Baxenden St John's Church of England Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
206
AGES
4 - 11
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Voluntary aided school
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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, 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?

Good
NATIONAL AVG. 2.09
Ofsted Inspection
(13/11/2018)
Full Report - All Reports
59%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
% 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 9% of schools in England) Below Average (About 9% of schools in England) Average (About 67% of schools in England) Above Average (About 6% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 9% of schools in England) UNLOCK Well Below Average (About 10% of schools in England) Below Average (About 9% of schools in England) Average (About 67% of schools in England) Above Average (About 6% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 8% of schools in England) UNLOCK Well Below Average (About 10% of schools in England) Below Average (About 11% of schools in England) Average (About 59% of schools in England) Above Average (About 11% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 9% of schools in England)
Church Avenue
Baxenden
Accrington
BB5 2RQ
01254234074

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. Since your recent promotion from deputy headteacher to headteacher, you have built effectively upon the work of your predecessor. Staff and governors share your aspirations for every pupil to achieve well in a happy and caring environment, with a strong Christian ethos. You lead the school with determination and passion and are held in high regard by staff, parents and governors. You have a clear vision for moving the school forward. You place importance on professional development to ensure that staff have the skills to drive forward improvements at a pace. You promote the well-being of staff to ensure that they have a good work-life balance. Together with your acting deputy headteacher, you have an accurate view of the school and rigorously monitor the quality of teaching and learning. You put an emphasis on nurturing the whole child. You and your team do this effectively through the helpful relationships that adults have with pupils and also through the work that you do in supporting families. Staff are proud to be part of this school; they feel able to share their ideas. There is strong teamwork among the staff. Through your support and encouragement, they feel empowered to develop their roles in education. Staff morale at this school is high. Parents have confidence and trust in the leadership of this school. Relationships are strong. Parents rightly believe that their children are safe and are making good progress. Parents find the staff approachable and have confidence in the school’s leaders. You are committed to involving parents in their children’s education. One parent wrote: ‘We are so proud of this school and its values, which are carried through into the classroom and beyond.’ As we toured the school together, behaviour was good. Pupils showed respect and demonstrated strong supportive relationships with teachers, teaching assistants and also with each other. They were keen to talk to me. Pupils told me about the range of trips and out-of-school activities that the school provides to broaden their experiences and ignite their passion for learning. Pupils contribute to decisionmaking, for example as elected members of the school council and ‘eco schools’. Older pupils run clubs for the enjoyment of others in the school. Subject leaders are passionate about developing their subject. They have developed their leadership roles through training and support. They regularly monitor pupils’ work, talk with pupils about their learning and provide information to governors about their subjects. Although much work has taken place, the role of middle leaders of foundation subjects is not fully developed. Some subject leaders are also new to their roles. Assessment of foundation subjects has recently been introduced and is not embedded. Governors are ambitious for the school and passionate about the strong church and community ethos. They attend a range of appropriate training and are developing their knowledge to give effective support to leaders. Minutes of governors’ meetings show that governors ask relevant questions about pupils’ progress and performance. Governors act as a critical friend and are beginning to offer good levels of support and challenge. However, there have been recent changes to the governing board, with several relatively new governors. As such, they have not checked for themselves the information presented to them by the headteacher. Safeguarding is effective. Keeping children safe is a priority at this school. You and your committed staff work hard to ensure that safeguarding is of the highest quality. Staff know pupils and their families well and listen actively to their views. All parents who made their views known expressed confidence in the school’s ability to protect and care for their children effectively. The headteacher and governors ensure that safeguarding arrangements are fit for purpose. Training is up to date for all adults who work in school. Frequent training updates, reflecting the latest guidance, are shared regularly with staff. This ensures that they know precisely what to do if they are concerned about a pupil. The school site is safe and secure and visitors’ credentials are checked. Pupils confirm that they feel safe in school and that there is always an adult they can go to for help. Pupils have a good understanding of the different forms of bullying. They say that bullying is rare, and they are confident that any incidents are dealt with effectively. Pupils have a good understanding of how to keep themselves safe. They have a good knowledge of ‘stranger danger’, road safety and staying safe online.

Baxenden St John's Church of England Primary School Parent Reviews



unlock % Parents Recommend This School
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>81, "agree"=>19, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 47 responses up to 13-11-2018
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>89, "agree"=>11, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 47 responses up to 13-11-2018
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>81, "agree"=>19, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 47 responses up to 13-11-2018
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>83, "agree"=>17, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 47 responses up to 13-11-2018
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>81, "agree"=>19, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 47 responses up to 13-11-2018
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>72, "agree"=>21, "disagree"=>6, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 47 responses up to 13-11-2018
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>79, "agree"=>21, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 47 responses up to 13-11-2018
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>51, "agree"=>23, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>26} UNLOCK Figures based on 47 responses up to 13-11-2018
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>83, "agree"=>17, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 47 responses up to 13-11-2018
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>74, "agree"=>23, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>2} UNLOCK Figures based on 47 responses up to 13-11-2018
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>64, "agree"=>26, "disagree"=>9, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>2} UNLOCK Figures based on 47 responses up to 13-11-2018
Yes No {"yes"=>100, "no"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 47 responses up to 13-11-2018

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