Thornton Primary School

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Thornton Road
Ward End
Birmingham
B8 2LQ
01213270824
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Pupils
657
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Ages
6 - 11
Gender
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Mixed
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Type
Community school
Mr ofsted
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.04
Ofsted Report
(17/10/17)
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59%
NATIONAL AVG. 64%
% pupils meeting the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics
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The school does not meet requirements on the publication of information about the curriculum content of mathematics; music; religious education; personal, social, health and economic education; the reasons for the approaches chosen to support disadvantaged pupils; equality objectives and governors’ responsibilities on its website. The school meets the Department for Education’s definition of a coasting school based on Key Stage 2 academic performance results in 2014, 2015 and 2016. There has been a high turnover of teaching staff since the previous inspection. This is a very large school. The school does not have a Reception class. There is one Year 1 class and one Year 2 class. At the start of Year 3 the school takes an additional four classes from a local infant school so that in key stage 2 there are five classes in each year group. The school is currently being restructured to become a junior school only with four classes in each year. The percentage of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs Inspection report: Thornton Primary School, 17–18 October 2017 Page 9 of 12 and/or disabilities is just above that of most schools. The proportion of pupils who are disadvantaged and who receive support from the pupil premium is well above average. Most of the pupils are of Pakistani heritage. Other pupils come from a range of backgrounds. Most pupils speak English as an additional language, although a small number are in the early stages of learning to speak English. The school runs a breakfast club and a number of after-school clubs.

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