St Thomas More’s Catholic Primary School, Colchester

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St Thomas More’s Catholic Primary School, Colchester


Name St Thomas More’s Catholic Primary School, Colchester
Website http://www.stthomasmores.co.uk
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 15 May 2008
Address Priory Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 2QB
Phone Number 01206865722
Type Academy
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Catholic
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 209 (47% boys 53% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 18.2
Academy Sponsor The Rosary Trust - A Catholic Multi Academy
Local Authority Essex
Percentage Free School Meals 4.8%
Percentage English is Not First Language 27.8%
Persisitent Absence 2.7%
Pupils with SEN Support 6.2%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available Yes

Description of the school

This is an average sized primary school. It caters for pupils who are mainly from Catholic families across a relatively wide area around Colchester. Children’s attainment on entry to the Reception class is close to that expected for their age. The percentage of pupils eligible for a free school meal is well below that found nationally. The percentage of pupils from minority ethnic groups and the percentage who speak English as an additional language are broadly average. The percentage of pupils who have learning difficulties and/or disabilities is below average. The school has gained the following awards: Activemark, Artsmark, Basic Skills, Healthy Schools, Inclusion Mark and Investors in People. Key for inspection grades Grade 1 Outstanding Grade 2 Good Grade 3 Satisfactory Grade 4 Inadequate