Thornhill Primary School

Name Thornhill Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 24 June 2008
Address Thornhill Gardens, Shildon, County Durham, DL4 1ES
Phone Number 01388772906
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 207 (45% boys 55% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 19.1
Local Authority County Durham
Percentage Free School Meals 25.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 1.9%
Persisitent Absence 8.7%
Pupils with SEN Support 5.2%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Description of the school

The school is average in size and is set in an area of mixed housing with some pockets of social disadvantage. The proportion of pupils who claim a free school meal is above average. The percentage of pupils who have learning difficulties and/or disabilities is above average. The very few pupils who come from minority ethnic backgrounds speak English. A minority of pupils come from Gypsy, Roma and Traveller families. The school has significantly more boys than girls. Key for inspection grades Grade 1 Outstanding Grade 2 Good Grade 3 Satisfactory Grade 4 Inadequate