Bishop Ellis Catholic Primary School

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Bishop Ellis Catholic Primary School
Type Primary
Religion Catholic
Headteacher Suzanne Henry[1]
Location Barkby Thorpe Lane
Coordinates: 52°41′03″N 1°05′19″W / 52.6842°N 1.0886°W / 52.6842; -1.0886
Local authority Leicestershire
DfE number 855/3345
DfE URN 120218 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 349[1]
Gender mixed
Ages 5–11[1]

Bishop Ellis Catholic Primary School is a voluntary aided Catholic primary school located in Thurmaston, Leicestershire, England.[2] In 2017, approximately 345 pupils aged 5–11 attend the school.[3]

It was granted the Healthy Schools award in February 2007, presented by the then Leicester City F.C. manager Rob Kelly.[4]

Academic standards[edit]

In the report of the Ofsted inspection on 5 June 2006 the school was rated Good, point two on a four-point scale. Each topic was rated outstanding or good with, notably, none less than good. However, the highest possible award of Outstanding was given for the Personal development and well-being of the pupils.[3][5]

Radio project[edit]

A two-year project started in April 2004 in which children made radio shows. Bishop Ellis worked with Dovelands Primary School, Fullhurst Community College and Takeover Radio.[6]

Madeleine McCann[edit]

Madeleine McCann would have attended this school from September 2007.[7] On 18 June that year, as part of the appeal for her safe return, the children lined up in the playground to spell out Find Madeleine, and the school raised £1,500 for the appeal.[8] The school said that a place had been reserved for Madeleine and lit a candle for her.[9]


  1. ^ a b c "URN 120218 Bishop Ellis Catholic Primary School, Thurmaston". Edubase. Retrieved 15 March 2017. 
  2. ^ "Statutory Instruments 1999 No. 2432 The Designation of Schools Having a Religious Character (England) Order 1999" Archived July 4, 2007, at the Wayback Machine., Office of Public Sector Information
  3. ^ a b "Bishop Ellis Catholic Primary School"[permanent dead link], Ofsted, 7 September 2006
  4. ^ "Reward for school's commitment to healthy life", Leicester Mercury, 14 February 2008
  5. ^ "Exemplary behaviour is praised", Leicester Mercury, 20 September 2006
  6. ^ "Right wavelength", Leicester Mercury, 27 April 2004
  7. ^ "Madeleine parents to sue Portuguese paper", Fred Attewill, The Guardian, August 31, 2007
  8. ^ "Schoolkids send heartfelt plea", The Sun, 19 June 2007
    • "Pupils spell out Madeleine appeal message as supporters urge holidaymakers to be vigilant", Yorkshire Post, 19 June 2007, page 2
  9. ^ "Candle of hope for Madeleine". The Times. London. 2007-08-31. Retrieved 2008-02-29. 

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