Lumbertubs Primary School


Name Lumbertubs Primary School
Website http://www.lumbertubs.co.uk
Inspections
Ofsted Inspections
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Address Tonmead Road, Northampton, NN3 8HZ
Phone Number 01604408147
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 236 (50.8% boys 49.2% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.7
Academy Sponsor Campfire Education Trust
Local Authority West Northamptonshire
Percentage Free School Meals 28.3%
Percentage English is Not First Language 48.3%
Persistent Absence 12.8%
Pupils with SEN Support 11.4%%
Highlights from Latest Inspection
This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a school that requires improvement Leaders have not secured sustained improvement since the last inspection.

They have been slow to respond to the low attainment and progress of some pupils in key stages 1 and 2. The quality of teaching and learning across the school is inconsistent. Leaders have not used assessment information carefully enough to hold teachers to account for the progress pupils make.

Sometimes teachers do not use assessment information carefully enough to ensure that tasks are set at the right level to challenge all pupils, including the most able pupils. The teaching of reading and mathematics is not effective across the school. Rece...nt changes to how these subjects are taught are yet to affect the progress that pupils make.

Occasionally staff do not have the subject knowledge or skills to support pupils with their learning and ensure that pupils make good progress over time. Teachers' expectations are too low. They do not use lesson time efficiently.

Consequently, over time, pupils do not make as much progress as they should. The school has the following strengths Adults in the early years develop children's knowledge and skills well. Speech and language development is a priority, and children progress well through Nursery and Reception.

The curriculum is broad and develops successfully pupils' knowledge and skills across subjects. The school's nurture provision supports the development of social skills in the early years and key stage 1 well. Leaders monitor the attendance of pupils well.

Support is put in place quickly for pupils who fall below the school's attendance target. Pupils behave well throughout the school. They are kind and polite to adults and each other.

The leader for pupils who have special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities ensures that pupils' needs are met. This enables these pupils to participate in learning effectively.

Information about this school

The school is part of the Collaborative Academies Trust.

The powers of governance lie with the trustees of the Collaborative Academies Trust. The trustees have appointed a committee known as the local governing body. The trustees delegate some of their powers to the local governing body, which is supported and developed by the Collaborative Academies Trust.

The proportion of pupils who are believed to speak English as an additional language is well above the national average. The proportion of pupils eligible for free school meals is well above the national average. The school meets the current government floor standards, which set the minimum requirements for pupils' progress and attainment in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6.