Thurton Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

4 - 11
Voluntary controlled school

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This pupil heat map shows where pupils currently attending the school live.
The concentration of pupils shows likelihood of admission based on distance criteria

Source: All attending pupils National School Census Data 2021, ONS
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This School Guide heat map has been plotted using official pupil data taken from the last School Census collected by the Department for Education. It is a visualisation of where pupils lived at the time of the annual School Census.

Our heat maps use groups of postcodes, not individual postcodes, and have naturally soft edges. All pupils are included in the mapping (i.e. children with siblings already at the school, high priority pupils and selective and/or religious admissions) but we may have removed statistical ‘outliers’ with more remote postcodes that do not reflect majority admissions.

For some schools, the heat map may be a useful indicator of the catchment area but our heat maps are not the same as catchment area maps. Catchment area maps, published by the school or local authority, are based on geographical admissions criteria and show actual cut-off distances and pre-defined catchment areas for a single admission year.

This information is provided as a guide only. The criteria in which schools use to allocate places in the event that they are oversubscribed can and do vary between schools and over time. These criteria can include distance from the school and sometimes specific catchment areas but can also include, amongst others, priority for siblings, children of a particular faith or specific feeder schools. Living in an area where children have previously attended a school does not guarantee admission to the school in future years. Always check with the school’s own admission authority for the current admission arrangements.

3 steps to help parents gather catchment information for a school:

  1. Look at our school catchment area guide for more information on heat maps. They give a useful indicator of the general areas that admit pupils to the school. This visualisation is based on all attending pupils present at the time of the annual School Census.
  2. Use the link to the Local Authority Contact (above) to find catchment area information based on a single admission year. This is very important if you are considering applying to a school.
  3. On each school page, use the link to visit the school website and find information on individual school admissions criteria. Geographical criteria are only applied after pupils have been admitted on higher priority criteria such as Looked After Children, SEN, siblings, etc.

How Does The School Perform?

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% pupils meeting the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics

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Progress Compared With All Other Schools

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School Results Over Time

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% pupils meeting the expected standard in Key Stage 2 tests (age 11)
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% pupils meeting the higher standard in Key Stage 2 tests (age 11)

These results over time show historic performance for key exam results. We show pre-pandemic results as the fairest indicator of whether performance is up, down or stable

Ashby Road
NR14 6AT
01508 480335

School Description

This school is smaller than the average primary school. Almost all pupils are White British and very few speak English as an additional language. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is below average. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils for whom the pupil premium (additional government funding) provides support is below average. The mobility of pupils (the proportion who join or leave within the school year) is higher than average. Children in the early years attend full time. The school meets the government’s floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ progress and attainment by the end of Year 6. The headteacher is a local leader of education (LLE) and she provides support to other local schools.

News, Photos and Open Days from Thurton Primary School
Last update: 03 May 2019

Ofsted Report March 2015

Thurton is an outstanding school, where: “not only does the school nurture pupils’ intellect and academic prowess; the outstanding teaching also develops the whole child through sport, visual and performing arts, design technology and cooking food.”

Mrs Williams the headteacher said: “The staff and governors are proud and humbled to be graded as outstanding in every area, but also told by the Ofsted inspectors that the school had met every single part of the outstanding judgement in the Ofsted framework. This is a truly special place!” She was particularly pleased that the school’s work to keep pupils safe and secure was judged to be outstanding. The inspectors spent a long time looking at safeguarding and during the inspection, the school was told that the work of safeguarding practices, including monitoring behaviour of pupils, risk assessments and ESafety was exemplary.

The governors of Thurton Primary were pleased that the Headteacher Mrs Cassandra Williams, who is ably supported by the assistant headteacher Mr Jonathan Barber, were recognised to have created a culture and ethos that is outstanding in the way that it focuses relentlessly on teaching and learning and strives for excellence now and the future. Being able to develop a ‘Team Thurton’ spirit where staff and pupils work together harmoniously. Where everyone is immersed in a ‘can-do culture’, where nothing is seen by pupils or teaching staff as a potential barrier to successful learning. As part of the outstanding leadership and management, the governors were praised for fulfilling their core responsibility and statutory duties very effectively.

The inspectors said that “the broad, balanced and superbly enriched curriculum is outstanding in promoting effective spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and provides valuable opportunities for pupils to experience life beyond Thurton, including a residential to London. This ensures that pupils not only appreciate and understand fundamental British values – they live by them and develop an excellent understanding about life in modern Britain.”

In her report, the inspector Linda Killman stated: “Well judged and often inspiring teaching methods and approaches promote pupils’ exceptionally positive attitudes to learning. Pupils love to learn.”

The school was particularly proud that the behaviour of the pupils was judged to be outstanding. The inspectors found them to be “polite, well-mannered, respectful and extremely keen to talk to inspectors about their work and school life generally. They are exceedingly confident young people but at the same time they demonstrate humility and celebrate their own and each other’s achievements with equal pride. The children live up to their value statement of doing my best, being my best and trying my best.” Mrs Killman was particularly impressed as the children show resilience in learning and are unafraid to make mistakes because they know they will learn from them.

Mrs Killman wrote in her report: “At the start of each day children come into school smiling with a spring in their step because they enjoy it so much.”

The local authority describe this outstanding school as ‘inward looking and outward facing’.

The parents are thrilled as well, and many have told the staff that they weren’t really surprised as Thurton Primary is such a lovely place to come; one parent mentioning their child was disappointed that holidays were coming because they couldn’t come to school.

The staff and governors would like to thank the school community for the continued support to ensure that Thurton was able to become the best school it could be at this time: we aim to be even better!

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