Archibald Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
501
AGES
2 - 11
GENDER
Mixed
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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
01642 201890, 201891, 201889

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
(23/5/17)
Full Report - All Reports
83%
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)
2017 2018 2019 UNLOCK

% 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

Ayresome Green Lane
Middlesbrough
TS5 4DY
01642804101

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. You are instrumental in driving the culture of continual improvement which is shared by your team of dedicated staff. Since the previous inspection you have, systematically, addressed aspects of the school’s performance which needed to improve. This has led to significant improvements in the standards achieved by pupils at the end of key stage 1, and particularly across key stage 2, in reading, writing and mathematics. You know every pupil exceptionally well and every pupil’s education matters to you. You understand the vital role that the school plays in giving pupils the skills they need to succeed in life. Leaders have worked relentlessly to ensure that pupils develop the effective learning habits that will serve them well in the future. You are, rightly, determined to ensure that you do not lose sight of the importance of a broad and balanced curriculum in your mission to raise standards of academic attainment in English and mathematics. For example, the school’s work, partnered with the Royal Shakespeare Company, enables all pupils to perform works of Shakespeare publicly. This has been instrumental in building pupils’ confidence and self-esteem. During the inspection, Year 6 pupils were brimming with excitement as they built code to programme robotic cars to overcome challenges and obstacles. Pupils love their time at school because staff work hard to make sure that activities capture their interest. Pupils’ behaviour is excellent and they throw themselves into every activity with gusto. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is a strength of the school. Curriculum opportunities, such as the work linked to Remembrance Day and the school’s own ‘Poppies’ installation, elicited high-quality, thoughtful, written responses from pupils.

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