Cradley CofE Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
111
AGES
2 - 11
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Voluntary aided school
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
01432 260926 (primary) 01432 260925 (secondary)

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
(13/12/16)
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100%
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

Cradley
Malvern
WR13 5NG
01886880315

School Description

You and your leadership team have maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. You and your staff have worked hard since the last inspection to further improve many aspects of the school. For example, you and the governors opened a schoolrun nursery in February 2012 which caters for two- to four-year-olds. This has added to, and improved provision and outcomes for children in the early years. The school curriculum has also been greatly enriched. Innovative teaching methods are used to promote pupils’ collaboration, creativity, interaction and independent skills through exciting activities and topics. Parents were fulsome in their praise for the activities offered at after-school clubs, including music, gardening and sport. You place a strong emphasis on pupils’ physical and mental health and well-being. You have employed a ‘children’s champion’ to provide support for vulnerable pupils and their families and successfully gained sports awards, including Sports Mark Gold. The school’s good reputation has spread and consequently numbers on roll have increased. Views of stakeholders are positive. As one parent put it, ‘Cradley is very much a community school and staff and parents work well together to ensure that good relationships are maintained through a variety of activities and events.’ You have appointed a highly committed and able staff team and together you strive to meet pupils’ individual needs. Responses to the staff questionnaire show that staff morale is good; 100% of those who responded strongly agreed that they enjoyed working at Cradley and that staff are treated fairly and with respect. Pupils equally have positive views of the school and say that they can talk to adults at school if they have any worries and that they feel safe. You have successfully addressed the key issues raised at the previous inspection. Early years provision has improved and a greater focus is placed on improving children’s language and literacy skills. The addition of nursery provision has accelerated progress of children. The large majority of children now reach a good level of development and are well prepared for Year 1. However, girls achieve above boys year on year. Writing in key stage 1 has improved and has been consistently above the national average since 2011. You agree that there remains work to be done in raising the level of challenge for pupils, especially the most able, in order to increase the proportion of pupils working at greater depth at the end of key stage 2. Improved teaching of grammar, punctuation and spelling, together with sharper mental arithmetic and further development of pupils’ reasoning skills, also require attention. Together with your leadership team, you have identified writing as a key area for improvement on the school’s development plan and subject leaders have a clear vision and drive to bring about the improvements needed. Safeguarding is effective. Safeguarding procedures are robust. As the designated safeguarding lead, you ensure that staff are fully trained in recognising different types of abuse and aware of the systems and policies in place to raise concerns about pupils. Staff and governors have read and understand the latest guidance of ‘Keeping children safe in education’ and know what to do to ensure that pupils are protected from potential radicalisation and extremism. You are thorough in your recording of concerns raised. While only a small number of serious issues have arisen in your tenure as headteacher, incidents are well documented and referrals made where appropriate to outside agencies. Robust checks are carried out on staff prior to appointment to ensure that they are suitably qualified and fit to work with children. Safeguarding is a standing agenda item in governor meetings and governors have approved funding to improve site safety and security. As a result, safeguarding practice is fit for purpose. Pupils feel safe and have a good understanding of how to keep themselves safe. This is because pupils’ safety and well-being are paramount. Pupils have a good understanding of e-safety and the importance of not disclosing personal information online. They are clear that they should seek adult help or advice if they have any worries and are confident that adults in school will deal with these worries. They understand that different types of bullying exist, but those spoken to say they have never experienced any bullying at school. They reported that minor behaviour incidents are dealt with effectively by staff. All staff and most parents who expressed a view agree that bullying is not an issue in school.

Cradley CofE Primary School Parent Reviews



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Strongly Agree 73% Agree 22% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 4% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>73, "agree"=>22, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>4, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 49 responses up to 15-07-2019
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Figures based on 49 responses up to 15-07-2019

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Figures based on 49 responses up to 15-07-2019

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Figures based on 49 responses up to 15-07-2019

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Figures based on 49 responses up to 15-07-2019

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Figures based on 49 responses up to 15-07-2019

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