Court Lane Infant Academy
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
354
AGES
4 - 7
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
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SCHOOL GUIDE RATING
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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
(1/11/18)
Full Report - All Reports
97%
NATIONAL AVG. 93%
Happiness Rating

Ofsted Parent View

23.7:1
NATIONAL AVG. 20.7:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
4.1%
NATIONAL AVG. 8.2%
Persistent Absence
8.5%
NATIONAL AVG. 20.9%
Pupils first language
not English
14.7%
NATIONAL AVG. 20.8%
Free school meals
12.1%
NATIONAL AVG. 12.6%
Pupils with SEN support
Hilary Avenue
Cosham
Portsmouth
PO6 2PP
02392378890

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. You lead an ambitious, happy and hardworking school where pupils and staff strive continuously to live out the school’s values of ‘believe, inspire, achieve’. The leadership team has high expectations of what pupils know and can do. This is matched effectively with well-targeted actions to address aspects of the school’s work that need to be developed further. Pupils say that they love coming to school. They talk openly and enthusiastically about their learning and their enjoyment of lessons and playtime. Pupils described their school as ‘brilliant, fantastic and fun’. They are very well behaved, move around the building sensibly and use equipment carefully. In lessons, pupils maintain their concentration well and pay full attention to the guidance that adults offer them. Consequently, they achieve well. The vast majority of parents are overwhelmingly positive about the caring and positive ethos at the school. I was told, for example, ‘We moved to get in to the school and are delighted with its warm feel.’ Parents say that their children are happy and enjoy learning. They feel that the staff provide good support for their children. Governors and the University of Chichester (Multi) Academy Trust have an in-depth knowledge of the school’s work. They keep their skills up to date and attend regular training to do so. Governors ensure that leaders provide them with high-quality information on the school’s effectiveness. Governors and trustees use this information, as well as their own skills and knowledge, to hold leaders to account effectively. Leaders have tackled effectively the areas for improvement identified at the previous inspection. You have ensured that teaching typically meets the needs of pupils and learning moves on well. Pupils’ books show how you include good opportunities to develop pupils’ skills across different subjects through well-planned activities. Middle leaders are a significant strength of the school. They promote consistently strong teaching through precise monitoring of learning and achievement with subsequent effective support. Middle leaders play an important role in ensuring that there is a rich and well-planned curriculum. For example, the Year 1 leader who has responsibility for the foundation subjects ensures that different areas of the curriculum are linked closely together. This means that there are some excellent opportunities for pupils to apply their skills in wide-ranging contexts. You and your senior leaders are aware that pupils’ writing skills are not as strong as those in reading and mathematics. There are times when the quality of teachers’ questioning varies and, as a result, learning slows. Occasionally, staff do not challenge pupils to think deeply enough about how to use their writing skills precisely. When this happens, pupils, especially boys, do not make the progress of which they are capable. Safeguarding is effective. The leadership team has ensured that safeguarding arrangements are fit for purpose and records are detailed and of high quality. Leaders, governors, trustees and staff make sure that safeguarding runs deeply through all aspects of the school’s work. You and your governors carry out all necessary checks on the suitability of staff to work with children. Staff receive regular training and updates so that they are vigilant and understand and implement the most recent guidance. Staff are highly knowledgeable about how to seek advice and support if they are concerned about a pupil’s welfare. Leaders draw on external support appropriately to ensure that your safeguarding policy and practice meet statutory requirements. Swift and appropriate action is taken when incidents are reported, including referral to social services when necessary. You and your senior leaders follow up referrals rigorously. Children say that they feel very safe in school and speak positively about the many adults in school that would help them if they had a concern. You provide pupils with a good range of meaningful opportunities within the curriculum to learn how to stay safe.

Court Lane Infant Academy Parent Reviews



97% Parents Recommend This School
Strongly Agree 59% Agree 38% Disagree 3% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>59, "agree"=>38, "disagree"=>3, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 34 responses up to 15-12-2018
Strongly Agree 62% Agree 38% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>62, "agree"=>38, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 34 responses up to 15-12-2018
Strongly Agree 47% Agree 41% Disagree 9% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 3% {"strongly_agree"=>47, "agree"=>41, "disagree"=>9, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>3} Figures based on 34 responses up to 15-12-2018
Strongly Agree 50% Agree 44% Disagree 6% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>50, "agree"=>44, "disagree"=>6, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 34 responses up to 15-12-2018
Strongly Agree 50% Agree 35% Disagree 6% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 9% {"strongly_agree"=>50, "agree"=>35, "disagree"=>6, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>9} Figures based on 34 responses up to 15-12-2018
Strongly Agree 32% Agree 44% Disagree 12% Strongly Disagree 6% Don't Know 6% {"strongly_agree"=>32, "agree"=>44, "disagree"=>12, "strongly_disagree"=>6, "dont_know"=>6} Figures based on 34 responses up to 15-12-2018
Strongly Agree 41% Agree 41% Disagree 9% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 9% {"strongly_agree"=>41, "agree"=>41, "disagree"=>9, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>9} Figures based on 34 responses up to 15-12-2018
Strongly Agree 21% Agree 18% Disagree 6% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 56% {"strongly_agree"=>21, "agree"=>18, "disagree"=>6, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>56} Figures based on 34 responses up to 15-12-2018
Strongly Agree 44% Agree 41% Disagree 6% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 9% {"strongly_agree"=>44, "agree"=>41, "disagree"=>6, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>9} Figures based on 34 responses up to 15-12-2018
Strongly Agree 50% Agree 29% Disagree 15% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 6% {"strongly_agree"=>50, "agree"=>29, "disagree"=>15, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>6} Figures based on 34 responses up to 15-12-2018
Strongly Agree 35% Agree 38% Disagree 18% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 9% {"strongly_agree"=>35, "agree"=>38, "disagree"=>18, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>9} Figures based on 34 responses up to 15-12-2018
Yes 97% No 3% {"yes"=>97, "no"=>3} Figures based on 34 responses up to 15-12-2018

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