Bishopthorpe Infant School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
160
AGES
5 - 7
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Community school
SCHOOL GUIDE RATING
Not Rated

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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
01904 551 554

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?

4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(31/1/17)
Full Report - All Reports
98%
NATIONAL AVG. 93%
Happiness Rating

Ofsted Parent View

23.3:1
NATIONAL AVG. 20.7:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
Small Data Set
NATIONAL AVG. 8.2%
Persistent Absence
1.9%
NATIONAL AVG. 20.9%
Pupils first language
not English
4.4%
NATIONAL AVG. 20.8%
Free school meals
6.2%
NATIONAL AVG. 12.6%
Pupils with SEN support
Sim Balk Lane
Bishopthorpe
York
YO23 2QQ
01904707506

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. You have created a positive learning culture within the staff team by sharing responsibilities, increasing accountability and giving staff ownership of systems and routines. As a result, staff morale is high and together you take collective responsibility for pupils’ outcomes. Pupils make good progress and achieve standards which are above the national average and are improving each year. The school’s greatest challenge at present is to sustain its high standards and continue improving while managing a period of staffing instability. Consequently you are keen to further develop the new team leader roles. These leadership positions are critical in effectively supporting the new teachers in school and continuing to improve the quality of teaching. At the previous inspection, leaders were challenged to improve the provision for early years, both inside and out, so that there were increased opportunities for children to develop their knowledge and skills. In response, governors have invested in development of the outdoor area and in providing a wider range of general resources throughout the provision. Coupled with the focus on training for staff in the early years, this has resulted in a more purposeful learning environment where children are producing a higher standard of work. The proportion of pupils reaching the expected standard at the end of Reception has increased as a consequence.

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