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Ofsted Report 2008

Summary

 

This is an outstanding school. It is popular, over-subscribed and highly regarded by the community it serves. One parent, summing up the overwhelmingly positive views of many, commented ‘I cannot praise the school enough. It has high standards and my children say learning is fun’.

 

Pupils achieve exceptionally well. Over recent years, the results of national tests reveal a picture of rising standards and pupils who make excellent progress.

 

Teachers are also exceedingly good at challenging those pupils who learn quickly. Consequently, at the end of Year 2, standards in reading, writing and mathematics are above average. Standards, by the end of Year 6, in English, mathematics and science are consistently well above average, and exceptionally high in some years.

 

The outstanding leadership of the headteacher, who provides the school with a very clear sense of direction and purpose and has brought together a hard working and extremely effective team of staff, underpin the school’s success.

 

Behaviour in lessons and around the school is exemplary. Pupils flourish both academically and socially. Teaching and learning are outstanding and the school provides a base for training teachers who are new to the profession.  Leadership and management, including the work of governors, are outstanding.

 

The school has addressed the issues identified at the time of the last inspection very successfully, to the extent that the use of information and communication technology (ICT) to enhance pupils’ learning in all subjects is outstanding. The school is not in any way complacent about the quality of education it provides. Given the pattern of improving standards and the impact of the work of the headteacher and senior managers, the school’s capacity for continued improvement is outstanding.


Children in the Reception class make outstanding progress in all areas of their learning.

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Our school converted to an academy on 1st June 2012

 

Our most recent Ofsted inspection report was generated prior to conversion and is no longer available on the Ofsted website. The full report can be viewed in PDF format below.

Ofsted Report 2008
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St Thomas More's: KS2 Results 2016 


School



Local authority average



England average


 Percentage of pupils meeting the expected standard in reading, writing and maths



87%


56%


53%


 Percentage of pupils achieving at a higher standard in reading, writing and maths



23%


7%


5%


 Average score in reading



110


103


103


 Average score in maths



107


103


103

 

  Progress in Reading, Writing

  and Maths


 

Reading

 

 

Writing

 

 

Maths

 

 

  School Progress Score

 

 

+4.3

 

+2

 

+1

 

  Confidence Interval

 

 

+2.1 to +6.5

 

-0.3 to +4.3

 

-0.9 to +2.9

 

  Local Authority Average (Essex)

 

 

-0.1

 

+0.5

 

+0.1

 

  National Average

 

 

0

 

0

 

0

End of KS2 Outcomes

To see details of the school's performance measures in full on the GOV.UK website please click here 

 

SATS Recognition for Reading 

 

We were delighted to receive a letter from Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP (Minister of State for School Standards) congratulating us on the high standard we achieved in reading in the 2016 Key Stage 2 Assessments. We have been ranked in the top 1% of primary schools in England for our achievement in reading. 


This is wonderful for us as a school and also for you, our Parents and Grandparents.  Thank you for your continued support and the encouragement you give to the children at home. We can teach them the skills in school, but they need to practise using them. Children who read to their parents regularly make excellent progress.

Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP
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The Diocese of Brentwood carries out regular inspections to look at the quality of the religious character of its schools.  The full report of our most recent inspection can be read below, in which we were assessed as 

"an outstanding Catholic school".

St Thomas More's Catholic Primary School Diocese of Brentwood Inspection Report (October 2015)

"Pupils behave very well, work hard and thrive within a strong Christian community where they feel loved, well supported and safe."


"Staff are excellent role models for the pupils."


"The leadership of the school’s Catholic life is outstanding. The head teacher has a clear vision for the school which is shared and owned by all members of the school community."


"The school is highly regarded by its parent body." 

 

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