Thomas Jolyffe Primary School

Thomas Jolyffe Primary School

Ofsted Reports

Please take a moment to look through some of the comments from our most recent Ofsted report. The full document is available below if you would like to look in depth. We are extremely proud of the positive comments that echo throughout the report and reflect the whole school community so accurately.


"Well-being of the pupils is at the heart of the school."

"Nurture provision is of the highest quality."

"The exciting curriculum is appropriately broad and well balanced."

"The headteacher has high aspirations for the school. She is determined to ensure that each and every child receives a good quality of education."

"The development of pupils' spiritual, cultural, social and moral understanding is carefully planned and threaded throughout the curriculum."

"All [parents...] said that their children were making good progress at school, were well supported and that leaders and staff were approachable and dealt with any concerns."

"Pupils feel safe at school. They trust adults to help them sort out any worries or anxieties they may have. They are polite, courteous and well-mannered."

"School is a calm, orderly place."

"There is a strong trend of improvement in outcomes for pupils across the school. Pupils' progress in reading and writing is particularly strong."

"The early years curriculum is interesting, engaging, broad and balanced. Children develop curiosity and want to find out more. Adults are skilled at capturing children's interest and enthusiasm."


Thank you to all children, parents and staff who showed so clearly what Thomas Jolyffe Primary is all about. We look forward to improving our provision even further and ensuring children leave here confident and ready for the next stage of their learning.

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January 2018 Ofsted Inspection Letter

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Ofsted Comments September 2013:

  • Pupils have a great pride in their school and they have a great desire to learn.
  • Parents and carers have great confidence in the care that the school provides and pupils agree that they feel happy and safe in school. A parent or carer described Thomas Jolyffe as ‘a family friendly school at the heart of the community’.
  • Pupils show clear values of respect and tolerance of others. This is because these aspects are central to the school’s values and are well supported by the school’s motto of ‘to be the best we can be’.

Ofsted School Inspection Reports

Ofsted - Summary of Key Findings

Inspection Date: 12-13 September 2013


This is a good school

  • Attainment is above national levels in Year 6, with an increasing number of pupils working at Levels 5 and 6 in English and mathematics.
  • Most pupils, including those who are more-able, are making good progress in reading, writing and mathematics from their different starting points.
  • Pupils benefit from teaching which is typically good, with an increasing proportion that is outstanding.
  • Staff, parents, carers and pupils share a strong belief in the values of their school. They are proud to be part of it.
  • Pupils’ behaviour is good, both in lessons and around the school. Pupils feel extremely safe in school and are nurtured well.
  • The leadership team has managed the school successfully during a period of transition, ensuring that standards and teaching have continued to improve, and is strongly supported by a knowledgeable and highly effective governing body.
  • Pupils have many memorable learning opportunities, including a wide variety of visits, performances and visitors to the school, which contribute strongly to their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
... Please can we remind you again to NOT send in any nuts or nut products (this includes Nutella) in your child's packed lunches. We have children in our school with very severe allergies. Thank you ... Thomas Jolyffe Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and parents to share this commitment ... Please help FTJ raise money by shopping and booking holidays online through ... Please check your ParentPay account regularly and ensure that sufficient funds are always available - this will ensure that the office do not have to call you during the day to chase payments ... Please remember that only disabled badge holders and those with school parking permits are allowed to park in the school car park ...