Balfour Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

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Balfour Road
Brighton
BN1 6NE
01273507722
Pupils
785
Ages
4 - 11
Gender
Mixed
Type
Community school
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(15/6/21)
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70%
NATIONAL AVG. 65%
% pupils meeting the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics
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Pupils enjoy coming to this school, where they are well cared for. Pupils feel safe at school and say that bullying does not often happen. When it does, staff deal with it quickly. Pupils respect each other and have positive attitudes to learning. They are strongly encouraged to get involved in after-school clubs, such as the gardening club, which gives its produce to be used in the school kitchen. Pupils are also encouraged to lead clubs and activities. Pupils have their own school parliament sessions and know they can make a difference to what happens in school. Pupils’ learning is often linked to the local area’s history and culture. For example, pupils in Year 3 learn about famous Brighton residents such as George IV, Dr Richard Russell and Martha Gunn as part of their ‘Beside the Sea’ topic. However, leaders and teachers do not have high enough expectations of what pupils can learn in all curriculum subjects. Not all of the subjects that pupils learn are well planned. Pupils do not always know and remember the knowledge and skills they have been taught. This is because work is not matched well enough to what pupils already know and need to learn next.

Balfour Primary School Catchment Area Map

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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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