Washingborough Academy

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About Washingborough Academy

Name Washingborough Academy
Website https://www.washac.org
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Dr Jason O'Rourke
Address School Lane, Washingborough, Lincoln, LN4 1BW
Phone Number 01522801355
Phase Academy
Type Academy converter
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 288
Local Authority Lincolnshire
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The headteacher and his team have an unwavering determination to provide the best education for all pupils in an environment that emanates care and warmth through nurturing relationships.

Leaders know their roles and responsibilities well. This enables them to plan, evaluate and prioritise school improvement effectively. The school's values are at the heart of its provision.

They are the driving force behind the vibrant curriculum. Pupils are respectful, tolerant and thoughtful as a result. The school's interesting and interactive curriculum is effective in supporting pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

Pup...ils thoroughly enjoy coming to school. They have very good attitudes to learning. They know what is expected of them.

Teachers and teaching assistants work very well together. Effective staff teams help pupils to make good progress in their lessons. Children make an excellent start to their school career in the early years.

Staff provide a range of interesting and vibrant learning opportunities that inspire children to learn. The school's commitment to providing healthy meals and ensuring that pupils understand the importance of healthy eating is highly effective. The school uses the pupil premium funding effectively to provide a range of additional learning opportunities so that disadvantaged pupils make good progress.

Pupils' behaviour is exemplary. They feel safe in school and well supported by adults. The majority of parents are happy with their child's academic progress.

They speak highly of the school's care and welfare arrangements. However, some parents feel that the work of the school is not communicated well enough. Not all parents share the school's vision.

Governors' knowledge and understanding of the school's assessment information is not as sharp as it could be. Teachers do not always provide consistently challenging activities in mathematics to develop pupils' problem-solving, reasoning and mental mathematics skills. The teaching of mathematics in key stage 1 does not consistently provide tasks that build effectively on pupils' mathematical skills and knowledge.

Information about this school

The school meets the requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. The school complies with Department for Education guidance on what academies should publish. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is below the national average.

The proportion of pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities is above the national average. The school runs its own breakfast and after-school clubs. The very large majority of pupils are White British.

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