Tibberton Church of England Primary School


Name Tibberton Church of England Primary School
Website http://www.tibbertonschool.org.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 14 March 2013
Address Off Maslan Crescent, Tibberton, Newport, Shropshire, TF10 8NN
Phone Number 01952387790
Type Primary
Age Range 5-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 153 (45% boys 55% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 23.9
Local Authority Telford and Wrekin
Percentage Free School Meals 3.3%
Percentage English is Not First Language 2.6%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

The school is smaller than most other primary schools. The proportion of pupils for whom the school receives the pupil premium, government funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, is below the national average. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic groups in below average. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs who are supported at school action, school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is below the national average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. The exceptional drive, enthusiasm and vision of the headteacher, well supported by senior staff and an outstanding governing body, have transformed the school from a good school with high standards into an outstanding one. Leaders, staff, pupils and parents are, rightly, proud of their school. Teaching and learning are outstanding across the school. Teachers know their pupils particularly well and use this information very effectively to ensure that pupils’ individual needs are fully met. They demonstrate excellent subject knowledge and promote learning exceptionally well and consistently. Standards at the end of Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 are considerably above those usually found in reading, writing and mathematics. Children make good progress in the Reception class, although resources for the outdoor area are limited. From an early age, pupils enjoy coming to school and this is reflected in their consistently high attendance rates. Teachers and teaching assistants work extremely well together. High quality marking celebrates pupils’ achievements and ensures that all pupils know what they need to do next to improve. Staff are supportive and caring. With governing body members, volunteers and visitors to the school they create an exceptional place for learning. This inspires pupils to thrive in all aspects of their academic achievement and personal development. Pupils’ behaviour is exemplary. They have very positive attitudes to learning and support each other well. They feel very safe in school. Support for disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is excellent and they make outstanding progress as a result. School leaders and managers, including the governing body, know exactly what needs to be done to sustain high standards. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is outstanding. They develop into confident, articulate and reflective individuals who are extremely well prepared for the next stage of their education.