Crigglestone St James CofE Primary Academy
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
311
AGES
4 - 11
GENDER
Mixed
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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
(26/6/18)
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

St James Way
Crigglestone
Wakefield
WF4 3HY
01924251048

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. You are a determined and ambitious headteacher, dedicated to providing your pupils with a positive learning experience. You have a clear vision for the school and the changing community it serves. You and your senior leadership team have developed strong relationships with staff and established an ethos of high expectations. Staff support you well in school improvement priorities. They feel a shared responsibility for their own achievement. Staff have a great deal of respect for you and appreciate the time you commit to their well-being. Pupils enjoy coming to school every day, and this is reflected in their high level of attendance. They appreciate the broad range of activities offered by the new curriculum. Pupils noted that most lessons are fun, engaging and motivating. Teachers give them ‘the power to keep going and not give up’. Pupils are aware of the progress they are making and know what they should do to improve their work. They understand the rewards that are available to them when they work hard and behave according to the high standards you set. Since the last inspection, you and your leaders have taken effective action to improve the quality of teaching and learning. There is strong practice of support and training for identified areas of development. Teachers work with their peers to share and improve their skills. The curriculum supports the strong progress of writing through the use of book-based themes. The impact of the new curriculum is yet to be fully realised. The first indicators are positive for the outcomes and progress of pupils. This initiative will need time to appreciate its full impact. You identify that it will be essential for you to review the curriculum and further develop it where necessary. In planning for the future, you have already identified an area for further consideration. Middle leadership development will ensure that you increase management capacity. This will allow you to continue to lead the school in an ambitious and inspirational way. Safeguarding is effective. The leadership team has ensured that all safeguarding arrangements are fit for purpose. The school has a safeguarding culture in which all staff see it as their responsibility to keep children safe. Leaders ensure that all relevant checks required for those working with children are in place. All staff receive regular and effective training and are up to date with current legislation. They are clear and confident on procedures they must follow if they have any concerns. Pupils understand how to keep safe in and out of school and online. They know the importance of staying safe and reflect on the teaching they have had. Pupils know how to keep healthy. The healthy eating week that has taken place has had a positive impact. Pupils are knowledgeable about what they should eat and drink. Pupils trust adults at school and all have someone they can talk to if necessary. Parents and carers are confident that their children are safe at the school. Behaviour around school is good. Some older pupils train as Barnardo’s equality ambassadors (BEAM ambassadors) to provide support for other pupils. Pupils noted that, ‘We are professionally trained to stop worries and deal with issues.’ This peer working is valued by other pupils. Inspection findings Leaders have worked tirelessly to improve attendance over time. Pupils’ attendance has been consistently above the national average. Communication with parents is positive, and support is in place for those who need it. Pupils actively want to attend school as they enjoy the education they receive. Teachers and teaching support assistants are successfully improving provision. There are now a wide range of topics that are of interest to all groups of pupils. These topics are encouraging all pupils to write with a purpose. ‘The Big Question’ encourages pupils to think about their writing. They can then plan, draft and edit their written work as necessary. Assessment information and work in pupils’ books show that progress in writing is improving rapidly. Teachers encourage pupils to be independent writers. This begins in the early years and continues through each key stage. Pupils are enthused by their English lessons and are excited to learn.

Crigglestone St James CofE Primary Academy Parent Reviews



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Strongly Agree 81% Agree 18% Disagree 1% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>81, "agree"=>18, "disagree"=>1, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 79 responses up to 28-06-2018
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Figures based on 79 responses up to 28-06-2018

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Figures based on 79 responses up to 28-06-2018

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Figures based on 79 responses up to 28-06-2018

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Figures based on 79 responses up to 28-06-2018

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Figures based on 79 responses up to 28-06-2018

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Figures based on 79 responses up to 28-06-2018

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Figures based on 79 responses up to 28-06-2018

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Figures based on 79 responses up to 28-06-2018

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Figures based on 79 responses up to 28-06-2018

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Figures based on 79 responses up to 28-06-2018

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Figures based on 79 responses up to 28-06-2018

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