Appley Bridge All Saints Church of England Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
152
AGES
5 - 11
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Voluntary aided school
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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.

3 steps to help parents gather catchment information for a school:

  1. Look at our school catchment area guide for more information on heat maps. They give a useful indicator of the general areas that admit pupils to the school. This visualisation is based on all attending pupils present at the time of the annual School Census.
  2. Use the link to the Local Authority Contact (above) to find catchment area information based on a single admission year. This is very important if you are considering applying to a school.
  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?

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NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(12/12/17)
Full Report - All Reports
77%
NATIONAL AVG. 65%
% pupils meeting the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics



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Progress Compared With All Other Schools

UNLOCK Well Below Average (About 10% of schools in England) Below Average (About 8% of schools in England) Average (About 67% of schools in England) Above Average (About 5% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 10% of schools in England) UNLOCK Well Below Average (About 10% of schools in England) Below Average (About 7% of schools in England) Average (About 64% of schools in England) Above Average (About 9% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 10% of schools in England) UNLOCK Well Below Average (About 10% of schools in England) Below Average (About 11% of schools in England) Average (About 58% of schools in England) Above Average (About 10% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 10% of schools in England)

School Results Over Time

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% pupils meeting the expected standard in Key Stage 2 tests (age 11)
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% pupils meeting the higher standard in Key Stage 2 tests (age 11)

These results over time show historic performance for key exam results. We show pre-pandemic results as the fairest indicator of whether performance is up, down or stable

Finch Lane
Appley Bridge
Wigan
WN6 9DT
01257252647

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. The palpable caring ethos that is at the heart of your school enables pupils to thrive. You have created a community where pupils are nurtured and valued. You and the governing body ensure that the school is very much part of the wider local and church communities. While recognising the importance of English and mathematics, you are very clear in your belief that the curriculum should be wide and varied. In this way, you ensure that the curriculum at your school provides a genuinely enriching experience for all pupils. For example, you make the most of the outdoor environment and your local surroundings to provide meaningful learning in subjects such as history and geography. Ably supported by the deputy headteacher, you have moved the school forward since its last inspection. Your collaborative approach to professional development has enabled teachers to hone their classroom practice. As a result, all pupils benefit from routinely strong teaching. Alongside the deputy headteacher and governors, you are very aware of teachers’ workload when introducing new systems and initiatives. You are very clear about only asking your staff to do things that will make a positive difference to your pupils. Staff value this considerate approach. All those who responded to the Ofsted online questionnaire feel very well supported by leaders. Pupils are very positive about their school, particularly its friendly and caring ethos. They value the support and encouragement that they receive from their teachers. They relish their learning, particularly in mathematics. However, some pupils feel that, on occasions, the work that teachers give them in this subject is too easy, and they would welcome more challenge. This view is shared by a small number of parents. Challenge for the most able pupils in mathematics was identified as an area for improvement at the last inspection. You have taken action to address this but agree that it is not yet happening routinely in all classes. Parents are generally very positive about the school. Many of those who responded to the Ofsted online questionnaire spoke of how happy their children are. They commented on how much their children enjoy coming to school. They particularly value the school’s welcoming ethos and its ‘real family feel’. At the last inspection, you were asked to develop middle leaders so that their work has a clear impact on the quality of teaching and pupils’ achievement. You responded swiftly and effectively. Middle leaders are now a strength of the school. You have empowered them to be effective leaders of their respective subject areas. They now speak of a ‘sense of pride’ and ‘ownership’ of their subject. You and the governing body are rightly proud of the standards that pupils reach by the end of Year 6. In 2017, attainment in reading, writing and mathematics was higher than the national average at both the expected and the higher standard. However, you are aware that, behind these strong attainment figures, some pupils are not making the progress of which they are capable. This September, you introduced a new system to enable teachers to track pupils’ progress more effectively. You acknowledge that this system is not yet embedded but there is evidence that it is helping teachers to provide the right level of challenge and support for individual pupils to accelerate their progress. Safeguarding is effective. You ensure that a strong culture of safeguarding is at the heart of the school. All safeguarding arrangements are fit for purpose, including protocols and practices for record-keeping. Systems to ensure that only suitable people are recruited to work with children in the school are secure. It is evident that you and your staff know your pupils extremely well. This, coupled with the training that staff receive, means that you are all well placed to spot any signs or symptoms of potential risk or abuse. Pupils learn about online safety as part of the computing and personal, social, health and economic education curriculum. As well as ensuring that your pupils know how to use the internet safely, you also offer workshops to parents on this topic.

Appley Bridge All Saints Church of England Primary School Parent Reviews



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Strongly Agree 76% Agree 20% Disagree 1% Strongly Disagree 1% Don't Know 1% {"strongly_agree"=>76, "agree"=>20, "disagree"=>1, "strongly_disagree"=>1, "dont_know"=>1} Figures based on 76 responses up to 13-12-2017
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Figures based on 76 responses up to 13-12-2017

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Figures based on 76 responses up to 13-12-2017

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Figures based on 76 responses up to 13-12-2017

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Figures based on 76 responses up to 13-12-2017

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Figures based on 76 responses up to 13-12-2017

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Figures based on 76 responses up to 13-12-2017

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Figures based on 76 responses up to 13-12-2017

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Figures based on 76 responses up to 13-12-2017

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Figures based on 76 responses up to 13-12-2017

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Figures based on 76 responses up to 13-12-2017

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