St Thomas More Primary School

Primary
Bleakwood Road
Chatham
Kent
ME5 0NF

Head:  Mrs Victoria Ebdon


Pupils: 426

Gender: Mixed

Ages: 4 to 11

Type: Voluntary aided school

Boarding: No

Religion: RC

School Description by Ofsted

Information about this school
This is a larger-than-average-sized primary school.

The school serves a mixed area that includes the local parish as well as communities further afield.

The school runs a breakfast club and an after-school club.

Children in the Early Years Foundation Stage are taught in two Reception classes.

All pupils are educated on the school site.

The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is above average.

The proportion of those supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is above average.

The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic groups is above average. The proportion of pupils in receipt of pupil premium funding (extra government funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, children looked after by local authorities, and children of service families) is below average.

In 2011, the school was part of a national best practice survey in primary mathematics.

The headteacher is a local leader of education and supports two local primary schools.

The school meets the government's current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress.



Progress 8 Score - Reading

2.2
ABOVE NATIONAL AVERAGE
Confidence interval is 0.6 to 3.8

Progress 8 Score - Writing

1.4
NATIONAL AVERAGE
Confidence interval is -0.1 to 2.9

Progress 8 Score -
Maths

3.6
WELL ABOVE NATIONAL
Confidence interval is 2.2 to 5.0

SATS

82%
ABOVE NATIONAL AVERAGE (50%)

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

SATS HIGH SCORE

12%
ABOVE NATIONAL AVERAGE (5%)

Percentage of pupils achieving a high score in reading and maths and working at greater depth in writing

Reading

87%
ABOVE NATIONAL AVERAGE (53%)

Percentage of pupils reaching the expected standard in reading

Reading

93%
BELOW NATIONAL AVERAGE (99.4)

Percentage of pupils reaching the expected standard in reading

% Pupils first language not English

6

Percentage of pupils with English not as first language (EAL)

% Pupils eligible for FSM

14.6

Percentage of pupils eligible for Free School Meals at any time during the past 6 years


Average Salary

£35,340

Pupil Teacher Ratio

20.7

Number of Teachers

25

Full-time Equiv Teachers

20.4

Teaching Assistants

17

Teaching Assistants Equiv

10.3

No Vacancies.

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