Arbour Vale School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school
PUPILS
320
AGES
2 - 19
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Academy special sponsor led

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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
01753 475 111, 01753 787670

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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  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?

4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(14/6/17)
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91%
NATIONAL AVG. 93%
Happiness Rating
6.0:1
NATIONAL AVG. 20.7:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
37.8%
NATIONAL AVG. 8.2%
Persistent Absence
48.1%
NATIONAL AVG. 20.9%
Pupils first language
not English
32.8%
NATIONAL AVG. 20.8%
Free school meals

This school is now an academy. If no data is available for the new academy,
we link to the last available data set as this type of academy is treated as a continuing school

Farnham Road
Farnham Royal
Slough
SL2 3AE
01753515560

School Description

Since the previous inspection there have been significant changes to the school’s leadership and governance arrangements. The previous headteacher, following a period of absence, resigned and left in April 2017. The school’s deputy headteacher took up the post of acting headteacher in December 2016. This is a temporary arrangement. Many other senior leaders are either in temporary or interim roles, including two deputy headteachers and the head of post-16. The full governing body resigned or left in March 2017. In April 2017, several new governors, predominantly co-opted from the local authority, formed a small interim governing body, including two national leaders of governance. Inspection report: Arbour Vale School, 13–14 June 2017 Page 12 of 15 The acting headteacher is supported for two and half days per week by an executive leadership partner, brokered by the local authority and funded by the school. Arbour Vale School provides for pupils who have moderate or severe learning difficulties. Some pupils have profound and multiple learning difficulties and many have autistic spectrum disorder. All pupils have a statement of special educational needs or an education, health and care plan. The school provides residential provision in the week, during term-time only, for up to 12 pupils. Some secondary-aged pupils attend alternative provision used by the school. During the inspection the school was not able to supply the precise details of these arrangements. A much higher proportion of pupils than the national average, approximately half of the school’s pupils, speak English as an additional language. Approximately one third of those on the school’s roll (a higher proportion than the national average) are supported by the pupil premium. The school does not meet requirements on the publication of information because some of the necessary information about the school’s spending of pupil premium funding and reading schemes are missing from its website.

Arbour Vale School Parent Reviews



100% Parents Recommend This School
Strongly Agree 79% Agree 21% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>79, "agree"=>21, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 33 responses up to 22-03-2022
Strongly Agree 82% Agree 15% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 3% {"strongly_agree"=>82, "agree"=>15, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>3} Figures based on 33 responses up to 22-03-2022
Strongly Agree 73% Agree 24% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 3% {"strongly_agree"=>73, "agree"=>24, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>3} Figures based on 33 responses up to 22-03-2022
My Child Has Not Been Bullied 67% Strongly Agree 6% Agree 6% Disagree 9% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 12% {"my_child_has_not_been_bullied"=>67, "strongly_agree"=>6, "agree"=>6, "disagree"=>9, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>12} Figures based on 33 responses up to 22-03-2022
Strongly Agree 58% Agree 39% Disagree 3% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>58, "agree"=>39, "disagree"=>3, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 33 responses up to 22-03-2022
I Have Not Raised Any Concerns 30% Strongly Agree 42% Agree 27% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"i_have_not_raised_any_concerns"=>30, "strongly_agree"=>42, "agree"=>27, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 33 responses up to 22-03-2022
Strongly Agree 63% Agree 34% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 3% {"strongly_agree"=>63, "agree"=>34, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>3} Figures based on 32 responses up to 22-03-2022
Strongly Agree 64% Agree 27% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 9% {"strongly_agree"=>64, "agree"=>27, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>9} Figures based on 33 responses up to 22-03-2022
Strongly Agree 67% Agree 24% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 9% {"strongly_agree"=>67, "agree"=>24, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>9} Figures based on 33 responses up to 22-03-2022
Strongly Agree 67% Agree 30% Disagree 3% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>67, "agree"=>30, "disagree"=>3, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 33 responses up to 22-03-2022
Strongly Agree 61% Agree 30% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 9% {"strongly_agree"=>61, "agree"=>30, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>9} Figures based on 33 responses up to 22-03-2022
Strongly Agree 55% Agree 39% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 6% {"strongly_agree"=>55, "agree"=>39, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>6} Figures based on 33 responses up to 22-03-2022
Strongly Agree 70% Agree 27% Disagree 3% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>70, "agree"=>27, "disagree"=>3, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 33 responses up to 22-03-2022
Yes 100% No 0% {"yes"=>100, "no"=>0} Figures based on 33 responses up to 22-03-2022
Strongly Agree 0% Agree 0% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 100% {"strongly_agree"=>0, "agree"=>0, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>100} Figures based on 1 responses up to 22-03-2022
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 1 responses up to 22-03-2022
Strongly Agree 0% Agree 0% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 100% {"strongly_agree"=>0, "agree"=>0, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>100} Figures based on 1 responses up to 22-03-2022
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 1 responses up to 22-03-2022
Strongly Agree 0% Agree 0% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 100% {"strongly_agree"=>0, "agree"=>0, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>100} Figures based on 1 responses up to 22-03-2022

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