Broad Hinton Church of England Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
110
AGES
4 - 11
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Voluntary controlled 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
(3/5/17)
Full Report - All Reports
73%
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

Broad Hinton
Swindon
SN4 9PQ
01793731262

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. Your hard work and that of the staff has ensured that the school continues to improve under your leadership. The governing body provides unwavering support and rigorous challenge. This has enabled you to establish the right direction for the school and make the necessary improvements quickly. Staff are proud to work at this school and fully support the initiatives that have been introduced over the past year to strengthen teaching. You have an accurate and realistic understanding of the school’s current performance. As recommended in the school’s previous inspection, you have strengthened development planning. Your plans clearly set out what needs to improve further with specific and measurable targets. For example, you identified that progress in writing was not as strong in 2016 as that in reading, where standards were above national figures. As a result, you took prompt action. You have, through focused teaching each day, successfully improved pupils’ ability to write in a lively and engaging way. Consequently, a greater number of pupils are achieving higher standards than previously, though you are aware that there is still more to do in this respect. Following the dip in performance at key stage 2 in mathematics in 2016, you have provided extensive training for staff to extend their skills and develop effective practice. Increasingly, teachers set work that improved pupils’ ability to reason and solve problems, especially using their calculation skills, and standards have risen across the school. You acknowledge that this work needs to be extended to ensure that pupils deepen their understanding in other aspects of mathematics. Parents are overwhelmingly positive about the school’s work and believe that the school lives up to its mission statement – to imbue pupils with a love of learning. This is because you ensure that teachers have high expectations of pupils and a deep understanding of their individual needs. You provide a rich and varied curriculum that includes many opportunities for pupils to excel in all subjects, for example in sports and art. As a consequence you lead a happy school where pupils behave very well and love attending. Safeguarding is effective. You and your governors have created a strong culture for safeguarding within the school. Your safeguarding arrangements are fit for purpose and records are detailed and of good quality. You get to know the families of children who attend Broad Hinton well and keep a close eye on their welfare, especially any whose circumstances make them vulnerable. Events such as anti-bullying week and internet safety training ensure that pupils are well prepared to face risk in society. Pupils confirm that they feel safe and secure in school and are very supportive of each other. Staff receive regular training in the latest requirements for safeguarding, enabling them to be clear about reporting concerns about pupils. Recruitment and vetting procedures for appointing staff follow the statutory guidance stringently. Most pupils attend regularly and are seldom late for school. Leaders work effectively with other professionals, such as the parent-support adviser, to help families sort out any worries and to promote regular attendance. Inspection findings During the inspection I met with you to discuss the school’s progress since the previous inspection. We agreed the following lines of enquiry: how successful leaders have been in improving standards in writing at key stage 2, how well reasoning skills are taught in mathematics, the effectiveness of the school’s curriculum in promoting high achievement, and how well the school keeps pupils safe. In response to the decline in progress in writing across key stage 2 in 2016, you have taken prompt action to strengthen teaching and raise expectations of pupils’ achievements. The introduction of the assessment overview sheets that enable pupils to see clearly what they have achieved and the next steps in their learning is having good impact on raising standards. You ensure that their skills in grammar, punctuation and spelling are developed systematically. Pupils write at length across subjects because teachers present them with interesting tasks. During my visit, we looked at a range of pupils’ books and agreed that, increasingly, pupils write in an engaging and entertaining way. For example, in religious education, Year 6 pupils wrote biographies of famous people, such as Gandhi and Mother Teresa, to good effect, using sophisticated vocabulary. However, pupils do not demonstrate consistently a mastery of grammar and punctuation and few pupils are writing at greater depth. Last year you were disappointed with the results in mathematics at key stage 2. Leaders wasted no time in implementing a new approach by providing additional teaching sessions to ensure that all pupils are suitably challenged. Teachers reorganised their teaching to meet pupils’ needs more precisely. As a result, pupils have developed their fluency in calculation well and have regular opportunities to apply their skills to solve problems. Increasingly, the most able pupils are presented with challenging work that extends their thinking. For example, Year 2 pupils were observed in lively discussions, developing their reasoning skills effectively when deciding where to place different measures of time on their timeline. Also during my visit, we looked at a range of pupils’ work and established that the most able Year 6 pupils are on track to achieve a high standard. However, you and your leaders recognise that there is more to be done to embed this approach, in order to deepen pupils’ reasoning skills and mastery in all aspects of mathematics. You have created a lively and varied curriculum that engages the interest of pupils and inspires them to be successful. Careful consideration is given to individual pupils’ needs and these are well met. Parents praise the extensive range of extra-curricular activities. There is a wide range of opportunities for pupils to learn new skills and excel in areas of particular interest, for example in sports such as ice hockey. You ensure that tasks capture pupils’ imagination and inspire them to achieve well, and I observed some delightful art work completed by pupils throughout the school. Pupils state that learning is fun and enjoy recalling their experiences. An instance of this was the ‘missions to Mars’ challenge in design and technology where pupils had to use their mathematical skills to design and make model rockets. A comment from one pupil summed up pupils’ views on the curriculum: ‘This school has a really good way of linking subjects and making you think hard about your learning.’ Next steps for the school Leaders and those responsible for governance should ensure that: teaching consistently extends pupils’ writing skills so that they achieve the highest possible standards pupils continue to develop their mathematical reasoning skills to enable them to solve more complex problems across all aspects of mathematics.

Broad Hinton Church of England Primary School Parent Reviews



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