St Andrew's CofE Primary School
- St Andrew's CofE Primary School
- Head: Mrs Amanda Skidmore
- T 01952 460226
- F 01952 463 703
- E admin@st-andrews-….shropshire.sch.uk
- W www.st-andrews-shifnal.co.uk
- A state school for boys and girls aged from 5 to 11.
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Shropshire
- Pupils: 347
- Religion: Church of England
- Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
- Early years provision 2
- Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 2
- 1 Short inspection 8th June 2023
- 2 Full inspection 7th February 2012
Short inspection reports only give an overall grade; you have to read the report itself to gauge whether the detailed grading from the earlier full inspection still stands.
- Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 18th October 2006
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
What the school says...
St. Andrews C. E. Primary School welcomes all children. As a Church of England (Controlled) School, Christian values are built into our ethos and teaching and a high priority is attached to strong links between home, school and local churches.
The school aims to develop in its pupils, a sympathetic understanding of the Christian faith, but no pressure is exerted to enforce belief. The school teaches an understanding of other major world faiths, cultures and customs.
The school is concerned that all pupils develop their full potential in a caring, disciplined environment, in which attitudes of mutual respect and responsibility are promoted. Thus, by nurturing curiosity, enthusiasm and energy to develop an enquiring nature, we endeavour to build up a good learning attitude. ...Read more
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Special Education Needs
Children of all abilities are taught within the school. The school aims to promote inclusion as an integral part of all pastoral care and curriculum delivery. An on-going training programme is in place to ensure that all children are assessed at the earliest possible age and, where necessary, appropriate action taken to provide positive intervention programmes. All staff and teaching assistants work together to provide mutually beneficial information leading to children being placed on individual and group programmes where necessary. The school works alongside the Learning Support Advisory Team, Educational Psychologists and Behaviour Support at all times. Multi-agency links are made whenever necessary. The school currently caters for small numbers of children who have Down's Syndrome, Asperger's Syndrome, ADHD, Dyspraxia and Autism. The Head Teacher has recently returned from a two term secondment as Acting Head Teacher at a neighbouring Special School.
Interpreting catchment maps
The maps show in colour where the pupils at a school came from*. Red = most pupils to Blue = fewest.
Where the map is not coloured we have no record in the previous three years of any pupils being admitted from that location based on the options chosen.
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If there are more applicants to a school than it has places for, who gets in is determined by which applicants best fulfil the admissions criteria.
Admissions criteria are often complicated, and may change from year to year. The best source of information is usually the relevant local authority website, but once you have set your sights on a school it is a good idea to ask them how they see things panning out for the year that you are interested in.
Many schools admit children based on distance from the school or a fixed catchment area. For such schools, the cut-off distance will vary from year to year, especially if the school give priority to siblings, and the pattern will be of a central core with outliers (who will mostly be siblings). Schools that admit on the basis of academic or religious selection will have a much more scattered pattern.
*The coloured areas outlined in black are Census Output Areas. These are made up of a group of neighbouring postcodes, which accounts for their odd shapes. These provide an indication, but not a precise map, of the school’s catchment: always refer to local authority and school websites for precise information.
The 'hotter' the colour the more children have been admitted.
Children get into the school from here:
sometimes, but not in this year
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