Grimoldby Primary School

Name Grimoldby Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Address Tinkle Street, Grimoldby, Louth, LN11 8SW
Phone Number 01507327393
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 208 (54.3% boys 45.7% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.6
Local Authority Lincolnshire
Percentage Free School Meals 15.9%
Persistent Absence 3.9%
Pupils with SEN Support 10.6%%
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The school is well led by its senior leaders.

The headteacher, ably supported by the deputy headteacher, has successfully improved the quality of teaching at the school. The chair of the governing body leads the governors well. The governors support and challenge the school leaders effectively.

The progress made by current pupils is good. Most pupils display good attitudes to their learning. Pupils can be relied upon to focus on their work consistently.

The quality of teaching, learning and assessment is good. Typically, teachers check regularly what the pupils can do and use the information to plan the next steps of learning. Th...e children have a good start in the early years.

They quickly become enthusiastic learners and are proud of their achievements. Phonics is taught well. The pupils read regularly and fluently.

They appreciate the range of books that they can choose to read. In 2016, the proportions of pupils who achieved the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics, at the end of both key stages 1 and 2, were above the national averages. Pupils' attendance is above the national average for all groups of learners.

Parents are supportive of the school. Many expressed their satisfaction with the new headteacher and welcome the improvements he has made to the school. Some subject leaders do not check regularly on the progress pupils are making in their subjects.

The history and geography curriculum does not develop pupils' historical and geographical skills well enough. Teachers do not give pupils enough opportunities to develop reasoning skills in mathematics and do not always check that pupils' explanations are accurate.

Information about this school

The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website.

The headteacher has been in post for 12 months. The school is smaller than the average primary school. Most pupils are from White British backgrounds.

The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities is below the national average. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is below the national average. The school meets the government's current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations at the end of Year 6 for pupils' attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics.