|Name||Fulstow Community Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||06 March 2013|
|Address||Churchthorpe, Fulstow, Louth, Lincolnshire, LN11 0XL|
|Religious Character||Does not apply|
|Number of Pupils||Unknown|
|Percentage Free School Meals||14.7%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||7.1%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
The school is much smaller than the average-sized primary school. Children in Reception are taught in a class with pupils from Years 1 and 2. Pupils in Key Stage 2 are taught in two classes each morning for literacy and numeracy, and as a whole key stage during afternoon sessions. No alternative provision is used by the school. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported at school action is well above average. The proportion at school action plus, or who have a statement of special educational needs, is below average. A well below average proportion of pupils are supported by the pupil premium, which is additional government funding for particular groups of pupils, including those known to be eligible for free school meals and children who are looked after. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic groups is well below average. None speak English as an additional language. The school’s national test results cannot be compared to the government’s floor standard, because there are fewer than the minimum of 11 pupils required to make such a comparison meaningful.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school. Better teaching and leadership have ensured that pupils now achieve well, whatever their starting points. Pupils are very well known to staff, which helps them to keep a close check on their learning and well-being. Teachers use the information they gather about pupils’ progress well to provide extra help for those who need it. Pupils enjoy school, behave well and have very positive attitudes to their learning. Attendance is above average. Teachers successfully plan for classes of mixed age and ability for the vast majority of time. They provide a broad and interesting range of topics. Leaders evaluate the school’s work accurately and know what needs to improve. They work well with staff to tackle weaknesses. Leaders’ and governors’ efforts to improve the quality of teaching and learning have been effective. The school has improved well since the last inspection. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Occasionally, more could be expected of more-able pupils. When pupils write in subjects other than English, there are too few opportunities for them to write longer pieces of work and in different styles. When teachers mark work in subjects other than English, they do not pay enough attention to pupils’ literacy skills. A small minority of parents and carers are unhappy with some aspects of the school’s work and do not feel that their views are taken into account sufficiently well.