Shiphay Learning Academy

Name Shiphay Learning Academy
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school, converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.
Inspection Date 31 October 2007
Address Exe Hill, Shiphay, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 7NF
Phone Number 01803613556
Type Academy
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 471 (51% boys 49% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 24.0
Academy Sponsor Riviera Education Trust
Local Authority Torbay
Percentage Free School Meals 12.7%
Percentage English is Not First Language 5.1%
Persisitent Absence 7.3%
Pupils with SEN Support 11.5%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Description of the school

This large school serves a mixture of local authority and private housing. Almost all pupils are of White British backgrounds and use English as their first language. The number of pupils who have learning difficulties is slightly above average. The Nursery has opened since the last inspection. There is an above average movement of pupils in and out of the school other than at the usual times of joining or leaving. There are more boys than girls, particularly in the Nursery. The school has recently achieved a number of national awards. It provides extended services from 7.45 to 18.00 for 51 weeks of the year. Key for inspection grades Grade 1 Outstanding Grade 2 Good Grade 3 Satisfactory Grade 4 Inadequate