Thomlinson Junior School
- Thomlinson Junior School
The Goose Market
- Head: Ms Brenda Fyrth
- T 016973 42432
- F 016973 45761
- E [email protected]
- W www.thomlinson.cumbria.sch.uk
- A state school for boys and girls aged from 7 to 11.
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Cumbria
- Pupils: 226
- Religion: Does not apply
- Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
- Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 2
- 1 Short inspection 5th December 2019
- 2 Full inspection 17th May 2016
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: Requires improvement on 3rd June 2014
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
What the school says...
Thomlinson Junior School is particularly proud of its community involvement, ICT provision, and its expertise in PE, Games and Outdoor Education. It has a specialist SEN facility that serves an area wider than its own catchment, and has recently won a prestigious national award for its extra-curricular provision.
Current awards the school holds include the Sport England Activemark Gold Award in recognition of the quality of its PE, Games and Outdoor Education. The extra-curricular provision was recognised by the award of Quality in Study Support status. Other awards include the Arts Council Artsmark and the DfES Achievement Award.
The school accomodates a Strategic Facility for children with Special Educational Needs, accomodating pupils whose needs are of a nature that their own neighbourhood schools can not accomodate them.
The school also hosts a separate CT training facility for adults as part of the Cumbria CREDITS initiative. Course details and other information is availbale on (016973) 45427. ...Read more
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Special Education Needs
The school accomodates a Strategic Facility for Special Educational Needs. This accommodates those children who have severe learning difficulties and specific special needs that can not be accommodated in their own neighbourhood school, but are not such that their needs can only be met by a special school. Admission is controlled by the Cumbria Education Service SEN Department. Depending on their individual needs, children accommodated within the Strategic Facility may be wholely or partly educated within it, or may be mainly within a mainstream class.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|PD - Physical Disability|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty||Y|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty||Y|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|
Interpreting catchment maps
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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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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