Thorne King Edward Primary School

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About Thorne King Edward Primary School

Name Thorne King Edward Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mr M J Petch
Address King Edward Road, Thorne, Doncaster, DN8 4BY
Phone Number 01405813522
Phase Primary
Type Community school
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 395
Local Authority Doncaster
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. All aspects of this school are highly impressive. Pupils thrive in this high performing but very caring school, which is a first class example of its kind.

Achievement has been rising rapidly for several years. Standards are high by the time pupils reach the end of Year 6 and pupils have made outstanding progress. While pupils have made overall outstanding progress at the end of Key Stage 1, the school is working to make sure pupils' spelling, punctuation and grammar are even better by the end of Year 1.

Teaching is outstanding and much is inspirational. Teachers skilfully question, challenge and inspire pupils so they are able t...o do their very best. Pupils' behaviour is outstanding.

They show good manners and are considerate towards each other and to adults. They feel extremely safe from any threats of bullying. The targets set for pupils are very challenging.

Any pupils who struggle to meet them quickly receive the support they need to catch up. The headteacher has improved the school at an impressive pace. He has relentlessly driven up achievement and developed the skills of his senior team so they make an excellent contribution to improving teaching across the school.

An outstanding curriculum ensures pupils develop skills and abilities that makes sure they are very well prepared for the next stage of their education. Staff morale is high. Teachers and teaching assistants are justifiably proud to be part of this inspirational school.

They constantly strive to improve their teaching and generously share ideas with each other. The governing body challenges and supports the school extremely well. All its members have detailed knowledge of pupils' achievement as a result of the excellent information they receive from senior leaders.

Information about this school

This is larger than the average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils with special educational needs and supported through school action is below average. The proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is below average.

An above-average proportion of pupils is eligible for the pupil premium, which provides additional funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, children from service families and those children who are looked after. Most pupils are of White British heritage. In 2012, the school met the government's current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress by the end of Year 6 in English and mathematics.

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