Ashbrook Infant School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
168
AGES
3 - 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.

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?

4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(27/6/17)
Full Report - All Reports
94%
NATIONAL AVG. 93%
Happiness Rating

Ofsted Parent View

19.1:1
NATIONAL AVG. 20.7:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
8.1%
NATIONAL AVG. 8.2%
Persistent Absence
21.7%
NATIONAL AVG. 20.8%
Free school meals
10.1%
NATIONAL AVG. 12.6%
Pupils with SEN support
Victoria Avenue
Borrowash
Derby
DE72 3HF
01332662695

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. You and other members of the senior team have worked hard to build and maintain a dedicated team of staff who strive to improve their practice and to do the very best for the children in their care. Your ethos of ‘We care, we learn, we have fun’ is evident throughout the school. Staff value pupils’ work and efforts, and motivate them to seek further success. As a result, pupils are happy and keen to learn. Almost all of the parents I spoke with, and those who replied to Ofsted’s online survey, Parent View, were full of praise for the way staff ensure that pupils ‘have fun while they are learning’. Many highlighted how well and quickly their children settle into the school and how approachable and caring teachers are. Parents also praise your leadership and commitment to ensuring that their children attend a ‘friendly, nurturing school’. The great majority of parents would recommend the school to others. Pupils enjoy school. They speak enthusiastically about their learning and they appreciate the help and support that they receive from teachers. They benefit from a wide variety of visitors, visits, including to different places of worship, and extracurricular activities such as clubs. Some pupils have trained to become ‘digital leaders’ so they can help other pupils and teachers use computer technology more effectively. The school’s curriculum is planned to develop pupils’ resilience and persistence; one pupil said, ‘We keep on trying and it gets easier.’ Behaviour is good around the school and in lessons. Pupils get on well with each other, valuing each other’s similarities and differences. You know the school very well. Your rigorous self-evaluation has enabled you to identify the right priorities for improvement. Actions in the school’s development plan are well chosen. You have successfully tackled the areas for improvement identified at your previous inspection. Teaching assistants have improved their skills as a result of well-targeted professional development and they are actively involved in supporting the learning of all pupils throughout the school. Pupils listen attentively to their teachers during lessons and begin tasks quickly because teachers’ explanations are clear. Standards in writing for pupils in Year 2 have improved and, in 2016, matched those of pupils nationally. Pupils in key stage 1 are developing a pleasant handwriting style and the current work in their books shows they have a secure grasp of grammar, punctuation and spelling for their age. They make good progress from their starting points at the beginning of Year 1. You recognise that some children in the early years have not made as much progress with their writing and reading as you expected this year and that more should be reaching the expected standard. Governors are enthusiastic and supportive. They visit the school regularly to check on aspects of the school’s work. They produce reports that are discussed at meetings of the governing body but they do not always follow up and rigorously check on the impact of leaders’ actions. You provide the governing body with a comprehensive range of understandable information about the school. Currently, however, governors do not challenge you enough about this information so that they can hold you to account and contribute to further improvement. You work collaboratively with schools that are part of a local teaching school alliance. This enables you, other leaders and staff to share their expertise with others and to learn from effective practice elsewhere. Safeguarding is effective. Your commitment to keeping children safe has ensured that staff in the school are fully aware of their responsibilities in ensuring that the school is a safe and caring environment for pupils. Safeguarding arrangements are fit for purpose and records are detailed and of a high quality. You are tenacious in ensuring that pupils receive the help and support they need in a timely manner. All staff have regular and upto-date training to understand their responsibilities in keeping pupils safe. As a result, they are vigilant and are clear about what they should do if they have a concern. Leaders and the governing body ensure that there are robust systems in place for recruitment and induction of new staff. You undertake regular safeguarding audits and use these to improve your practice further. You involve governors closely in this so that the governing body can check that the school is doing what it should.

Ashbrook Infant School Parent Reviews



87% Parents Recommend This School
Strongly Agree 77% Agree 17% Disagree 3% Strongly Disagree 3% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>77, "agree"=>17, "disagree"=>3, "strongly_disagree"=>3, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 30 responses up to 05-03-2018
Strongly Agree 80% Agree 13% Disagree 3% Strongly Disagree 3% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>80, "agree"=>13, "disagree"=>3, "strongly_disagree"=>3, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 30 responses up to 05-03-2018
Strongly Agree 77% Agree 10% Disagree 7% Strongly Disagree 7% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>77, "agree"=>10, "disagree"=>7, "strongly_disagree"=>7, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 30 responses up to 05-03-2018
Strongly Agree 80% Agree 7% Disagree 13% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>80, "agree"=>7, "disagree"=>13, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 30 responses up to 05-03-2018
Strongly Agree 73% Agree 13% Disagree 7% Strongly Disagree 7% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>73, "agree"=>13, "disagree"=>7, "strongly_disagree"=>7, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 30 responses up to 05-03-2018
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 30 responses up to 05-03-2018
Strongly Agree 70% Agree 30% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>70, "agree"=>30, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 30 responses up to 05-03-2018
Strongly Agree 57% Agree 23% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 20% {"strongly_agree"=>57, "agree"=>23, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>20} Figures based on 30 responses up to 05-03-2018
Strongly Agree 73% Agree 13% Disagree 3% Strongly Disagree 7% Don't Know 3% {"strongly_agree"=>73, "agree"=>13, "disagree"=>3, "strongly_disagree"=>7, "dont_know"=>3} Figures based on 30 responses up to 05-03-2018
Strongly Agree 80% Agree 3% Disagree 7% Strongly Disagree 10% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>80, "agree"=>3, "disagree"=>7, "strongly_disagree"=>10, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 30 responses up to 05-03-2018
Strongly Agree 67% Agree 20% Disagree 7% Strongly Disagree 7% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>67, "agree"=>20, "disagree"=>7, "strongly_disagree"=>7, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 30 responses up to 05-03-2018
Yes 87% No 13% {"yes"=>87, "no"=>13} Figures based on 30 responses up to 05-03-2018

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