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St Thomas More Catholic Primary School

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Inspection and Performance Data

Ofsted Inspection - 14th & 15th June 2023


13th July 2023


Dear Parents,


Ofsted Inspection and Final Report


I am writing to share some very exciting news with you that fills me with great pride and joy.  As you are aware, our school recently underwent an inspection by Ofsted.  I am pleased to inform you that we have received the final report and St Thomas More Catholic Primary School has been judged us a “Good” school.  We have received a Good judgement in all five areas and the report highlights the distinctive achievements and progress that we have made as a school.  Please see the full report below.


One aspect that the Ofsted report particularly celebrates is our dedication to inclusive education. Our school prides itself on creating a warm and welcoming environment, where every child feels valued and supported.  The report commends our commitment to providing equal opportunities for all students, regardless of their individual needs or backgrounds.  This recognition fills us with immense pride as it showcases the inclusive ethos that we have fostered within our whole school.


Another area that the report emphasises is our success in developing a reading culture within our school.  Our focus on cultivating a love for reading and developing strong literacy skills has been acknowledged and the Ofsted report commends our efforts to expose children to challenging texts.  The development of phonics is identified as being a strong beginning to developing confident readers and reading underpins the whole curriculum.  By nurturing our students' reading habits, we are equipping them with a lifelong passion for learning and empowering them to become confident communicators and critical thinkers.


At St Thomas More Catholic Primary School, we believe in nurturing our students' abilities and pushing them to reach their full potential.  The Ofsted report commends the high standards we have set and our focus on providing a challenging curriculum that engages and inspires our students.  It highlights our maths curriculum which builds on children’s prior learning and stretches and challenges the pupils.  It is through our collective efforts that we have cultivated a culture of high expectations, and I am thrilled that the report recognises this.


As we reflect on this report, let us not forget that there is always room for improvement.  We will continue to build upon the foundation that we have established, seeking new opportunities to enhance our curriculum and tighten our assessment points.


I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincerest gratitude to all the parents who have supported us throughout this journey.  Your support and involvement have contributed to our achievements.  I also want to extend my deepest appreciation to our dedicated staff and governors whose hard work and passion have been instrumental in our school's success.  They truly embody the values and ethos of St Thomas More Catholic Primary School.   


We have achieved such a pleasing outcome through our collective efforts and unwavering commitment to the school.  Together, we have achieved something truly remarkable.  Let us take pride in this success and continue to work together to provide the best possible education and experiences for our children.


With very best wishes,

Mrs N Tippen

Head Teacher




School Assessments


Please note that children are assessed externally at key points:


  • Reception - Baseline Assessment
  • Year 1 - Phonics Screening Check
  • Year 2 - SATs Assessments
  • Year 4 - Multiplication Tables Check
  • Year 6 - SATs Assessments

Parent View

During an Inspection parents are encouraged to give their views on their child's school through Parent View which gives you the chance to tell Ofsted what you think about your child’s school.  The link below will take you to the Parent View site:

Section 48 RE Inspection - 1st & 2nd May 2024

Here is the link to our online performance data:


Here is the link to compare schools in England: