The Donington Cowley Endowed Primary School

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About The Donington Cowley Endowed Primary School

Name The Donington Cowley Endowed Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mrs Sophie Foston
Address Towndam Lane, Donington, Spalding, PE11 4TR
Phone Number 01775820467
Phase Primary
Type Voluntary controlled school
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 261
Local Authority Lincolnshire
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Leaders responded quickly and decisively to the recommendations from the last inspection.

Their actions have resulted in significant improvements to the quality of teaching and pupil outcomes. Middle leaders are effective in their roles as a result of the training and support provided for them. Leaders at all levels have strong capacity to ensure sustained improvement.

Teachers have strong subject knowledge and consistently high expectations of pupils. Pupils' attitudes to learning are strong and these are reflected in the high quality of work in their books across a range of subjects. Safeguarding is effective.

Pupils state that... instances of bullying are rare and that they value the kindness and support of staff if they have any worries or concerns. Pupils' behaviour in lessons and their conduct around school are consistently good. Rates of progress and standards of attainment in reading, writing and mathematics in key stages 1 and 2 are at least in line with national averages and improving over time.

Occasionally, teachers do not set work that is well matched to pupils' abilities. This puts a limit on their potential. Leadership and teaching in the early years are strong.

Children make good progress from their starting points and are well prepared for Year 1. However, children's awareness and understanding of diversity is not as advanced as other aspects of their learning and development. Leaders' work to review and revise the curriculum has not yet been completed.

There is more work to do to ensure that their chosen approach is consistently implemented throughout the school. Attendance has been below average for the last three years. Rates of persistent absence are above average and increasing, especially for disadvantaged pupils.

Information about this school

The Donington Cowley Endowed Primary School is smaller than the average-sized primary school. The school is a Voluntary Controlled primary school. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is in line with the national average.

The proportion of pupils with SEND is in line with the national average. A larger-than-average proportion of pupils is of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is well below the national average.

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