Fourlanesend Community Primary School

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Fourlanesend Community Primary School

Name Fourlanesend Community Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Fourlanesend, Cawsand, Torpoint, PL10 1LR
Phone Number 01752822502
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 97 (51.5% boys 48.5% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 16.9
Local Authority Cornwall
Percentage Free School Meals 28.9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0%
Persistent Absence 12.9%
Pupils with SEN Support 13.3%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (18 October 2012)
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Information about this school

The school is very much smaller than most primary schools. The majority pupils are from White British backgrounds, with a minority from mixed backgrounds and other ethnic groups. Very few pupils speak English as an additional language. Around a quarter of pupils are eligible for extra government funding through the ‘pupil premium’. This is broadly average. The proportion of pupils who need extra help is above average. The school meets the government’s current ‘floor standards’, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. There have been a number of staff changes in the last year. A new teacher was appointed from September 2011 and there is also a new part-time special educational needs coordinator.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Pupils make good progress, many from below expected starting points. Standards are above average at the end of both key stages. Most pupils read and write well. Teaching is nearly always good and some is outstanding. Almost all pupils are enthusiastic about learning and clearly enjoy school. Pupils’ behaviour is good and pupils are polite and well mannered. Older pupils have good social skills and carry out their responsibilities effectively. Pupils say they feel safe in school and there is no bullying; parents and carers agree. Attendance has improved and is above average. The headteacher, senior management team and the governing body provide effective leadership with high expectations for the further improvement of the school. The action taken to improve teaching, through effective monitoring and the setting of clear targets for improvement, has led to rising standards. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Standards in mathematics at the end of Key Stage 2, although rising, are not as high as those in English. Pupils’ ability to carry out accurate calculations is not as good as it should be. Pupils sometimes have untidy handwriting and they do not always form their letters correctly. Pupils’ presentation of their work in both English and mathematics is sometimes untidy and this occasionally leads to unnecessary mistakes.