Friskney All Saints Church of England (Aided) Primary School

Name Friskney All Saints Church of England (Aided) Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 15 October 2014
Address Church End, Friskney, Boston, Lincolnshire, PE22 8RD
Phone Number 01754820324
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 135 (55% boys 45% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 19.3
Local Authority Lincolnshire
Percentage Free School Meals 23.7%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0%

Information about this school

Friskney All Saints CE VA Primary School is smaller than the average-sized primary school. Most pupils are White British. There are very few pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds and none who speak English as an additional language. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs, is slightly above the national average. An average proportion of pupils, around 20%, are supported by the pupil premium, which provides additional funding for pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics. The headteacher joined the school soon after the last inspection. There have been a number of other staffing changes recently. A new sports and assembly hall has been added and a number of classes, including the accommodation for the Early Years Foundation Stage, have been remodelled. The school recently accepted a small Nursery group of children into the Reception class, most of whom attend on a part-time basis. The school runs a breakfast club and has recently started a small after-school club for pupils whose parents are working.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. The school is good because it is very well led by the headteacher. He has created a culture where staffs all strive to improve the quality of education they offer. The headteacher has excellent relationships with pupils, who talk very positively about how much they love school. The school ensures pupils’ safety and also promotes good behaviour and positive attitudes to learning throughout the school. From their different starting points, pupils make good progress. Attainment has risen at the end of both key stages. Pupils who left Year 6 last year made above-average progress in reading, writing and mathematics and their attainment was above average. Parents are very supportive and share the school’s pride in its achievements. Although there has been turbulence in staffing recently, leaders have maintained and improved the quality of teaching through the robust use of appraisal systems and training. Those staff with leadership roles plays a full part in promoting the school’s values and spreading good practice. The governing body has some very knowledgeable members and rigorously holds the school to account. Governors’ skills are used well in supporting and challenging the work of the school. The recently introduced Nursery provision and the Reception class currently provide children with an excellent start to their school lives. The focus on children’s social and emotional development prepares them very well for their future schooling. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Pupils are sometimes set work that is too easy for them. Pupils’ handwriting and the presentation of their work are often untidy. Leaders do not always identify pupils with disabilities and special educational needs accurately.