Charles Darwin Community Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

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Darwin Street
Castle
Northwich
CW8 1BN
0160675194
Pupils
366
Ages
4 - 11
Gender
Mixed
Type
Community school
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(29/6/21)
Full Report - All Reports
79%
NATIONAL AVG. 65%
% pupils meeting the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics
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You are passionate that Charles Darwin Community Primary School should be a place where ‘learning is a joy’. Pupils, staff, governors and parents believe that you are successful in this mission. The calm, purposeful and positive atmosphere in the school emanates from your determined leadership. You explained to me that ‘people matter most’ and everyone I spoke to at the school concurred that this principle is lived out every day at Charles Darwin. You and your staff always ensure that you listen to feedback, celebrate success and notice when a pupil or a member of their family needs some extra support. Your well-judged actions and relentless approach to school improvement have been effective in raising achievement since the previous inspection. Pupils continue to make consistently excellent progress and attain high standards in mathematics. You have successfully focused on improving reading, which was the principal area for improvement identified at the previous inspection. Teachers encourage and celebrate reading; standards have risen and the vast majority of your pupils leave Charles Darwin well-equipped for secondary education. Your focus is now on improving writing: your staff are united in their work to ensure that pupils develop a wide repertoire of writing skills. You have researched approaches to improving writing and adopted a system to best meet the needs of your pupils. This typifies your approach to school leadership: you consider options carefully, make reasoned choices and ensure that your staff have the training and support to make sustainable improvements.

Charles Darwin Community Primary School Catchment Area Map

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The concentration of pupils shows likelihood of admission based on distance criteria

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.

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.

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