North Somercotes CofE Primary School

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About North Somercotes CofE Primary School

Name North Somercotes CofE Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Head Teacher Mr Paul Floyd
Address Warren Road, North Somercotes, Louth, LN11 7QB
Phone Number 01507358221
Phase Primary
Type Foundation school
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 189
Local Authority Lincolnshire
Highlights from Latest Inspection

What is it like to attend this school?

The pupils at North Somercotes thrive at this friendly and welcoming school. The school has worked hard to develop the curriculum, ensuring all pupils learn well.

Pupils are proud of their school. One pupil, reflecting the views of many, said, 'Our school is unique and inclusive.' Everyone in school has the chance to 'make their light shine'.

Pupils are responsible and caring. They understand the school's way of managing behaviour. Mutual respect between staff and pupils is evident.

Pupils are attentive in lessons, and they stop to listen straight away to adults. Staff prioritise the well-being of pupils, who feel safe in school as a result.Lots of pupils tak...e advantage of the wealth of clubs on offer, such as fencing and Spanish.

These are available to all. Some pupils take up the opportunity to learn to play musical instruments, and many enjoy the chance to sing in the choir.Everyone celebrates pupils' achievements.

Pupils who are good role models to others become 'values champions'. Great work is shared in 'shining star assemblies'.Pupils feel that what they do is valued and rewarded.

They are very keen to earn a golden token to use in the book vending machine.Parents are supportive of the school. One parent said, 'I could not wish for a better school for my children.'

This echoed the views of many.

What does the school do well and what does it need to do better?

In every subject, there is an ambitious and well-organised curriculum in place for all pupils from early years to Year 6. Pupils build on what they learned before.

For example, in computing, pupils built on what they knew about spreadsheets when they learned more about inputting formula into cells.Staff work well together to share their expertise. They value the training that they have had.

Some parts of the curriculum are newer than others. In a few subjects, there are some gaps in what pupils know as they learn this more challenging curriculum. The checks that the school makes of what pupils recall are not as rigorous in some subjects as in others.

Children in early years get off to a good start in school. They settle well into familiar routines and quickly learn how they are expected to behave. Children are attentive, curious and love their learning.

Phonics teaching starts straight away when children start the school. Staff model the sounds carefully. Children who find this difficult get help quickly, which supports them to catch up.

Pupils enjoy reading across the curriculum There is a wide range of books for them to choose from, and pupils can readily name favourite authors and stories that have inspired them. Class story time is a popular occasion. Pupils readily recall the books that teachers have shared with them.

Staff know what help pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) need. They ensure that this help is put in place so that pupils with SEND can learn alongside their peers and build their knowledge. Staff check that pupils with SEND are fully included in all parts of school life, such as the broad range of extra-curricular activities.

Pupils enjoy coming to school. They know they need to come to school every day that they can. When attendance is an issue because, for example, of having to use a bus to get to school, the school works with families to secure improvement.

Relationships between parents and carers are strong, and attendance is improving as a result.The school prioritises pupils' personal development. Pupils know how to keep safe and eat healthily.

There are several opportunities for pupils to take part in residential visits. Pupils learn more about the world around them through visits to places of worship, a wildlife park and the local coastal area. They can explain about some of the key beliefs of a range of religions found in the United Kingdom.

The school has been well supported by a knowledgeable and dedicated governing body. Governors work with staff to make sure that every pupil achieves as well as they can.


The arrangements for safeguarding are effective.

What does the school need to do to improve?

(Information for the school and appropriate authority)

• In some subjects, checks on how well pupils are retaining key knowledge over time are not as well developed as others. This means that the school does not have a sufficiently accurate picture of how securely pupils are learning the curriculum. The school needs to adapt and strengthen assessment processes in these subjects to identify gaps in pupils' learning and plan future curriculum adaptations to ensure pupils learn well across the full range of subjects.

• In a few subjects, the curriculum is at an earlier stage of implementation. Checks have not yet taken place to establish what is working well and what might need to be improved further. The school needs to continue to evaluate how well these newer curriculums are being implemented.

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