Our Lady of Lincoln Catholic Primary School A Voluntary Academy

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Our Lady of Lincoln Catholic Primary School A Voluntary Academy


Name Our Lady of Lincoln Catholic Primary School A Voluntary Academy
Website http://www.ourladylincoln.lincs.sch.uk
Inspections
Ofsted Inspections
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.
Address Laughton Way, Lincoln, LN2 2HE
Phone Number 01522527500
Type Academy
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Roman Catholic
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 204 (50.5% boys 49.5% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.4
Academy Sponsor St Therese Of Lisieux Catholic Multi Academy Trust
Local Authority Lincolnshire
Percentage Free School Meals 31.4%
Percentage English is Not First Language 10.3%
Persistent Absence 13.4%
Pupils with SEN Support 17.2%%
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 good school.

Pupils achieve well and make good progress in English and mathematics. Attainment is rising throughout the school. Since the previous inspection, the quality of teaching has improved.

It is now good. A significant proportion of teaching in the Reception class, and in Years 1, 2 and 6, is outstanding. The headteacher and governors are driving improvements to teaching and achievement relentlessly.

Subject leaders are now following their example. The school is well placed to improve further. The school makes good provision for pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

Pupils wear their school uniforms with... pride. They behave well, are consistently polite, and always treat each other and visitors with respect. Relationships between pupils and adults are excellent.

Pupils feel safe in school. They say there is no bullying, and that they enjoy being in school. This is reflected in their improving attendance, which is now broadly average Outstanding provision in Reception leads to excellent progress in this class.

It is not yet an outstanding school because : Although teaching is good overall, some requires improvement. There is occasional low-level inattention, usually in lessons when teachers do not actively involve pupils and they have to sit passively for too long. At times, tasks are too easy or too hard for some pupils, and this is not always addressed as quickly as it could be.

Subject leaders do not check often enough on the quality of learning taking place in those areas for which they hold responsibility. There are some inconsistencies in pupils' handwriting and the quality of presentation of work.

Information about this school

This is smaller than the average-sized primary school but the number of pupils on roll is rising.

All classes except Year 4 (with 29) and the current small Year 6 have 30 pupils. The proportion of pupils for whom the school receives the pupil premium (additional government funding for particular groups, including those known to be eligible for free school meals) is broadly average. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds is broadly average.

The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is broadly average. The proportions of pupils supported at school action, and at school action plus, or by a statement of special educational needs, are all broadly average. More pupils than is usual enter or leave the school at times other than those normally expected.

The school meets the government's current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress in English and mathematics. All pupils are educated on site. The school does not use alternative provision to support any of its pupils.