|Name||Frances Olive Anderson Church of England (Aided) Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||04 June 2019|
|Address||The Grove, Lea, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, DN21 5EP|
|Religious Character||Church of England|
|Number of Pupils||192 (51% boys 49% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||20.7|
|Percentage Free School Meals||18.2%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||2.1%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||12.5%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
The school is smaller than the average-sized primary school. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is average. The proportion of pupils with SEND is below the national average. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is well below the national average and the proportion of pupils from minority ethnic groups is also well below average.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school The headteacher has worked very effectively with senior leaders, governors and staff to ensure that the school has improved. Almost all parents and carers indicate that they hold the school in high regard. Many said that this is a happy and kind school with a family atmosphere. The school’s leaders and a range of external partners provide good-quality staff training and development. Staff learn from one another. Leaders know the school inside out and monitor the progress of pupils carefully. When observing teaching and analysing pupils’ work, leaders do not focus sufficiently on the progress of different groups of pupils. Teaching and the use of assessment are effective throughout the school. Teachers use sound subject knowledge and questioning to good effect. This ensures that pupils deepen their knowledge and understanding across a range of subjects. Leaders ensure that the curriculum is broad, balanced and interesting. It is enhanced by an impressive range of enrichment activities for pupils. Although pupils make good progress throughout the school, teaching does not always meet the full range of learning needs. This occasionally slows the progress of some groups of learners. Well-trained teaching assistants are effectively deployed. They have a particularly positive impact on the progress of those who find learning more difficult and of pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). Safeguarding is effective and fully meets requirements. Pupils, staff and parents agree that the school is safe. Pupils’ behaviour around school and in lessons is exemplary. They attend regularly, thoroughly enjoy school, work hard and concentrate in lessons. The school’s work to promote pupils’ personal, social and emotional development is outstanding. Children make good progress in the early years and are well prepared for Year 1.