Cockton Hill Infant School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
133
AGES
2 - 7
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Community school
SCHOOL GUIDE RATING
Not Rated

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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?

4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(4/12/19)
Full Report - All Reports
100%
NATIONAL AVG. 93%
Happiness Rating

Ofsted Parent View

13.9:1
NATIONAL AVG. 20.7:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
9.6%
NATIONAL AVG. 8.2%
Persistent Absence
2.3%
NATIONAL AVG. 20.9%
Pupils first language
not English
45.1%
NATIONAL AVG. 20.8%
Free school meals
9%
NATIONAL AVG. 12.6%
Pupils with SEN support
McIntyre Terrace
Cockton Hill
Bishop Auckland
DL14 6HW
01388604627

School Description

Pupils enjoy coming to this happy, welcoming school. Attendance is good. Pupils say they are happy and feel safe. Behaviour is a strength of the school. Pupils work cooperatively together. They listen and respond respectfully to each other. Pupils say their teachers are ‘kind’ and will help them if they have any worries. Pupils say bullying does not happen at their school. Leaders have high expectations of what pupils should achieve. They have planned a curriculum which is relevant and memorable for the pupils. Pupils learn a lot about their local area. Learning is brought to life through visits. Staff know the pupils well. The staff team work well together to help pupils learn. They want all pupils to do their very best. Pupils are very proud of their learning. They are not afraid to have a try when they find their work difficult. Pupils try hard in lessons. Staff, pupils and parents are very proud of their school. One parent said, ‘It is clear that the staff at the school really care for the children and deliver a fantastic education in a nurturing way. We have nothing but praise for the staff and the wonderful work they do.’ What does the school do well and what does it need to do better? The leadership team are a strong team. They care for the staff and pupils. Staff morale is high. Leaders have established a culture in which staff support each other and share ideas. Staff appreciate the help they receive from leaders. Staff say they enjoy working in Cockton Hill Infant School. Leaders, including governors, want all pupils to achieve as well as they can. Leaders know the school well. They know what they need to do to improve the school further. Leaders have clear plans in place to make things even better. All staff use a consistent approach to support good behaviour. Pupils generally behave very well. Pupils work well with others and by themselves. Relationships are warm and supportive. Leaders have raised the profile of reading. Staff are keen to promote a love of books. The headteacher has bought new reading books which the pupils like. Staff make sure there are a wide range of books available in classrooms and central areas. Pupils enjoy listening to the stories their teachers read. Pupils talk enthusiastically about stories they have listened to. Phonics teaching is effective for most pupils. Teachers think carefully about the order of the sounds they teach. Teachers explain the links between sounds and letters clearly. Staff pronounce sounds correctly. Teachers know which pupils find reading difficult. They give these pupils extra help. Sometimes, staff do not give enough time for these pupils to blend the words themselves. At times, they provide too much support and blend the sounds for the pupils. Most pupils are keen to read, but a small number of pupils find reading hard. Leaders know that sometimes books are not well matched to the pupils’ needs. At times, reading books contain sounds that pupils do not know. Some struggling readers become too reliant on adults for help. The mathematics curriculum is well organised. Pupils enjoy their mathematics lessons. Teachers give pupils many chances to practise facts, like number bonds to ten. Pupils have lots of opportunity to solve problems. Pupils enjoy working together, talking about their learning and explaining their thinking. The school’s wider curriculum is thoroughly planned. Teaching is well sequenced to develop pupils’ knowledge. Staff have thought carefully about the topics they want pupils to learn. Leaders regularly check that pupils are remembering the important knowledge across subjects. There are many opportunities for pupils to contribute to the community. This encourages pupils to understand the needs of others. Pupils enjoy rehearsing songs in preparation for their visit to a local hospital. Pupils told me, ‘Our smiling faces and wonderful voices will cheer the patients up!’ Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) receive good support. Each pupil has a precise support plan. Teachers know what help pupils need. Support from adults and practical equipment are often used to make learning easier. The early years curriculum is effective. It is carefully planned and sequenced. Staff plan activities to help develop language and communication skills. Children enjoy joining in with rhymes and familiar stories. The indoor and outdoor areas are very well resourced. Staff have many great ideas which excite the children and make their learning fun. Children are very happy. They are confident and independent learners.

Cockton Hill Infant School Parent Reviews



100% Parents Recommend This School
Strongly Agree 69% Agree 31% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>69, "agree"=>31, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 36 responses up to 20-01-2020
Strongly Agree 69% Agree 31% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>69, "agree"=>31, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 36 responses up to 20-01-2020
Strongly Agree 58% Agree 33% Disagree 3% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 6% {"strongly_agree"=>58, "agree"=>33, "disagree"=>3, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>6} Figures based on 36 responses up to 20-01-2020
My Child Has Not Been Bullied 69% Strongly Agree 6% Agree 6% Disagree 8% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 11% {"my_child_has_not_been_bullied"=>69, "strongly_agree"=>6, "agree"=>6, "disagree"=>8, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>11} Figures based on 36 responses up to 20-01-2020
Strongly Agree 47% Agree 47% Disagree 3% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 3% {"strongly_agree"=>47, "agree"=>47, "disagree"=>3, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>3} Figures based on 36 responses up to 20-01-2020
I Have Not Raised Any Concerns 53% Strongly Agree 25% Agree 14% Disagree 6% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 3% {"i_have_not_raised_any_concerns"=>53, "strongly_agree"=>25, "agree"=>14, "disagree"=>6, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>3} Figures based on 36 responses up to 20-01-2020
Strongly Agree 75% Agree 25% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>75, "agree"=>25, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 10 responses up to 20-01-2020
Strongly Agree 50% Agree 39% Disagree 3% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 8% {"strongly_agree"=>50, "agree"=>39, "disagree"=>3, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>8} Figures based on 36 responses up to 20-01-2020
Strongly Agree 61% Agree 36% Disagree 3% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>61, "agree"=>36, "disagree"=>3, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 36 responses up to 20-01-2020
Strongly Agree 67% Agree 31% Disagree 3% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>67, "agree"=>31, "disagree"=>3, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 36 responses up to 20-01-2020
Strongly Agree 69% Agree 25% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 6% {"strongly_agree"=>69, "agree"=>25, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>6} Figures based on 36 responses up to 20-01-2020
Strongly Agree 72% Agree 25% Disagree 3% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>72, "agree"=>25, "disagree"=>3, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 36 responses up to 20-01-2020
Strongly Agree 61% Agree 33% Disagree 3% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 3% {"strongly_agree"=>61, "agree"=>33, "disagree"=>3, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>3} Figures based on 36 responses up to 20-01-2020
Yes 100% No 0% {"yes"=>100, "no"=>0} Figures based on 36 responses up to 20-01-2020

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