Tealby School

Name Tealby School
Website http://www.tealby.lincs.sch.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 27 March 2014
Address Front Street, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, LN8 3XU
Phone Number 01673838330
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 86 (41% boys 59% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 16.5
Local Authority Lincolnshire
Percentage Free School Meals 3.5%
Percentage English is Not First Language 2.3%
Persisitent Absence 10.7%
Pupils with SEN Support 32.6%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Tealby is much smaller than the average-sized primary school. A much higher proportion of pupils than average join the school during the school year. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is well below the national average and the proportions of pupils supported at school action plus, or with a statement of special educational needs are close to the national average. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium, which is additional government funding provided for looked after children, those known to be eligible for free school meals and pupils with a parent in the armed forces, is well below the national average. There were too few pupils in Year 6 in 2013 to compare the school’s performance with the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. Pupils’ achievement is outstanding. They start school with skills in line with expectations for their age and make exceptionally good progress to reach well above average standards by the end of Year 6. Children in the Early Years Foundation Stage receive very effective help and soon gain confidence so that they develop a love and enjoyment for learning. Teaching is outstanding and brings out the best in each pupil. Teachers have high expectations and pupils rise to meet them, readily tackling demanding activities and challenging questions. Pupils from different groups, including disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs and those who receive additional funding, make excellent progress because their needs are quickly understood and skilled support is put in place. Pupils’ behaviour, attitudes to learning and respect for each other are outstanding. The school gives pupils rich and stimulating learning experiences, and the innovative range of topics and themes is driven by their own interests. This helps to motivate pupils and contributes strongly to their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Leadership is outstanding. School leaders are highly committed to continually improving the school, and are powerful role models for staff and pupils. Staff support for the headteacher has driven up standards and improved the quality of teaching across the school. The school has not yet put into practice its plan to make sure all teachers develop leadership skills. The governing body plays an important and successful role in supporting and challenging the school, to help drive improvements.