Two Rivers Primary School


Name Two Rivers Primary School
Website http://www.tworiversschool.net
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
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Address Quince, Tamworth, B77 4EN
Phone Number 01827426123
Type Academy (special)
Age Range 2-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 126 (75.4% boys 24.6% girls)
Academy Sponsor Endeavour Multi Academy Trust
Local Authority Staffordshire
Percentage Free School Meals 37.3%
Percentage English is Not First Language 3.4%
Persistent Absence 8.5%
Pupils with SEN Support 1.7%
Catchment Area Indicator Available No
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (29 January 2014)
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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.

Information about this school

Two Rivers Primary School is a hard federation of a primary and secondary special school. It shares the same governing body and headteacher. The schools are located on separate sites. The new headteacher took up his post in September 2012. All pupils have a statement of special educational needs. The range of learning needs incorporates severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties and those with autism. Since the previous inspection, there has been an increase in the numbers of pupils with profound and complex learning difficulties. The proportion of students for whom the school receives pupil premium funding (additional funding allocated by the government for certain groups of pupils, in this case, those who are known to be eligible for free school meals and who are looked after by the local authority) is above average.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. Two Rivers Primary school is an outstandingly effective school. It has sustained its previous high quality and is constantly looking to make further improvements. Pupils make outstanding academic and personal progress. The school makes every effort to provide targeted support, particularly through the wide range of therapies it offers, to help pupils achieve as best they can. Pupils’ work is well presented from children’s learning journeys in the Early Years Foundation Stage to older pupils’ written workbooks. The school’s leaders, managers and governors have focused on ensuring teaching meets the wide range of pupils’ needs exceptionally well and that their achievement is outstanding. Pupils’ behaviour and safety are outstanding. Pupils enjoy school and feel safe. One pupil commented, ‘I like all the work at school’. Despite some limitations of the accommodation, due to both the increasing numbers and needs of pupils, it is a bright, welcoming and warm learning environment, where pupils prosper. The relatively new headteacher has not been complacent and has sought to build on the existing work of the school in a thoughtful and reflective way. Further improvements to the curriculum, accommodation and classes have made them more suited to all pupils’ needs. Some school assessment information is not yet simplified enough to make it easily understandable and entirely useful. Teaching is energetic. Staff work well together as a team and meet the needs of pupils very effectively. On occasions, signing is not used enough in lessons. Parents and staff hold the school in high regard.