Avondale Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

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Durham Road
4 - 11
Community school
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School Description

Since the previous inspection, there have been many changes in the school. The previous headteacher left the school and the current headteacher took up the role in September 2016. The school has appointed many new members of staff. The chair and deputy chair of the governing body are new to their roles. Many new governors have joined the governing body. The school is larger than the average-sized primary school. An above-average proportion of pupils are disadvantaged and in receipt of support through the pupil premium funding. Most pupils are from a White British heritage and most pupils speak English as their first language. The proportion of pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities is above average. The school meets the current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for attainment and progress by the end of Year 6. There is an on-site breakfast club. Inspection report: Avondale Primary School, 5–6 June 2018 Page 9 of 11 Information about this inspection Inspectors observed learning throughout the school in all classes and in a range of subjects. The headteacher carried out some observations jointly with inspectors. Inspectors scrutinised pupils’ work and listened to pupils read. They met with pupils, formally and informally, to listen to their views. Inspectors observed pupils’ behaviour at the beginning of the day, at lunchtimes, during playtimes and in the classroom. Inspectors held meetings with the headteacher, senior leaders, subject leaders, teachers and members of the governing body. Inspectors also spoke with a representative of the local authority and a consultant who works with the school. Inspectors examined a wide range of documents. These included records of pupils’ progress, the school’s checks on the quality of teaching and reviews of its own performance, development plans, records of pupils’ attendance and behaviour, and safeguarding documentation. Inspectors also carried out a scrutiny of the website. Inspectors considered the views expressed by parents through informal meetings on the playground. Inspectors analysed 61 responses to Ofsted’s online survey, Parent View, and 58 text responses submitted by parents. Inspectors also read 21 responses to the pupil survey and 38 responses to the staff survey. Inspection team Deana Aldred, lead inspector Ofsted Inspector Lesley Curtis Ofsted Inspector Joan Williamson Ofsted Inspector Inspection report: Avondale Primary School, 5–6 June 2018 Page 10 of 11 Any complaints about the inspection or the report should be made following the procedures set out in the guidance ‘Raising concerns and making a complaint about Ofsted’, which is available from Ofsted’s website: www.gov.uk/government/publications/complaints-about-ofsted. If you would like Ofsted to send you a copy of the guidance, please telephone 0300 123 4234, or email [email protected]

Avondale Primary School Catchment Area Map

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The concentration of pupils shows likelihood of admission based on distance criteria

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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 areas from which pupils are admitted to a school can change from year to year to reflect the number of siblings and pupils admitted under high priority admissions criteria.

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.

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