Linton Primary School

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About Linton Primary School

Name Linton Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Ms Catherine Hollis
Address Main Street, Linton, Swadlincote, DE12 6QA
Phone Number 01283760382
Phase Primary
Type Foundation school
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 288
Local Authority Derbyshire
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Strong leadership and positive relationships have led to sustained improvements in the quality of the provision. Subject leaders have an accurate understanding of their areas of responsibility and are leading change.

Leaders' actions have improved pupils' behaviour, attendance and punctuality. The school is an inclusive community, providing for all pupils' needs and promoting a culture of equality and tolerance. Leaders ensure that pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is a priority and promoted well throughout the school.

Leaders use additional funding for physical education (PE) and sport to good effect. Parents and ...carers value their role in their children's learning. They are wholly supportive of the school and its leaders.

Leaders know the school's strengths and weaknesses well. Some of their plans for improvement lack a clear focus. Leaders, including governors, do not check the impact of additional funding to support disadvantaged pupils and those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) closely enough.

Teachers have strong subject knowledge and use skilful questioning to develop pupils' understanding. Additional adults have a positive impact on pupils' learning. Most pupils are committed readers and interpret unfamiliar texts with confidence.

Pupils use their phonics skills well to decode words. Pupils show each other and adults respect. They know how to keep themselves safe.

Pupils are proud to be 'Lintonians'. In the early years, children's needs and interests are well met. Due to effective leadership and teaching, they make good progress.

The learning environment is not of a consistently high quality throughout the early years settings. Pupils make strong progress in mathematics. Pupils' progress and attainment in writing are not as good as in other subjects, in most year groups.

Their use of grammar, punctuation and spelling is not consistently accurate. Teachers do not always ensure that the most able pupils are challenged. Some pockets of less effective teaching lead to pupils becoming disengaged with their learning, particularly in key stage 1.

Information about this school

The current headteacher and chair of governors have been in their roles since the last inspection in September 2016. The school is an average-sized primary school. There are some classes which contain mixed-year groups of pupils.

The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is similar to the national average. The proportion of pupils with SEND is close to the national average. Most pupils are from White British backgrounds.

The school runs its own breakfast club. The school is a member of the Swadlincote School Improvement Partnership. The school uses Springfield Junior School and the Owls Nurture Group as alternative providers.

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