Thorpe St Andrew School

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Thorpe St Andrew School
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Thorpe St Andrew School
Laundry Lane, Thorpe St Andrew

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Coordinates 52°38′10″N1°21′21″E / 52.6361°N 1.3559°E / 52.6361; 1.3559 Coordinates: 52°38′10″N1°21′21″E / 52.6361°N 1.3559°E / 52.6361; 1.3559
Type Academy
Trust Yare Education Trust
Department for Education URN 143278 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Head TeacherPenny Bignall
Age11to 18
Enrolment1700 [1]
Colour(s)Navy Blue and White

Thorpe St. Andrew School is an 11 to 18 mixed secondary school in Thorpe St. Andrew on the outskirts of the city of Norwich in the English county of Norfolk.



In the 2014 inspection, Ofsted described the school:

The school is larger than the average secondary school and servesthe eastern side of Norwich and the adjacent rural communities.


In 2008 OFSTED reported that Year 11 pupils were at a higher level than expected. They also said that the pupils were welcoming and polite. [3]

In early 2012 Thorpe St Andrew scored well in the Department for Education school league tables. For 2011, 69% of students achieved 5 or more A*-C grades at GCSE (or equivalent) including English and Mathematics, slightly lower than in 2010 (71%) but higher than both 2009 (67%) and 2008 (64%). The percentage of students who achieved 5 or more A*-C grades at GCSE (or equivalent) was 91% and the number of pupils achieving at least one qualification was 99%. [4] In the 2014 inspection, Ofsted described the school as outstanding. [2] There have been no further inspections.

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  1. "Ofsted Report". January 2012.
  2. 1 2 "2014 Ofsted full report". Retrieved 10 July 2020.
  3. ".PDF of OFSTED report", TSAS OFSTED Report, OFSTED, 1 December 2005
  4. "TSAS statistics", Thorpe St Andrew School League Table Statistics, Department for Education, 26 January 2012