Thrumpton Primary Academy

Name Thrumpton Primary Academy
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 20 May 2014
Address Thrumpton Close, Retford, DN22 7AQ
Phone Number 01777702092
Type Academy
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 237 (48% boys 52% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 18.1
Academy Sponsor Diverse Academies Trust
Local Authority Nottinghamshire
Percentage Free School Meals 15.6%
Percentage English is Not First Language 6.3%
Persisitent Absence 1.6%
Pupils with SEN Support 12.2%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Thrumpton Primary is an average-sized primary school. Only a small number of pupils in each year group are supported by the pupil premium. This is additional government funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals. The large majority of pupils are from White British backgrounds. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is average. The proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or through a statement of special educational need is below average. In 2013 the school did not meet the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for attainment and progress. A breakfast, pre-school, after school and holiday club operates on the school site. This is run by a separate provider and is subject to a different inspection.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Pupils achieve well. The progress they make has increased rapidly since the last inspection and attainment is rising quickly throughout the school. Pupils who benefit from extra government funding make good progress and their attainment is very similar to that of other pupils. The headteacher’s strong leadership and drive for improvement has been very successful. She is supported well by other school leaders and governors. Governors are well informed and contribute effectively to school improvement. Pupils feel safe and well cared for at school. Their attendance is above average. Pupils enjoy each others company and work well together. They behave well and are keen to learn. Teaching is good with some that is outstanding. Teachers have high expectations of what pupils can achieve. The activities they plan provide enough challenge for pupils of different abilities to enable them to learn well in lessons and over time. Staff morale is high and there is a strong team feeling within the school. By working together they have secured significant school improvement. Parents are supportive of the school and appreciate the pastoral and academic support the school provides for their children. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Through their marking teachers do not consistently give pupils clear information about what they have done well and what they need to improve. Teachers do not systematically check that pupils have responded to the feedback they receive through marking. Opportunities for pupils to use and apply their reading, writing and mathematics skills in other subjects are limited.