Bessemer Grange Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
663
AGES
3 - 11
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Community school
SCHOOL GUIDE RATING
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How Does The School Perform?

4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(29/1/19)
Full Report - All Reports
75%
NATIONAL AVG. 65%
% pupils meeting the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics



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Dylways
London
SE5 8HP
02072742520

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the previous inspection. You have successfully addressed the areas identified at the previous inspection. The work to ensure that the most able achieve as highly as they can has been a school-wide focus. In most classes, teachers’ questioning is well targeted and deepens pupils’ understanding of the concepts they are taught. Where teaching is stronger, effective modelling by teachers develops pupils’ responses well. Inspectors saw lessons where pupils’ partner talk is used effectively to practise their answers out loud to complex questions. Books seen show that the most able pupils continue to make strong progress and achieve well in reading, writing and mathematics across both key stages. You ensure that staff inspire pupils to work as hard as they can. As a result, pupils in the early years and key stage 1 attain well over time. Your commitment to securing pupils’ academic success is evident. There are clear and focused plans for improvement, put in place following the disappointing outcomes in the 2018 key stage 2 assessments. Leaders have taken effective steps to improve pupils’ progress, particularly in mathematics. This was evident in the books seen through the inspection. Leaders quickly identify staff potential. Investment in their training, to develop the right skills so that there is capacity in the curriculum leadership team, has been successful. The current group of middle leaders are well placed to support teachers with the school’s revised curriculum. They know what they need to work on to ensure that the curriculum is representative of their community and challenges all pupils effectively. Leaders also ensure that staff new to their role or to the school are well supported.

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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 2020, 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 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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