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  • White Rock Primary School
    Davies Avenue
    Paignton
    Devon
    TQ4 7AW
  • Head: Mrs Sarah Tomkinson
  • T 01803 577940
  • F 01803 846 017
  • E [email protected]…mary.torbay.sch.uk
  • W www.whiterockp…aryschool.co.uk
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 2 to 11.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Torbay
  • Pupils: 588
  • Religion: None
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • Early years provision Good 2
      • Outcomes for children and learners Good 2
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 2
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 2
    • 1 Short inspection 12th March 2019
    • 2 Full inspection 7th July 2015

    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: Inadequate on 20th May 2014
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

This is not currently a GSG-reviewed school.

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Special Education Needs

EVERY CHILD IS SPECIAL. This is the core of our belief at White Rock School. We work as a Whole Staff team (this includes all Admin. staff, MTA's, the Caretaker and any other staff employed by the School) to support and encourage the children in our care to develop skills, to grow in confidence and to try their best at all times. We offer various SEN training opportunities, many of which are open to all staff who wish to attend. Our School team is very dedicated and hard working, always striving to meet the need of any child, whatever that need might be. We aim to deliver the curriculum in the most creative way that we can devise, giving all children equal opportunity, as is their entitlement, and the chance to succeed. We have easy Disabled access around the school site and have recently opened a purpose built Medical room to cater for any physical need. We are proud of the progress through our school made by a boy with Muscular Dystrophy and also that of a child with Moderate Hearing Difficulties. We have a Hearing loop in the school Hall and have trained staff to enable the use of radio transmitter hearing aids. We have many excellent External Agency links and can access support from a large range of sources to support a variety of needs - be they medical, emotional, behavioural, Learning (across the spectrum)or anything else. We pride ourselves on having a warm, exciting and busy, creative, fully inclusive, environment for ALL our children to grow and flourish in.

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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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Further reading

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.

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