Bedford Road Primary Academy
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
369
AGES
5 - 11
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Academy sponsor led
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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?

Requires Improvement
NATIONAL AVG. 2.09
Ofsted Inspection
(04/05/2022)
Full Report - All Reports
33%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
% pupils meeting the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics



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Progress Compared With All Other Schools

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Hillgrounds Road
Kempston
Bedford
MK42 8QH
01234851011

School Description

Pupils feel happy and safe at Bedford Road Primary School. Leaders ensure pupils are well looked after. If pupils are worried or are not getting on with their friends, staff make things better. Bullying rarely happens. When it does, staff take it seriously and sort out the issue. Older pupils act as ‘ambassadors’ for their school. They enjoy this role, looking after younger pupils or representing the school in the community. There are a range of activities on the playground that everyone enjoys. For example, pupils and children take turns and share the basketball equipment. Clubs and trips, which were paused by the pandemic, are starting to slowly return. Pupils behave well. They are kind and courteous to staff, visitors and each other. In class, they focus on their learning. Lessons are not disrupted very often as the majority of pupils follow the rules. Adults use a range of effective strategies to help keep pupils’ behaviour on track. In Reception Year, children access a well-designed curriculum. It helps the children gain the necessary knowledge so they are ready for Year 1 and beyond. However, the rest of the school’s curriculum has areas which require further improvement to support all pupils to achieve as well as they could.

Bedford Road Primary Academy Parent Reviews



unlock % Parents Recommend This School
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>63, "agree"=>34, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>3, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 32 responses up to 04-05-2022
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>72, "agree"=>22, "disagree"=>6, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 32 responses up to 04-05-2022
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>56, "agree"=>28, "disagree"=>9, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>6} UNLOCK Figures based on 32 responses up to 04-05-2022
My Child Has Not Been Bullied Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"my_child_has_not_been_bullied"=>75, "strongly_agree"=>13, "agree"=>9, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>3, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 32 responses up to 04-05-2022
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>50, "agree"=>31, "disagree"=>6, "strongly_disagree"=>9, "dont_know"=>3} UNLOCK Figures based on 32 responses up to 04-05-2022
I Have Not Raised Any Concerns Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"i_have_not_raised_any_concerns"=>16, "strongly_agree"=>66, "agree"=>13, "disagree"=>6, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 32 responses up to 04-05-2022
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>43, "agree"=>43, "disagree"=>14, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 10 responses up to 04-05-2022
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>38, "agree"=>44, "disagree"=>6, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>13} UNLOCK Figures based on 32 responses up to 04-05-2022
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>47, "agree"=>47, "disagree"=>3, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>3} UNLOCK Figures based on 32 responses up to 04-05-2022
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>53, "agree"=>41, "disagree"=>6, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 32 responses up to 04-05-2022
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>50, "agree"=>34, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>16} UNLOCK Figures based on 32 responses up to 04-05-2022
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>50, "agree"=>31, "disagree"=>9, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>9} UNLOCK Figures based on 32 responses up to 04-05-2022
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>47, "agree"=>31, "disagree"=>13, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>9} UNLOCK Figures based on 32 responses up to 04-05-2022
Yes No {"yes"=>88, "no"=>13} UNLOCK Figures based on 32 responses up to 04-05-2022

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