|Name||Tilney St Lawrence Community Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||17 December 2013|
|Address||School Road, Tilney St Lawrence, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, PE34 4QZ|
|Religious Character||Does not apply|
|Number of Pupils||71 (56% boys 44% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||19.9|
|Percentage Free School Meals||29.6%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||0%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||10.8%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
This school is much smaller than average. It is part of a three-school federation. These schools share an executive headteacher who also leads another primary school and have a joint governing body. Most pupils are White British and no pupils speak English as an additional language. The proportion of pupils who are entitled to the pupil premium is above the national average. This is additional government funding for pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is broadly average. The proportion supported through school action plus or a statement of special educational needs is also broadly average. There are too few pupils in each year group to report on whether the school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The school provides a breakfast club each morning.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school. Children settle quickly into the Early Years Foundation Stage. They learn well, particularly in developing their social and communication skills, and make good progress. Achievement is good and pupils continue to make good progress through Key Stages 1 and 2. As a result of improvements in teaching, standards have risen over the past two years. Pupils make good progress in reading, writing and mathematics, including disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs. Teaching is good. The skilled questioning of class teachers and teaching assistants ensures that pupils are encouraged to think deeply and develop their understanding. Good relationships result in a positive atmosphere. Pupils feel safe in school and are proud of their school. Behaviour is good around school and in class. The executive headteacher provides strong leadership and management. With the very good support of senior leaders, managers and the governing body, this has brought about good improvement since the previous inspection. The curriculum provides pupils with a wide range of experiences. The variety of additional opportunities offered to pupils helps them to develop their spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding. It is not yet an outstanding school because : A small minority of teaching requires improvement and not enough is outstanding. On some occasions, more-able pupils are given tasks and activities that are too easy and result in them not making as much progress as they should. In lessons, teachers do not always spot when pupils’ learning could be moved on more quickly.