Barrowford St Thomas Church of England Primary School

Name Barrowford St Thomas Church of England Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 07 February 2008
Address Wheatley Lane Road, Barrowford, Nelson, Lancashire, BB9 6QT
Phone Number 01282614462
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 122 (52% boys 48% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 30.5
Local Authority Lancashire
Percentage Free School Meals 6.6%
Percentage English is Not First Language 2.5%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE

Description of the school

The school is smaller than most. It stands in attractive landscaped grounds on the edge of the village. Most pupils come from the village and some travel in from nearby towns and villages. Nearly all pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils with learning difficulties and/or disabilities is lower than the national average. A much lower than average proportion of pupils is entitled to free school meals. There are two year groups in each of the four mixed-age classes. The headteacher has been in post for just over a year and the deputy headteacher has been in post for one term. The school holds the Investors in People award, the Basic Skills Quality Mark and a Quality Mark for Physical Education. Key for inspection grades Grade 1 Outstanding Grade 2 Good Grade 3 Satisfactory Grade 4 Inadequate