Canford Heath Junior School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

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PUPILS
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7 - 11
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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
(7/12/17)
Full Report - All Reports
69%
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

Learoyd Road
Canford Heath
Poole
BH17 8PJ
01202676393

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. Canford Heath Junior School is pivotal to the success of the trust. You are the operational lead for this school and the three others in the trust. This is a testament to your strength in leadership. The chief executive officer and the head of school support you well. They provide valuable capacity, enabling you to carry out your demanding role. You have made sure that the school is at the heart of the local community. The night before the inspection, a carol service was held outside in torchlight. This type of activity reaches out successfully to parents and carers. Equally, you have concentrated on the learning needs of pupils and have made sure that they do well in their end of key stage tests. As one parent commented, ‘I would certainly recommend this school to others as I feel the teachers work really hard to provide the best for our children.’ This comment was indicative of most of the feedback received by Ofsted. You run an inclusive school. Pupils feel valued and safe. Regardless of ability, pupils enjoy the challenge that you encourage all teachers to offer them. Your ability to train teachers as leaders has meant that several have moved on to positions of responsibility in the trust’s other schools. Good-quality teaching and learning are at the heart of what you do. You have updated the marking and feedback policy to make sure that pupils are provided with ‘next steps’ in their learning. The methodology for teachers is simple and effective. You undertake regular monitoring activities with the head of school to ensure that teachers’ practice is strong. You are providing training for the middle leaders. In this way, teachers are held to account and pupils continue to make effective progress. With the newness of so many staff, you know that there is further work to do in this area to maintain your high standards. Since the last inspection, you have reduced absenteeism. Attendance is higher than the national average and persistent absence is lower. You have employed a new attendance officer for the trust, and she is working well with families that have struggled with attendance issues in the past. Her work has reduced the problems to a manageable case load. Safeguarding is effective. Trustees and the leadership team have ensured that safeguarding arrangements are fit for purpose. Records of recruitment, training and issues of child protection are detailed and of a high quality. Staff receive training on how to keep pupils safe from abuse, sexual exploitation and the influences of radicalisation and extremism. Your designated safeguarding leads work closely together. This is important, given the increasing numbers of pupils with complex problems in the school. Collectively, you make sure that pupils are safe and secure. You and the safeguarding leads work determinedly, yet sensitively, with pupils, parents and external agencies to monitor and support the most vulnerable pupils. Safeguarding arrangements are part of the school’s culture. Inspection findings We discussed the progress you had made in improving the outcomes for mathematics and reading. Although pupils had done well previously in reading tests, you recognised that their skills for drawing out inferences were less secure. You have trained teachers to probe more deeply when questioning pupils. Another aspect for action was pupils’ limited stamina, shown, for example, when they were required to interrogate a whole page, rather than just a paragraph. Pupils are given a variety of exercises to help prepare them for the end of key stage tests. They are becoming more adept at deducing information from texts and using quotations as evidence. For the low-ability pupils, you have trained experienced teaching assistants to work specifically on improving these pupils’ reading skills. It is too early to check the impact of this work. With mathematics, you have analysed the test papers taken by last year’s cohort. This has shown that it is the more complex problems that challenged pupils. Currently, year groups are working on their arithmetic skills so that pupils are fluent in their calculations. In addition, teachers are introducing more questions where pupils have to use reasoning skills. This is now a regular feature of pupils’ work, especially for the middle- and high-ability pupils. You know that teachers must continue to consolidate pupils’ learning in mathematics, as well as extend pupils’ grasp of more sophisticated aspects. This is an area that needs further development.

Canford Heath Junior School Parent Reviews



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Strongly Agree 68% Agree 29% Disagree 2% Strongly Disagree 2% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>68, "agree"=>29, "disagree"=>2, "strongly_disagree"=>2, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 65 responses up to 18-06-2019
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