Tetney Primary School

Name Tetney Primary School
Website http://www.tetney.lincs.sch.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 07 November 2018
Address Humberston Road, Tetney, Grimsby, Lincolnshire, DN36 5NG
Phone Number 01472812074
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 79 (48% boys 52% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.4
Local Authority Lincolnshire
Percentage Free School Meals 12.7%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0%
Persisitent Absence 9%
Pupils with SEN Support 10.1%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

The school is smaller than the average-sized primary school. Pupils are taught in mixed-age classes. The majority of pupils are from White British backgrounds. The proportion of pupils eligible for the pupil premium is broadly in line with the national average. The proportion of pupils with SEND is higher than the national average.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The headteacher has provided strong leadership and a clear direction for the school. She is well supported by staff and governors who share her ethos of continuous improvement. Leaders have ensured that there is a consistent approach to teaching across the school. They have made regular checks and acted swiftly to rectify any weaknesses. The quality of teaching and learning is now good. Governors understand their roles and responsibilities. They provide effective challenge to leaders and evaluate with accuracy how well the school is doing. Communication with parents and carers has improved since the previous inspection and is now good. Parents appreciate the opportunity to speak with staff on the playground each day. Teachers provide pupils with opportunities to apply their knowledge and explain how they have worked something out. Teachers check pupils’ understanding and address any misconceptions. Pupils edit and improve their written work. They choose more interesting words and check their punctuation. However, they do not systematically check the accuracy of their spelling. Teachers use assessments to ensure that work is matched well to pupils’ abilities. However, there are occasions when the most able pupils are not challenged sufficiently. The curriculum is rich and varied. Pupils build on what they have learned before. They enjoy a wide variety of subjects and are keen to pursue their learning at home. The teaching of phonics has improved. Pupils learn to identify sounds and use these to decode words fluently. All pupils reach the required standard in the phonics screening check. Pupils’ additional needs are quickly identified. Disadvantaged pupils and those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) make strong progress from their individual starting points. Pupils behave well. They are responsible and care for the environment around them. They have pride in their appearance and in the school. Children in early years settle quickly. They become independent learners who enjoy exploring a well-planned curriculum. They are well prepared for the next stage in their learning.