Carnforth Community Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
99
AGES
5 - 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, 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?

Good
NATIONAL AVG. 2.09
Ofsted Inspection
(12/04/2018)
Full Report - All Reports
58%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
% 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 9% of schools in England) Below Average (About 9% of schools in England) Average (About 67% of schools in England) Above Average (About 6% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 9% of schools in England) UNLOCK Well Below Average (About 10% of schools in England) Below Average (About 9% of schools in England) Average (About 67% of schools in England) Above Average (About 6% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 8% of schools in England) UNLOCK Well Below Average (About 10% of schools in England) Below Average (About 11% of schools in England) Average (About 59% of schools in England) Above Average (About 11% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 9% of schools in England)
North Road
Carnforth
LA5 9LQ
01524732435

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. You provide calm and steady leadership for the school. Recently, during the absence of key members of staff, you have been resolute in maintaining the smooth running of the school. Middle leaders have risen to the challenge of taking more responsibility and are providing effective support for you and other members of staff. You have been extremely astute in the appointment of temporary teachers and, as a result, teaching remains good. Governors have a wide range of skills and are supportive of the work you do. Equally, the governing body is effective in holding you to account and, thus, has a realistic view of the work of the school. The core values of the school are tangible as you walk through the door, particularly those of resilience and respect. Pupils’ behaviour is good. A small number of pupils sometimes present challenging behaviour, but this is well managed. There is an effective reward system in place, and pupils understand what is expected of them in each class. Pupils are polite and well mannered. They say staff are extremely caring and North Road is a happy place to be. One pupil said, ‘school makes you feel good,’ and another said, ‘North Road is a place where you make friends really quickly.’ Pupils’ outcomes in the key stage 2 national tests in 2017, in reading, writing and mathematics, were good. Their progress in all three subjects was strong and the proportion of pupils achieving the expected standard in writing was a particular strength. Outcomes in key stage 1 in 2017 were broadly average in reading and writing, and slightly below average in mathematics. Current work in pupils’ books and the school’s own assessment information show that pupils across the school, including disadvantaged pupils, are making effective progress in all three subjects. This is because lessons are well planned, skilfully delivered and well matched to pupils’ ability. Pupils have access to a wide range of sports. The school benefits from employing a very effective sports mentor. Pupils receive high-quality coaching and they can choose from a wide range of after-school clubs, such as golf, football, netball and athletics. The school promotes healthy lifestyles extremely well. The majority of parents and carers are happy with the education that their children receive. However, some feel that more frequent communication would be helpful. You and the governors are aware of this and have taken steps to ensure more regular communication. At the time of the previous inspection, you were asked to continue to improve teaching and further accelerate pupils’ progress. You have ensured that teachers have continued to have high expectations of what pupils can achieve and that teaching is at least good. You have improved the teaching of mathematics. Pupils better use their reasoning skills to solve real-life mathematical problems, and they make strong progress in this subject. The local authority has offered a range of support over the last year. This support has been successful in maintaining a successful leadership during the absence of some senior leaders. Safeguarding is effective. School leaders and governors have made sure that safeguarding arrangements are fit for purpose and that there is a strong culture of safeguarding across the school. The well-being of all pupils is a high priority. You have taken steps to ensure that staff have received the appropriate training in how to safeguard pupils. Staff have a clear understanding of how to keep pupils safe, and they know what do to if they are concerned about the welfare of a child. All appropriate checks are carried out on new members of staff to ensure that they are suitable people to work with children and these are recorded appropriately. Pupils say that they feel safe. They say bullying is rare and if it did happen they are confident that staff would deal with it effectively. Relationships between pupils and staff are very strong. Pupils with whom I spoke said that staff keep them safe and that they feel secure, including while they are out of school on trips and visits.

Carnforth Community Primary School Parent Reviews



unlock % Parents Recommend This School
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>74, "agree"=>21, "disagree"=>5, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 19 responses up to 06-02-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>84, "agree"=>16, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 19 responses up to 06-02-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>68, "agree"=>21, "disagree"=>11, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 19 responses up to 06-02-2024
My Child Has Not Been Bullied Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"my_child_has_not_been_bullied"=>79, "strongly_agree"=>5, "agree"=>5, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>11} UNLOCK Figures based on 19 responses up to 06-02-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>84, "agree"=>11, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>5} UNLOCK Figures based on 19 responses up to 06-02-2024
I Have Not Raised Any Concerns Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"i_have_not_raised_any_concerns"=>26, "strongly_agree"=>53, "agree"=>16, "disagree"=>5, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 19 responses up to 06-02-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>50, "agree"=>25, "disagree"=>25, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 10 responses up to 06-02-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>53, "agree"=>37, "disagree"=>5, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>5} UNLOCK Figures based on 19 responses up to 06-02-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>74, "agree"=>11, "disagree"=>5, "strongly_disagree"=>5, "dont_know"=>5} UNLOCK Figures based on 19 responses up to 06-02-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>68, "agree"=>32, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 19 responses up to 06-02-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>58, "agree"=>32, "disagree"=>5, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>5} UNLOCK Figures based on 19 responses up to 06-02-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>84, "agree"=>16, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 19 responses up to 06-02-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>47, "agree"=>21, "disagree"=>16, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>16} UNLOCK Figures based on 19 responses up to 06-02-2024
Yes No {"yes"=>95, "no"=>5} UNLOCK Figures based on 19 responses up to 06-02-2024

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