Tilney St Lawrence Community Primary School

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Tilney St Lawrence Community Primary School

Name Tilney St Lawrence Community Primary School
Website http://www.windmillfederation.org.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 17 December 2013
Address School Road, Tilney St Lawrence, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, PE34 4QZ
Phone Number 01945880405
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 71 (56% boys 44% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 19.9
Local Authority Norfolk
Percentage Free School Meals 29.6%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0%
Persisitent Absence 9%
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.