Acre Rigg Infant School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
292
AGES
2 - 7
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Community school
SCHOOL GUIDE RATING
Not Rated

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This pupil heat map shows where pupils currently attending the school live.
The concentration of pupils shows likelihood of admission based on distance criteria

Source: All attending pupils National School Census Data 2021, ONS
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This School Guide heat map has been plotted using official pupil data taken from the last School Census collected by the Department for Education. It is a visualisation of where pupils lived at the time of the annual School Census.

Our heat maps use groups of postcodes, not individual postcodes, and have naturally soft edges. All pupils are included in the mapping (i.e. children with siblings already at the school, high priority pupils and selective and/or religious admissions) but we may have removed statistical ‘outliers’ with more remote postcodes that do not reflect majority admissions.

For some schools, the heat map may be a useful indicator of the catchment area but our heat maps are not the same as catchment area maps. Catchment area maps, published by the school or local authority, are based on geographical admissions criteria and show actual cut-off distances and pre-defined catchment areas for a single admission year.

This information is provided as a guide only. The criteria in which schools use to allocate places in the event that they are oversubscribed can and do vary between schools and over time. These criteria can include distance from the school and sometimes specific catchment areas but can also include, amongst others, priority for siblings, children of a particular faith or specific feeder schools. Living in an area where children have previously attended a school does not guarantee admission to the school in future years. Always check with the school’s own admission authority for the current admission arrangements.

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  3. On each school page, use the link to visit the school website and find information on individual school admissions criteria. Geographical criteria are only applied after pupils have been admitted on higher priority criteria such as Looked After Children, SEN, siblings, etc.

How Does The School Perform?

4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(10/5/22)
Full Report - All Reports
100%
NATIONAL AVG. 93%
Happiness Rating

Ofsted Parent View

23.4:1
NATIONAL AVG. 20.7:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
14.7%
NATIONAL AVG. 8.2%
Persistent Absence
1%
NATIONAL AVG. 20.9%
Pupils first language
not English
43.3%
NATIONAL AVG. 20.8%
Free school meals
20.2%
NATIONAL AVG. 12.6%
Pupils with SEN support
Acre Rigg Road
Peterlee
SR8 2DU
01915864437

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. Your high standards, strong leadership and sharp focus on what could be even better have ensured that the school continues to meet pupils’ needs well. The school’s vision, ‘to be the best we can be’, is palpable in every corner of school life. There is strong evidence that, together, you and your team are making a significant difference to the lives of your pupils. Parents appreciate how approachable and responsive the staff are. They particularly value how well you personally, and the staff in general, know them and their children. Parents comment that communication is effective and enables them to provide the right support for their children. Comments such as ‘the school always goes the extra mile to help’, and ‘all concerns no matter how small are dealt with swiftly’ are common. Parents feel well informed about their child’s learning and feel that leaders ensure their children are safe, well cared for and supported effectively in making good progress. The governing body recognises the impact of the effective leadership you provide and is extremely supportive of you. Governors sensibly look for ways to hold you to account and they carry out visits to see the school in action. There is no doubt that leaders, including governors, have high aspirations for what the pupils can achieve, both academically and socially. However, while they are aware that disadvantaged pupils are supported effectively and generally make good progress, they have not been rigorous enough in interrogating the progress of different groups, especially the disadvantaged pupils, to ensure they are working at the same level as their peers. This has rightly been, and continues to be, a focus for the school and has resulted in improvements in this area. You have sensibly taken action to provide these pupils with bespoke and specific teaching support and use pupil premium funding to ensure pupils benefit from a greater degree of adult attention. You have also increased the attendance of disadvantaged pupils, which was below that of other pupils. Through your interventions and individual support, attendance for this group is now broadly average and the progress these pupils make is increasing. There remains a need for leaders to ensure that the website is compliant and fully informs parents of the impact of the spending of the pupil premium grant and sports grant. Your self-evaluation is accurate and, as a leadership team, you accurately identify where improvements need to be made and quickly implement the necessary steps to tackle any weaknesses. For example, you correctly and rapidly identified that the 2016 key stage 1 assessments showed your most able pupils, including the most able disadvantaged pupils, were not making the best possible progress. You knew that this was not an accurate representation of the strong progress and work at greater depth they had demonstrated in their work in class. You accepted that the school’s accuracy in assessment and moderation of work was not as robust as it should have been. As a result you immediately tackled these issues and introduced more effective and regular assessments and pupil progress meetings. With other schools in the Peterlee Teaching Alliance, you now moderate pupils’ work frequently and accurately. Current information shows a much higher proportion of current pupils achieving at greater depth in all subjects. Leaders and governors have effectively tackled the areas that were identified for improvement in the last inspection report. The school was asked to raise attainment in reading by improving the teaching of phonics and ensuring pupils become fluent readers by the end of key stage 1. You have tackled this successfully by implementing a very effective approach to the linking of letters to sounds. You have also re-organised the reading curriculum, improved methods, and increased the involvement of parents in supporting pupils reading at home. As a result, standards are rising in the early years, in the end of Year 1 phonics checks and also at the end of Year 2. Pupils are proud to show their photographs on the weekly ‘Proud Cloud’, which celebrates those reading four times per week. You have successfully improved the opportunities for children throughout school to work independently. The school’s approach to learning promotes resilience and independent learning in all classes, as well as complementing the behaviour system effectively. Pupils are eager to achieve their gem rewards for ‘Super learning powers’ of perseverance and for helping others, for example. They are now prepared to have a go themselves rather than immediately asking for an adult’s support. They are prepared to take risks, and because of the very positive relationships they have no concerns about making a mistake. The highly stimulating environment you have created, along with readily accessible resources, also promotes pupils’ ability to learn independently of others and in gaining independent skills.

Acre Rigg Infant School Parent Reviews



Average Parent Rating


“Feedback”


Fantastic school. Staff approachable and security is great as the pupils have to press a button to enter and they all have printed name tags. It's my daughter's last year at this school and I feel it's the best choice I ever made. Thank you to all the great staff.
“My review of this excellent school”


I have nothing but good things to say about Acre Rigg Infants. My daughter has been going since she was in the nursery aged 3 – the teachers and staff are lovely. I went into school to get an insight into the day-to-day activities and was very impressed how calm every classroom actually was. I guess I imagined that lots of kids would be very noisy and all over the place, but the children were loving their lessons and they were all so well behaved. The school has a Gem reward system where the children work towards earning a Gem stone and, when they have earned 10, they get to add that Gem to there very own classroom tree. All the children love this and work very hard together to earn their class a new Gem stone. It's a fab way to keep the children focused on what is expected of the them in school. My little girl is coming on fantastically well with all her subjects and its all thanks to the amazing teachers and staff.
100% Parents Recommend This School
Strongly Agree 100% Agree 0% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>100, "agree"=>0, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 18 responses up to 11-05-2022
Strongly Agree 100% Agree 0% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>100, "agree"=>0, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 18 responses up to 11-05-2022
Strongly Agree 94% Agree 6% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>94, "agree"=>6, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 18 responses up to 11-05-2022
My Child Has Not Been Bullied 78% Strongly Agree 6% Agree 6% Disagree 6% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 6% {"my_child_has_not_been_bullied"=>78, "strongly_agree"=>6, "agree"=>6, "disagree"=>6, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>6} Figures based on 18 responses up to 11-05-2022
Strongly Agree 89% Agree 6% Disagree 6% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>89, "agree"=>6, "disagree"=>6, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 18 responses up to 11-05-2022
I Have Not Raised Any Concerns 39% Strongly Agree 44% Agree 17% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"i_have_not_raised_any_concerns"=>39, "strongly_agree"=>44, "agree"=>17, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 18 responses up to 11-05-2022
Strongly Agree 100% Agree 0% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>100, "agree"=>0, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 10 responses up to 11-05-2022
Strongly Agree 72% Agree 22% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 6% {"strongly_agree"=>72, "agree"=>22, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>6} Figures based on 18 responses up to 11-05-2022
Strongly Agree 100% Agree 0% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>100, "agree"=>0, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 18 responses up to 11-05-2022
Strongly Agree 94% Agree 6% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>94, "agree"=>6, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 18 responses up to 11-05-2022
Strongly Agree 94% Agree 6% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>94, "agree"=>6, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 18 responses up to 11-05-2022
Strongly Agree 83% Agree 6% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 11% {"strongly_agree"=>83, "agree"=>6, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>11} Figures based on 18 responses up to 11-05-2022
Strongly Agree 89% Agree 11% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>89, "agree"=>11, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 18 responses up to 11-05-2022
Yes 100% No 0% {"yes"=>100, "no"=>0} Figures based on 18 responses up to 11-05-2022

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