils do not have enough opportunities to practise their grammar, punctuation and spelling. Pupils’ learning is not always checked in ways which deepen their understanding.