Stainforth Kirton Lane Primary School

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About Stainforth Kirton Lane Primary School

Name Stainforth Kirton Lane Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mr Tom Foster
Address Thorne Road, Stainforth, Doncaster, DN7 5BG
Phone Number 01302842092
Phase Primary
Type Community school
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 225
Local Authority Doncaster
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Leaders have used the latest research to make essential improvements to the curriculum and to teaching. This is now having a good impact on pupils' progress. Reading is at the heart of the curriculum.

There is a culture of reading across the school from Nursery to Year 6. This has resulted in pupils having a wide vocabulary and a love for literature of different kinds. The curriculum provides ample opportunities for pupils to immerse themselves in music, art and physical education (PE).

A range of trips and visits also enhances pupils' experiences. Governors are knowledgeable, providing a good balance of challenge and support to school le...aders. Teachers are dedicated and enthusiastic.

They challenge pupils well, have good subject knowledge and are eager to improve their own skills at every opportunity. Pupils behave well, both in class and at breaktimes. They concentrate in class and are eager to make a positive contribution to lessons.

Attendance is below average and the proportion of pupils who are persistently absent is above average. Pupils feel safe and secure. Bullying is rare and pupils' welfare is afforded top priority by school leaders.

Outcomes have improved considerably. Pupils now make far faster progress than in previous years. The curriculum now prepares pupils well for the next steps in their education.

Pupils' handwriting is sometimes not as good as it could be. In mathematics, in some classes, pupils do not have sufficient opportunities to solve problems. Children make good progress in the early years.

Teaching is strong, although a few of the most able children do not achieve as highly as they could.

Information about this school

This school is smaller than the average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils eligible for the pupil premium is above the national average.

The majority of pupils are of White British heritage. A growing proportion of pupils are from Roma/Traveller heritage. The proportion of pupils with SEND is above the national average.

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