Pipworth Primary School

Pipworth Community Primary School is located approximately 2 miles from the city centre in an area with high levels of deprivation. The pupil profile has changed over the last three years and we are now a vibrant, multi-cultural school. We have high levels of pupils on the special needs register and many pupils on free school meals which, along with our growing population of pupils with English as an additional language, has enabled us to develop into a school with truly inclusive practice.

We are committed to investing in high quality intervention work and additional staff members to maintain good levels of adults to pupil ratios. This, plus our high aspirations and commitment to providing inspiring, creative learning opportunities  mean that, although our pupils enter with lower that average starting points, they make good progress through school.

In 2012, the percentage of pupils making 2 levels progress was 98% in both English and maths - above national. This was maintained in 2013, with 98% of pupils making 2 levels progress in reading, writing and maths. Pupils making better than expected progress was also above national.  In 2012 36% of our pupils made better than expected progress in English compared to 26% nationally,  33% of our pupils made better than expected progress in maths compared to 28% nationally. In 2013 45% of our pupils made better than expected progress in reading, 66% in writing and 52% in maths.

What could you expect?

We are a strong team, offering each other inspiration and support at all levels.

At Pipworth we are committed to partnership working. We formed a learning partnership with Prince Edward Primary School in 2011, sharing an executive headteacher. This has provided excellent opportunities for staff professional development and the sharing of effective practice. The schools work together on collaborative learning experiences and pupils and staff members are encouraged to share experiences.

We work closely with creative partners, using the arts to enhance speaking and listening and writing and we are also committed to promoting achievement in sports, through close links with coaches and sports volunteer groups.

The school has great success with newly qualified teachers. Over the last few years, all have remained at the school, progressing from temporary to permanent contracts as the school expanded. One of our recently qualified teachers achieved qualified teacher status on site, going through the assessment only route provided by only one university in the country.

What we would expect from a trainee in school

  • High expectations for pupil progress and attainment
  • A commitment to providing the best possible care, guidance and support for pupils
  • A commitment to planning inspiring, motivational learning opportunities
  • An aim to continuously improve the quality of your teaching, aiming for excellence

If you want to find out more, please click on the school’s website link below


How to apply


Please apply for School Direct places with SSELP in Sheffield via the UCAS website below. You will need to choose Wybourn Community Primary & Nursery School  as your provider (programme code 25YM):

Apply here via UCAS

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