The Shade Primary School

Primary

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The Shade
Soham
Ely
CB7 5DE
01353612948
Pupils
247
Ages
3 - 11
Gender
Mixed
Type
Academy sponsor led mainstream
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.06
Ofsted Report
(29/1/19)
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The Shade Primary School is a newly built academy that opened on 1 September 2013. It is sponsored by The Staploe Education Trust. The academy is a smaller than average-sized primary school. Currently, it provides only for children in the early years and Year 1. The academy is set to grow, year by year, as a new group of pupils join and older ones move up through the year groups. Children in the Reception Year attend full time. Children in the pre-school, which provides for 55 children in the Nursery Year, attend part time. Their attendance ranges from one to five mornings per week. In addition, the academy provides wrap-around care for children before and after school. Most pupils are of White British heritage and very few pupils speak English as an additional language. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils eligible for pupil premium funding is below average. This funding is for pupils looked after by the local authority and those known to be eligible for free school meals. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is broadly average. The head of primary is joint headteacher of The Shade Primary and of Kennett Primary, which is also sponsored by The Staploe Education Trust. She divides her time equally between the two academies. A new teacher in the pre-school joined the academy just three weeks before the inspection.

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