Thomas Willingale Primary School and Nursery

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Thomas Willingale Primary School and Nursery

Name Thomas Willingale Primary School and Nursery
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address The Broadway, Loughton, IG10 3SR
Phone Number 02085087287
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 483 (48% boys 52% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.4
Local Authority Essex
Percentage Free School Meals 23.3%
Percentage English is Not First Language 16%
Persisitent Absence 11%
Pupils with SEN Support 10.9%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Information Available No
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Information about this school

The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. The school is larger than an average-sized primary school. The majority of pupils are White British. The proportion of pupils supported by pupil premium funding is average. The overall proportion of pupils who receive support for their SEN and/or disabilities is below average. In 2016, the school met the government’s floor standards, which are the minimum expectations of pupils’ attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Thomas Willingale Primary School and Nursery provides pupils with a good education which prepares them well for secondary school. The head teacher and her leadership team, including governors, are ambitious for the success of every pupil at the school. The vision for pupils’ academic and social success is shared by all staff. The quality of teaching, learning and assessment throughout the school is strong. Consequently, pupils, including disadvantaged pupils, make good progress. Leaders and staff provide tailored support which meets the needs of pupils who have special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities. Consequently, these pupils make good progress across the curriculum. Reading for pleasure is a strength of the school. Many pupils enjoy reading. All pupils listen to and read high-quality texts regularly. Pupils behave very well both within class and around the school. Pupils enjoy learning and there is a harmonious learning environment in all classes. Pupils blossom at the school. Leaders and staff ensure that all pupils are kept safe. Pupils also learn how to keep themselves safe when on the internet. Pupils develop strong skills, knowledge and understanding through a rich and balanced curriculum. Pupils study a wide range of subjects. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding of their community and the world beyond is developed well. Pupils understand the importance of British values. Children in Nursery and Reception develop strong skills, including early reading and writing skills. As a result, many children are well prepared for the demands of Year 1. Pupils, including disadvantaged pupils, do not make the same progress in reading as they do in writing and mathematics. Teachers do not provide guidance for writing in all areas of the curriculum to ensure that pupils make accelerated progress. Pupils do not apply the skills they learn across the curriculum independently.