Bisham Church of England Academy
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

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PUPILS
65
AGES
5 - 11
GENDER
Mixed
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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
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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?

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NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(3/11/21)
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Church Lane
Bisham
Marlow
SL7 1RW
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School Description

Leaders want all pupils to ‘learn, love, achieve and succeed’. They have high expectations and aspire for every pupil to be the best that they can be. Leaders have planned a curriculum that includes memorable learning experiences. These ignite pupils’ interest and motivate them to learn. The school’s Christian values shine through in the way that staff nurture and value every pupil. Pupils feel safe and enjoy coming to this school. They are enthusiastic learners and most behave sensibly in class. Although unkind behaviour happens very occasionally, pupils confirm that staff quickly deal with this. Pupils like the way that ‘everyone knows everyone’ in this small, happy community. They value diversity and show respect for one another. As one pupil explained, ‘The world is a better place when we are all different.’ Older pupils enjoy being collective worship monitors. They are keen to play their part in taking on extra responsibilities and helping out in the school. Parents are full of praise for the care and support their children receive. As one parent commented, ‘My child has flourished since joining this school.’ What does the school do well and what does it need to do better? Leaders, trustees, governors and the local authority have worked effectively in close partnership to secure the sustainability and future of this village school. Good leadership has improved all aspects of the school. Leaders have planned a broad and interesting curriculum. Although this is generally aligned to the national curriculum, the school does not currently offer a modern foreign language. Some subjects, including English, mathematics and science, are planned carefully. These set out clearly what pupils should learn and remember as they progress through the curriculum. This helps pupils to achieve well. However, this isn’t the case in some subjects in the wider curriculum. In addition, pupils learn many subjects for very short blocks of time. This means that some pupils find it hard to remember what teachers have taught them previously. Leaders have implemented a consistent approach to reading that begins from children’s very first days in school. Children get off to a good start when learning to read. Daily phonics lessons and good teaching enable almost all pupils to become confident, proficient readers. Teachers check how pupils are getting on. They are quick to notice and support any pupils who are not keeping up. Across the school, daily story times promote a love of reading. Through other areas of the curriculum, pupils also read and listen to many texts. This not only supports their reading; it strengthens their knowledge in different subjects. In the early years, staff take every opportunity to engage children in discussions. This helps children to build their vocabulary and develop their communication skills. Inspection report: Bisham Church of England Academy 3 and 4 November 2021 2 Teachers plan wide-ranging, interesting topics for pupils to learn. Older pupils enthused about previous topics, like ‘Pompeii’ and ‘volcanoes’. Teachers use their good subject knowledge to plan interesting tasks. However, sometimes they do not take enough account of what pupils already know. Learning tasks are not always aligned as precisely as they could be to what teachers want pupils to learn. Leaders have a well-thought-out approach to identifying any pupils who may have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). They are alert to any pupils who are not making the progress they expect and who need extra help. The small numbers of pupils with SEND in each class are supported well. The school is a settled community, and most pupils behave well. Provision for pupils’ social and moral development is rooted in the school’s Christian values. Pupils are encouraged to show compassion, be respectful and tolerant. They learn how these values are woven and represented in stories from many different faiths. The school’s new relationships and health curriculum helps pupils to learn about how to keep healthy and safe. Pupils know how to stay safe online and understand the concept of a ‘digital footprint’. They know the importance of behaving responsibly and respectfully when online. Before the pandemic, the school provided some outof-school clubs. These are currently paused because of local COVID-19 arrangements. Leaders plan to resume these as soon as it is safe to do so. Trustees and governors share leaders’ ambition and determination. They understand and fulfil their roles effectively. Subject leaders work across the trust so that they can share their expertise and support each other. Staff value the trust-wide training they have received in subjects such as mathematics.

Bisham Church of England Academy Parent Reviews



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