Bowlish Infant School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
School Guide Rating
Not Rated


Bowlish
Shepton Mallet
BA4 5JQ
01749342514
Pupils
108
Ages
5 - 7
Gender
Mixed
Type
Community school
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(15/3/17)
Full Report - All Reports
100%
NATIONAL AVG. 92%
Happiness Rating

Ofsted Parent View

18.8:1
NATIONAL AVG. 20.7:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
4.2%
NATIONAL AVG. 8.2%
Persistent Absence
6.5%
NATIONAL AVG. 21.2%
Pupils first language
not English
26.9%
NATIONAL AVG. 16.8%
Free school meals
8.4%
NATIONAL AVG. 12.6%
Pupils with SEN support

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. Your determined leadership has improved the school in many areas since your appointment in September 2012. In the last two years, a new chair of the governing body has been appointed and so have many new governors. You work effectively with the governing body and so strategic planning is clear and focused on the right priorities. You have created a leadership team which is cohesive and effective. Together, you have been successful in establishing greater consistency in the quality of teaching because of your clarity of purpose. Staff and parents agree that the school is well led. You set a positive example to staff and pupils alike. This has resulted in a friendly atmosphere throughout the school. Pupils have good relationships with staff and with each other; they feel secure and, therefore, they are able to enjoy learning together. You have made sure that communication with parents is good. Pupils experience a positive start to school life because the induction process is well thought through. Teaching is effective and, consequently, pupils are given the support they need to succeed, no matter what their background. When they leave, the proportion of pupils who attain the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics at the end of Year 2 is in line with the national average.

Bowlish Infant School Catchment Area Map

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National School Census Data 2020
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The concentration of pupils shows likelihood of admission based on distance criteria

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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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