Brancaster Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
42
AGES
4 - 11
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Voluntary aided 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
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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
(20/3/18)
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Small Data Set
NATIONAL AVG. 65%
% pupils meeting the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics



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Market Lane
Brancaster
King's Lynn
PE31 8AB
01485210246

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. The school has been through a period of considerable change since the last inspection. You and the governors have managed this well. The local authority audit in September enabled you to rethink how you ensure that pupils make the most progress they can in key stage 2. For example, you have received effective support from a local headteacher and you have provided helpful training to support staff. Your swift and effective action has ensured that pupils in key stage 2 are currently making good progress in reading, writing and mathematics from their starting points. Consequently, you have successfully addressed the issues from the last inspection. During the scrutiny of pupils’ writing, staff identified that pupils’ written English often reads like their spoken English. They acknowledge that improving pupils’ use of Standard English is an area for improvement. The review of governance that followed the audit provided useful pointers for improvement to the federated governing body. Consequently, governors are more effective in how they support and challenge Brancaster as well as having a more strategic overview of the federation.

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