Blackthorns Community Primary Academy

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3 Blackthorns Close
Lindfield
Haywards Heath
RH16 2UA
01444454866
Pupils
238
Ages
4 - 11
Gender
Mixed
Type
Academy - Converter mainstream
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.06
Ofsted Report
(19/9/18)
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70%
NATIONAL AVG. 65%
% pupils meeting the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics
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Blackthorns Community Primary Academy is an average-sized school for pupils aged 4 to 11. It opened in April 2015, when the predecessor school converted to be an academy. It is part of the University of Brighton Academies Trust. The board of trustees has overall responsibility for governance, but delegates some of these responsibilities to a local board. The school has a single-form intake, except for in Year 6 where there are two classes. It also incorporates an eight-place specialist resource base called The Alps, which is funded by the local authority. This base is specifically for pupils in key stage 2 who have an education, health and care plan for additional or speech and language needs. Sometimes these pupils arrive at the school during the latter part of key stage 2. There are currently three pupils placed in The Alps by the local authority. They do some of their learning in the specialist resource base and join their peers for other parts of their curriculum. The percentage of pupils who receive support for a special educational need is below Inspection report: Blackthorns Community Primary Academy, 18–19 September 2018 Page 9 of 12 the national average. In contrast, an above-average proportion of pupils have an education, health and care plan. A very small percentage of pupils are eligible for the pupil premium, compared with other schools nationally. Almost all these pupils either are currently or have previously been in care. Almost all pupils are of White British origin. Very few are believed to speak English as an additional language. The school was first inspected by Ofsted in March 2018, under section 8 of the Education Act. At this time, the school demonstrated strong practice and marked improvement in certain areas that may have indicated the school was improving towards becoming outstanding. The lead inspector therefore recommended that the school’s next inspection was carried out under section 5 of the Education Act.

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