Betty Layward Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
434
AGES
3 - 11
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Community 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 2021, ONS
020 8820 7397 / 7398 / 7489 / 7197

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?

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NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(1/5/18)
Full Report - All Reports
71%
NATIONAL AVG. 65%
% 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 10% of schools in England) Below Average (About 8% of schools in England) Average (About 67% of schools in England) Above Average (About 5% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 10% of schools in England) UNLOCK Well Below Average (About 10% of schools in England) Below Average (About 7% of schools in England) Average (About 64% of schools in England) Above Average (About 9% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 10% of schools in England) UNLOCK Well Below Average (About 10% of schools in England) Below Average (About 11% of schools in England) Average (About 58% of schools in England) Above Average (About 10% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 10% of schools in England)

School Results Over Time

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% pupils meeting the expected standard in Key Stage 2 tests (age 11)
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% pupils meeting the higher standard in Key Stage 2 tests (age 11)

These results over time show historic performance for key exam results. We show pre-pandemic results as the fairest indicator of whether performance is up, down or stable

Clissold Road
Hackney
London
N16 9EX
02072497111

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. After a period of turbulence, with several changes of headteacher, you were appointed and quickly established a clear sense of purpose. You have worked hard to develop the senior and middle leaders, and this has strengthened the leadership of the school. You and your team have a secure knowledge of the strengths and weaknesses of the school. Strategies for improvement have been effective and, as a result, the school is improving. However, you are not complacent and agree that there is more work to be done. For example, you rightly identify the need to deepen learning in more subjects across the curriculum. The school is a caring environment where pupils’ well-being is a priority and everyone is valued. As a result, pupils are courteous and polite and behave very well. They welcome visitors warmly and are keen to talk about the school. Pupils are proud of their school. They are caring and are quick to support each other if there is a difficulty. As one pupil put it, ‘I love this school because we are all one big happy family.’ The overwhelming majority of parents agree, with one parent saying, ‘The school is an incredibly positive, warm and fun educational environment.’ Pupils work hard in lessons and are keen to learn. They have a good understanding of the expectations of their teachers and respond enthusiastically. They enjoy their learning, and work well together. Their strong personal development contributes well to the progress they make across the curriculum.

Betty Layward Primary School Parent Reviews



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“Highly Recommended”

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"> Betty Layward is a fantastic school. The standard in N16 is generally high but I have to say the community of parents and the Headteacher are great. They retain young, mobile teaching staff well and even when they do replace they attract great teachers. My son has been at the school since 2013 and it did go through a challenging period. However, the kids were always happy, engaged and learning even during tough times! The new Head is fantastic, the parents remain a committed, wonderful community and I cannot recommend it enough.
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Strongly Agree 80% Agree 18% Disagree 2% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>80, "agree"=>18, "disagree"=>2, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 168 responses up to 03-05-2018
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Figures based on 168 responses up to 03-05-2018

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Figures based on 168 responses up to 03-05-2018

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Figures based on 168 responses up to 03-05-2018

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Figures based on 168 responses up to 03-05-2018

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Figures based on 168 responses up to 03-05-2018

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Figures based on 168 responses up to 03-05-2018

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Figures based on 168 responses up to 03-05-2018

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Figures based on 168 responses up to 03-05-2018

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Figures based on 168 responses up to 03-05-2018

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Figures based on 168 responses up to 03-05-2018

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Figures based on 168 responses up to 03-05-2018

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