Castleford Wheldon Infant School and Nursery
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
School Guide Rating
Not Rated


Francis Street
Castleford
WF10 1HF
01977553528
Pupils
157
Ages
3 - 7
Gender
Mixed
Type
Community school
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(25/4/19)
Full Report - All Reports
98%
NATIONAL AVG. 92%
Happiness Rating

Ofsted Parent View

21.1:1
NATIONAL AVG. 20.7:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
18.4%
NATIONAL AVG. 8.2%
Persistent Absence
5.6%
NATIONAL AVG. 21.2%
Pupils first language
not English
16.9%
NATIONAL AVG. 16.8%
Free school meals
10.5%
NATIONAL AVG. 12.6%
Pupils with SEN support

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. You have reinvigorated the school after taking up the post of headteacher in September 2018. Your clarity of vision and high aspirations for the pupils and staff are having an extremely positive impact on improvements in outcomes and practice. Although you know there is more to be done and difficult staffing decisions to be made, you have included the staff and governors in the process. You have begun to unlock the creativity of the staff. They are now more confident in developing their areas of responsibility, and more secure in trying out new ways of doing things. Your observations of teaching and learning are accurate, and you always give highquality advice as to how teachers can improve what they are doing. Sometimes, expectations are not as high as they could be for all pupils, but you are effectively addressing this as a whole-staff focus. Your introduction of a whole-school approach to teaching phonics and reading is showing a remarkable impact for all pupils, especially boys and those who are disadvantaged. The outcomes in these areas are strong and beginning to impact on the quality of writing too. This has also enabled the pupils who did not achieve a good level of development at the end of the Reception Year last year to start to catch up quickly. Outcomes in mathematics are also showing excellent improvements, with pupils demonstrating their good knowledge and application of skills in the lessons we observed together.

Castleford Wheldon Infant School and Nursery Catchment Area Map

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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 areas from which pupils are admitted to a school can change from year to year to reflect the number of siblings and pupils admitted under high priority admissions criteria.

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  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.

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