Linton CofE Infant School

Name Linton CofE Infant School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 26 April 2017
Address Church Lane, Linton, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB21 4JX
Phone Number 01223891421
Type Primary
Age Range 5-7
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 167 (52% boys 48% girls)
Local Authority Cambridgeshire
Percentage Free School Meals 10.2%
Pupils with SEN Support 6.6%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

The school meets requirements in respect of the publication of specified information on its website. The school is an average-sized infants’ school. The proportion of pupils eligible for pupil premium is below the national average. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic groups, and those whose first language is not believed to be English, is below the national average. The proportion of pupils who receive special educational needs support is above the national average. The proportion of pupils who have a statement of special educational needs or an education, health and care plan is below the national average.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The school provides a good quality of education and has some significant strengths. As national expectations have risen, the school has not sustained an outstanding standard of education for pupils. However, the determined headteacher has got the school rapidly back on track, so that it is now securely good. The headteacher is ably supported by the experienced senior leadership team. The team makes a strong contribution to the good and improving picture of teaching and outcomes. Governors are actively involved in the life of the school. They understand and are fully committed to their role in improving the quality of education. They are well informed about pupils’ learning and effectively hold leaders to account for pupils’ achievements. The curriculum is well planned, with a rich variety of creative activities and memorable experiences that promote pupils’ basic skills and personal development very well. The quality of teaching, particularly in phonics, is now effective. A high proportion of pupils are currently producing work of a high standard in reading, writing and mathematics. Pupils are friendly, polite and well mannered. They behave well in lessons and around the school. They show respect for one another and are rightly proud of the work they produce. Parents are very positive about the school and hold it in high regard. They appreciate the hard work of staff and the safe and stimulating environment the school provides for pupils. The new curriculum subject leaders are keen and enthusiastic. Monitoring is being developed so that it successfully informs leaders’ actions to improve both teaching and pupils’ outcomes in all subject areas. Staff know the individual needs of pupils well and prepare learning opportunities that are typically well matched to pupils’ abilities. However, there are occasions when the quality of questioning does not challenge pupils enough to enable them to achieve as well as they could. The early years provides well for children’s needs and interests. However, the outdoor learning environment is not yet fully developed, to allow children to be as purposefully engaged when they are not working with an adult.