Front Lawn Primary Academy

Name Front Lawn Primary Academy
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Broadmere Avenue, Leigh Park, Havant, PO9 5HX
Phone Number 02392475904
Type Academy
Age Range 2-11
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 426 (53.8% boys 46.2% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 16.6
Academy Sponsor The Kemnal Academies Trust
Local Authority Hampshire
Percentage Free School Meals 50.8%
Percentage English is Not First Language 2.9%
Persistent Absence 14%
Pupils with SEN Support 11.5%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (26 February 2015)
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Information about this school

Front Lawn Primary is an above average-sized primary school. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs is above average. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils supported by the pupil premium is above average. This is additional government funding for pupils who are looked after or known to be eligible for free school meals. Children attend the Reception classes full time. A very small number of pupils with identified behavioural problems are educated part of the week at a local authority specialist unit. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics at the end of Year 6. The school opened as an academy in April 2013. It is managed by The Kemnal Academies Trust. The substantive headteacher and one assistant headteacher were appointed in September 2013. A second assistant headteacher was appointed in January 2014. There is an on-site breakfast club.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. The inspirational leadership of the headteacher has enabled the successful merger of two schools, created an effective staff team, hugely improved behaviour, and enabled rapid improvement in pupils’ achievement. Senior and middle leaders and governors have all worked successfully to create a strong and effective school. Pupils achieve well in reading, writing and mathematics. Good teaching ensures effective learning for pupils. Teachers plan interesting lessons that engage pupils in their work and give them detailed and accurate feedback to help them improve. The good links made between talking and writing encourage the development of vocabulary and stimulate pupils’ writing. Boys in particular respond very well to this approach. Careful tracking of the progress of all groups of pupils means that any at risk of falling behind are given good support to help them catch up. Effective early years provision ensures children get off to a positive, productive and enjoyable start to their education. Children behave well and enjoy their learning. They feel very safe in school and are confident that adults will take good care of them. The school makes excellent use of the government sports funding to promote pupils’ physical well- being. This enables them to experience a wide range of sporting activities and engage in sporting competitions. It is not yet an outstanding school because: Spelling, handwriting and grammar are not always taught well enough. At times, teachers do not encourage pupils to set out their calculation work in mathematics. This limits the opportunities for them to develop their own ideas and apply their mathematical knowledge and skills. Teachers give pupils too few chances to practise their writing skills in different subjects as these subjects are not always covered in enough depth.