Thrybergh Fullerton Church of England Primary School

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Thrybergh Fullerton Church of England Primary School

Name Thrybergh Fullerton Church of England Primary School
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 28 June 2012
Address Church View, Thrybergh, Thrybergh Fullerton C E Primary Academy, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S65 4BL
Phone Number 01709850572
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 174 (54% boys 46% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 14.6
Academy Sponsor The Diocese Of Sheffield Academies Trust
Local Authority Rotherham
Percentage Free School Meals 18.2%
Percentage English is Not First Language 4%
Persisitent Absence 8.8%
Pupils with SEN Support 18.4%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about the school

This school is smaller than the average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals is smaller than average. Almost all pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils supported by School Action Plus or with a statement of special educational needs is almost double the average. The school meets the current floor standard which sets the minimum standards expected by the government for attainment and progress. The school has achieved the Activemark, the Warwick award for Enterprise and also has Healthy School status. The school is part of the Teaching School Alliance for Rotherham. The school has recently established a formal collaboration with Dalton Trinity Croft Church of England Primary School. The headteacher of Thrybergh Fullerton is the executive headteacher for both schools. Each school has a separate head of school and governing body. Both provide representation on a collaborative governing body committee. There have been significant periods of legitimate absence for almost half the teaching staff in the last 12 months. Inspection grades: 1 is outstanding, 2 is good, 3 is satisfactory and 4 is inadequate Please turn to the glossary for a description of the grades and inspection terms

Key Findings

This is an outstanding school. Leaders, teaching staff and the governing body maintain the highest aspirations for pupils. Expectations have remained high over many years in a relentless drive for continuous improvement. As a result, the school, its staff and its pupils are held in the strongest regard by parents, carers, and the local community. All groups of pupils, including disabled children and those with special educational needs, learn and achieve outstandingly well overall in English and mathematics. Although rising, the proportion of pupils reaching the higher levels in writing is still too small. Pupils mature well and are very well-equipped for the next stage of their education. Children in the Early Years Foundation Stage make excellent progress. Outstanding teaching enthuses pupils. Meticulous planning by staff ensures that pupils are challenged daily through experiences that are highly relevant to their individual needs. Senior staff lead and monitor teaching and learning assiduously and set the highest standards for all. Afternoon nurture arrangements in a small group for pupils whose circumstances make them most vulnerable are first class. Behaviour and safety are outstanding. Pupils respond very well to the trust and challenge set by adults. They carefully follow the rules. Attitudes to learning are excellent. Pupils collaborate effortlessly and thoroughly enjoy school. Relationships are high quality and mutual respect abounds. Pupils are fully aware of how to stay safe. Leaders and managers set the highest standards for quality and performance for pupils and staff. Senior leaders and the governing body manage performance to a high level and with quiet determination they inspire complete loyalty and impressive team work. The outstandingly rich curriculum promotes pupils’ excellent spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Parents and carers typically refer to Thrybergh Fullerton as ‘A gem of a school. As parents we couldn’t be happier.’