Branfil Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
602
AGES
4 - 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
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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
(15/11/18)
Full Report - All Reports
75%
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

Cedar Avenue
Upminster
RM14 2LW
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School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. Following your appointment in September 2016, you acted decisively to raise expectations and reverse the decline in pupils’ outcomes. Crucially, you have made sure that pupils receive effective teaching and are challenged to aim high. You have developed a team of skilled leaders, who have helped you to realise your vision for the school. Under your leadership, pupils now make good progress and typically attain standards that are at least in line with their peers nationally by the end of key stages 1 and 2. You are determined that the improvements you have overseen are maintained. This is evident in your accurate evaluation of the school’s effectiveness and plans for development. You have made many changes since taking up post. Your decision-making has been focused on strategies that will make the most difference to how well pupils learn. The Branfil ‘Teaching and learning handbook’ provides clear guidance for staff on what you expect. Alongside this, you have invested in professional development opportunities for staff, including middle leaders. You encourage staff to share effective practice and use research to identify what could be improved further. Staff were positive about how you hold them to account for pupils’ outcomes but match this with helpful support and guidance. Equally, staff spoke highly of how you manage change, including seeking their views and taking their well-being into consideration.

Branfil Primary School Parent Reviews



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Strongly Agree 72% Agree 25% Disagree 3% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>72, "agree"=>25, "disagree"=>3, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 173 responses up to 08-01-2019
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Figures based on 173 responses up to 08-01-2019

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Figures based on 173 responses up to 08-01-2019

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Figures based on 173 responses up to 08-01-2019

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Figures based on 173 responses up to 08-01-2019

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Figures based on 173 responses up to 08-01-2019

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Figures based on 173 responses up to 08-01-2019

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Figures based on 173 responses up to 08-01-2019

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Figures based on 173 responses up to 08-01-2019

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Figures based on 173 responses up to 08-01-2019

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Figures based on 173 responses up to 08-01-2019

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Figures based on 173 responses up to 08-01-2019

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