Thames Valley School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary & Secondary
Special school
PUPILS
48
AGES
4 - 16
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Free schools special

How Does The School Perform?

4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(7/12/21)
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90%
NATIONAL AVG. 93%
Happiness Rating

Ofsted Parent View

3.7:1
NATIONAL AVG. 20.7:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
33.3%
NATIONAL AVG. 8.2%
Persistent Absence
2.1%
NATIONAL AVG. 20.9%
Pupils first language
not English
35.4%
NATIONAL AVG. 20.8%
Free school meals
2 Conwy Close
Tilehurst
Reading
RG30 4BZ
01189424750

School Description

Dedicated and patient staff welcome and help pupils to flourish at Thames Valley School. For some pupils, it is the first time that they have felt comfortable in school and able to learn. Pupils trust adults to look after them and most feel safe and secure. However, the school has been through a very difficult time. Changes to leadership and staffing have unsettled pupils and staff. Expectations of pupils declined while leaders coped with change and staff absence. Fortunately, the current principal and her team have stabilised the school. Pupils’ welfare is at the heart of their work. Leaders are raising aspirations, improving what is taught and helping staff to support pupils more successfully. However, the school’s curriculum is not being consistently implemented. Occasionally, challenging behaviour interrupts learning and causes anxiety for staff and pupils. Pupils and staff genuinely respect each other and celebrate diversity. Some pupils felt bullied and isolated in their previous schools. At this school, they are accepted and their autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is understood well. Leaders work effectively to identify whether friendship issues are confused with deliberate bullying behaviour. Nearly all pupils are confident that bullying is dealt with well.

Thames Valley School Parent Reviews



84% Parents Recommend This School
Strongly Agree 55% Agree 35% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 10% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>55, "agree"=>35, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>10, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 31 responses up to 05-11-2019
Strongly Agree 42% Agree 45% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 10% Don't Know 3% {"strongly_agree"=>42, "agree"=>45, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>10, "dont_know"=>3} Figures based on 31 responses up to 05-11-2019
Strongly Agree 26% Agree 48% Disagree 10% Strongly Disagree 13% Don't Know 3% {"strongly_agree"=>26, "agree"=>48, "disagree"=>10, "strongly_disagree"=>13, "dont_know"=>3} Figures based on 31 responses up to 05-11-2019
My Child Has Not Been Bullied 42% Strongly Agree 10% Agree 23% Disagree 13% Strongly Disagree 6% Don't Know 6% {"my_child_has_not_been_bullied"=>42, "strongly_agree"=>10, "agree"=>23, "disagree"=>13, "strongly_disagree"=>6, "dont_know"=>6} Figures based on 31 responses up to 05-11-2019
Strongly Agree 13% Agree 42% Disagree 32% Strongly Disagree 10% Don't Know 3% {"strongly_agree"=>13, "agree"=>42, "disagree"=>32, "strongly_disagree"=>10, "dont_know"=>3} Figures based on 31 responses up to 05-11-2019
I Have Not Raised Any Concerns 6% Strongly Agree 48% Agree 32% Disagree 6% Strongly Disagree 6% Don't Know 0% {"i_have_not_raised_any_concerns"=>6, "strongly_agree"=>48, "agree"=>32, "disagree"=>6, "strongly_disagree"=>6, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 31 responses up to 05-11-2019
Strongly Agree 58% Agree 29% Disagree 6% Strongly Disagree 6% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>58, "agree"=>29, "disagree"=>6, "strongly_disagree"=>6, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 31 responses up to 05-11-2019
Strongly Agree 32% Agree 48% Disagree 13% Strongly Disagree 6% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>32, "agree"=>48, "disagree"=>13, "strongly_disagree"=>6, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 31 responses up to 05-11-2019
Strongly Agree 42% Agree 39% Disagree 6% Strongly Disagree 6% Don't Know 6% {"strongly_agree"=>42, "agree"=>39, "disagree"=>6, "strongly_disagree"=>6, "dont_know"=>6} Figures based on 31 responses up to 05-11-2019
Strongly Agree 42% Agree 42% Disagree 10% Strongly Disagree 6% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>42, "agree"=>42, "disagree"=>10, "strongly_disagree"=>6, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 31 responses up to 05-11-2019
Strongly Agree 29% Agree 45% Disagree 16% Strongly Disagree 6% Don't Know 3% {"strongly_agree"=>29, "agree"=>45, "disagree"=>16, "strongly_disagree"=>6, "dont_know"=>3} Figures based on 31 responses up to 05-11-2019
Strongly Agree 32% Agree 42% Disagree 6% Strongly Disagree 6% Don't Know 13% {"strongly_agree"=>32, "agree"=>42, "disagree"=>6, "strongly_disagree"=>6, "dont_know"=>13} Figures based on 31 responses up to 05-11-2019
Strongly Agree 45% Agree 35% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 6% Don't Know 13% {"strongly_agree"=>45, "agree"=>35, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>6, "dont_know"=>13} Figures based on 31 responses up to 05-11-2019
Yes 84% No 16% {"yes"=>84, "no"=>16} Figures based on 31 responses up to 05-11-2019

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