Church Road Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
433
AGES
3 - 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 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
(28/1/20)
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

Captains Clough Road
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BL1 5RU
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School Description

Church Road is a welcoming and caring school where pupils feel happy, safe and looked after. Pupils behave well as a result of the supportive atmosphere created by staff. Pupils follow the school rules. This helps them take a full part in their learning. Pupils’ positive behaviour is celebrated throughout the school. Pupils are proud when they wear the yellow jumper for demonstrating the school values. The pupils we spoke to told us that there is very occasional bullying in the school, but that staff sort this out quickly. Pupils enjoy their learning. Leaders have high expectations for every member of the school community. They have ensured that all pupils, including those pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), access a wide and balanced curriculum. Pupils are taught about different cultures and beliefs. They appreciate the differences between people. Pupils take part in a range of academic and sporting clubs. These help pupils enhance their learning and develop their character. Parents and carers appreciate the efforts that staff make for their children. As one parent commented: ‘The work ethic I see within school is incredible, the staff are a close, tight knit team, taking the school in the right direction.’ What does the school do well and what does it need to do better? Staff have refined and developed an ambitious curriculum. Across the school, the curriculum is sequenced to enable pupils to know more and remember more as they move from class to class. This has resulted in improvements to how well all pupils achieve. When required, the curriculum is adapted appropriately to meet the needs of pupils with SEND. Pupils are engaged in their learning. They behave well. The work they complete supports them to know more and remember more. Pupils spoke with enthusiasm about famous people and significant events in history and how they apply logical thought when programming sequences in computing. In science they could talk about some important scientific ideas, such as the way light travels, but they were not able to say how they could test out their ideas scientifically. The present curriculum does not enable pupils to fully explore or explain the scientific process. In the early years, children settle quickly at the start of the school day. Parents are welcomed in the classroom. A well-resourced learning environment allows children to develop their knowledge and skills across all areas of learning. Skilled teachers and teaching assistants promote early reading and mathematics well. Activities are designed to help children to learn and to encourage their love of learning. Pretending to be astronauts allowed children to explore language. Picking up creepy Inspection report: Church Road Primary School 28–29 January 2020 2 crawlies with tweezers helped them to improve their fine motor development, in readiness for forming letters when writing. Leaders have made reading a priority. The early reading and phonics curriculum gives children a strong start. Children learn the sounds that letters make and begin to read simple sentences. If anyone falls behind, support helps them catch up quickly. At times, books that children and pupils read are not matched well enough to what they are learning. This stops them from practising new sounds. Leaders are taking action to redress this situation. Older pupils benefit from a carefully planned approach to reading. They read regularly from books written by a wide range of authors and poets. Pupils share class novels that help them to plan and structure their writing. They practise the skills of grammar and punctuation daily. However, they do not join these two aspects of writing together consistently well when faced with a writing task. While they achieve well in the national tests for spelling, grammar and punctuation, they do less well when their independent written work is assessed. Pupils are encouraged to live healthy lifestyles. They know how to keep themselves safe both online and in the real world. They have a range of activities to take part in during the school day and beyond. Pupils enjoy archery, football and dodgeball. They are also able to compete in disability sports such as boccia, which demonstrates the school’s commitment to inclusion. Staff support pupils to become active citizens. The school council raised money to help older people in the community. Pupils accept and celebrate the characteristics that make us all unique. Twice a year, pupils have the opportunity to visit places of worship to develop their understanding of different faiths. Attendance has improved, but it is still lower than that in other schools nationally. Leaders know this. They are working to ensure that more pupils are in school more of the time. Teachers have recently taken on more responsibility for leading their curriculum areas. They received training to help then perform these roles. Leaders take care to manage the workload of the staff and focus on their development as teachers and leaders.

Church Road Primary School Parent Reviews



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Strongly Agree 64% Agree 29% Disagree 7% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>64, "agree"=>29, "disagree"=>7, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 56 responses up to 31-01-2020
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