Louth Kidgate Primary Academy

Name Louth Kidgate Primary Academy
Website http://www.kidgateprimaryacademy.co.uk
Ofsted Inspections
Address Kidgate, Louth, LN11 9BX
Phone Number 01507603636
Type Academy
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 416 (44.7% boys 55.3% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.1
Academy Sponsor Kidgate Primary Academy
Local Authority Lincolnshire
Percentage Free School Meals 20.9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 4.6%
Persistent Absence 6.2%
Pupils with SEN Support 7.5%%
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school The headteacher is inspirational. She is highly ambitious and clear-sighted.

She has successfully communicated her vision for excellence to everyone at the school. As a result, she has secured rapid improvements. The pupils are wonderful ambassadors for their school.

They have excellent attitudes to learning. They speak eloquently about their understanding of how to improve their work. As a result, they make sustained and rapid progress across the school in a wide variety of subjects.

Leaders at all levels, including subject leaders for science, art and history, know how well pupils are achieving in their subjects. As a r...esult, their planning for improvement is focused precisely on what their pupils need to learn next. This means attainment in a wide variety of subjects is excellent.

Leaders and governors have a very accurate view of the school's strengths. As a result, their work to bring about school improvement is exact and effective. Children in the early years settle very quickly into school.

The joy of learning, seen everywhere in school, begins at this very early stage. Children make very good progress because adults follow their interests and plan effectively to meet their needs. Leaders have ensured all groups of pupils, including disadvantaged pupils, make sustained and rapid progress in all subjects from their starting points.

A small gap exists in the attainment of disadvantaged pupils and their peers. Leaders are addressing this vigorously. Systems for checking the progress of pupils are varied and rigorous.

This means teachers plan for learning in a very effective way. As a result, they meet the needs of pupils very well. One pupil said, 'Kidgate is a place where everyone fits in.'

Pupils have a mature understanding of how to include others and care for them. Pupils know how important it is to respect others' views and beliefs both in school and in the wider community. Pupils' love of learning is clear in the way they apply themselves in lessons.

Leaders have developed an exciting and challenging curriculum that stimulates, excites and engages pupils exceptionally well. Pupils who have special educational needs or disability are well cared for and challenged to learn. As a result, they make the same rapid progress as their peers.

Attendance is above the national average. Persistent absence is well below. Pupils want to come to learn.

Information about this school

Kidgate Primary Academy is larger than the average-sized primary school. Nearly all pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils with special educational needs or disability is below average.

The proportion of pupils supported through a statement or through an education, health and care plan is average. The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium is average. The pupil premium is additional funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and those who are looked after by the local authority.

Kidgate Primary School converted to become an academy school in September 2012. When its predecessor school, Kidgate Primary School, was last inspected it was judged to be good. The school works in partnership with the local authority and is used as a source of support to other local schools.

The school also works with a wide variety of other schools to develop practice in curriculum development. The substantive deputy headteacher is currently absent from school. The school meets the current government floor standards, which are the minimum requirements for pupils' attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6.