This is an outstanding school The headteacher and other leaders are relentless in their pursuit of excellence. Leadership, including governance, is outstanding at all levels.
The quality of teaching is outstanding and teachers have excellent subject knowledge. Curriculum design is a key strength of the school. It demonstrates leaders' intention to raise attainment through curriculum innovation.
The provision for children in the early years is outstanding. All pupils make strong progress from their on-entry starting points. Pupils' attainment at the end of key stage 1 is above the national averages in reading, writing and mathematics.
Pupils' attainmen...t in key stage 2 for reading, writing and mathematics is well above the national averages. The proportion of pupils attaining the greater-depth standard in reading, writing and mathematics is exceptional. Disadvantaged pupils and pupils who have special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities make strong progress from their starting points.
This is also true of pupils who speak English as an additional language. The behaviour of pupils is outstanding. Pupils display deep respect for and sensitivity towards each other.
Pupils have a strong sense of pride about being part of this learning community. Equality, diversity and difference are celebrated as key strengths. Pupils are prepared extremely well for life in modern Britain.
Parents and carers are lavish with praise for the school and report that children are happy and well cared for. In spite of leaders' best efforts, pupils' rates of attendance remain below national averages and too many pupils are persistently absent.
Information about this school
Torriano Primary School opened in September 2015, following the amalgamation of the infant and junior schools.
The school is larger than the average-sized primary school, and the proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is higher than the national average. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals is well above the national average. The school has a language resource base for 14 pupils who are identified as having developmental language delay.