Dean Field Community Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
222
AGES
3 - 11
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Academy sponsor led
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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
(8/2/22)
Full Report - All Reports
40%
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

Cousin Lane
Ovenden
Halifax
HX2 8DQ
01422258258

School Description

Dean Field Community Primary School is a school where pupils are at the heart of everything that leaders and staff do. Parents feel the school has been transformed. One parent summarised the strength of feeling by saying, ‘teachers and staff are incredibly supportive and nurturing to the children’. Pupils are happy at school. Bullying rarely happens and, if it does, they are confident that an adult will sort it out quickly. Pupils play well together. They are proud that they can play any type of game, regardless of gender. However, sometimes a small minority of older pupils use homophobic language. Pupils access a range of extra-curricular activities. They particularly enjoy the Harry Potter and construction clubs. Leaders provide opportunities for pupils to become active citizens. School councillors, junior wardens and eco warriors feel that they make a difference. For example, school councillors ensure all pupils can make friends. Leaders have high expectations for pupils. Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) are particularly helped to achieve well. Adults actively support pupils’ well-being and mental health. Pupils know the motto ‘I really DO matter’. One pupil summed up the views of many by saying, ‘If I have a worry at night, it is okay as I will be at school tomorrow.’ What does the school do well and what does it need to do better? In subjects such as English and mathematics, a well-planned curriculum ensures that pupils build their knowledge over time. Leaders have thought carefully about what pupils, including children in Nursery and Reception, need to know. Pupils study all of the subjects in the national curriculum. They also learn useful skills that will help them in later life, such as how to manage money. In some foundation subjects, leaders have not considered carefully enough the precise knowledge that pupils need to learn. As a result, pupils do not always have the prior knowledge they need to understand new topics. In subjects such as mathematics and English, teachers check regularly what pupils know and can remember. Pupils who fall behind receive help to catch up quickly. For example, pupils in mathematics remember how to multiply fractions well because they have received the precise help they need. In some subjects, such as art and geography, teachers do not consistently check that pupils have remembered the most important parts of the curriculum. This means that some gaps in pupils’ learning are not always identified quickly enough. Inspection report: Dean Field Community Primary School 8 and 9 February 2022 2 Teaching pupils to read is given priority. Pupils learn to read with fluency and accuracy. Teachers ensure pupils have books which accurately match the sounds they are learning. Pupils enjoy listening to teachers read from books which link to the topics they are learning as part of the daily story time. Pupils can choose books from the school’s library to read on their own or with a member of their family. The provision for pupils who have SEND is a strength of the school. Pupils who need additional support work with skilled staff who know them well. There are carefully considered plans in place for each pupil. Pupils with SEND are supported successfully to develop independence and improve their confidence to be ready for the next stage of their education. Children in the early years get off to a good start. Leaders plan the curriculum so that children learn new knowledge and engage in activities that capture their imaginations. At the time of the visit, children were learning about ‘under the sea’. They understood how different animals lived on earth and in the sea. Children were beginning to look at the features of jellyfish and recreating them through art work. Pupils behave well. They move calmly around the school. In lessons, they listen carefully to teachers. Pupils are proud of their written work. Leaders ensure that pupils learn about different faiths and types of families. Pupils understand the rights of the child and the importance of respecting difference. The majority of pupils show this understanding in the way they interact with each other. However, older pupils sometimes use homophobic language. They do not always understand why this is unacceptable. Staff are proud to work at this school. Staff value opportunities to work with other colleagues from a partner school in the trust. This helps staff develop their skills and reduces their workload. Staff who are new to teaching feel well supported by leaders. Governors and trustees know the school well. They make appropriate checks on the quality of education and safeguarding using partners from the local authority. They provide robust challenge and support to leaders. This has helped the school to improve.

Dean Field Community Primary School Parent Reviews



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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 39 responses up to 09-02-2022
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