Ling Moor Primary Academy

Name Ling Moor Primary Academy
Ofsted Inspections
Address Richmond Drive, North Hykeham, Lincoln, LN6 8QZ
Phone Number 01522682602
Type Academy
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 404 (51.7% boys 48.3% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.8
Academy Sponsor The Priory Federation Of Academies
Local Authority Lincolnshire
Percentage Free School Meals 9.4%
Percentage English is Not First Language 5.4%
Persistent Absence 3.6%
Pupils with SEN Support 8.9%%
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school.

Achievement is outstanding. Pupils' attainment is well above average in English and mathematics, and they make rapid progress across a wide range of other subjects. The headteacher has created a team of staff and governors who work very effectively together to ensure that teaching continues to improve and pupils progress quickly.

Excellent teaching in most lessons helps pupils to make rapid progress in their learning. Teachers show that they have very high expectations, both of their pupils and of themselves. They are particularly skilled at giving pupils work at just the right level of difficulty.

Marking in English is ...particularly helpful in supporting high standards. During lessons, teachers continually check on pupils' progress to make sure they are all doing as well as possible. The school very effectively tracks the progress of each individual pupil throughout their time in the school.

Pupils enjoy a wide range of interesting and engaging activities in all subjects and reach high standards, particularly in art and singing. Excellent relationships between pupils, and with the adults, are a cornerstone of the school's success. Pupils feel very safe in school, and they get on well with, and care for, each other in an exemplary manner.

Pupils behave extremely well and have excellent attitudes to learning in lessons. They are polite and respectful to adults and their friends. They are very well prepared for the next stage in their education.

Parents and carers are highly positive about the school.

Information about this school

The school is larger than the average primary school. The large majority of pupils are White British.

Very few pupils speak English as an additional language. The proportions of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action, school action plus, or a statement of special educational needs are all below average. The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium is below average.

In this school it applies to pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals or have a parent in the armed forces. The school meets the government's current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for attainment and progress. Ling Moor Primary Academy converted to become an academy school on 1 September 2012.

When its predecessor school, Ling Moor Primary School, was last inspected by Ofsted, it was judged to be good. A breakfast and after-school club runs on the school site, but it is managed privately and inspected separately. The school shares the site with a children's centre, which is also inspected separately.