Delph Side Community Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
237
AGES
3 - 11
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Community school
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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
(8/1/20)
Full Report - All Reports
68%
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

Eskdale
Tanhouse
Skelmersdale
WN8 6ED
01695721881

School Description

This is a happy school which has developed a key role at the centre of the local community. The school’s values, ‘enjoy, embrace, evolve’, are embedded into each school day and have a positive impact on school life. Pupils feel safe at Delph Side. They have a strong sense of belonging and feel able to share any concerns or worries with staff. Pupils wear their uniforms with pride. They grow in confidence and develop a love of learning as they move through school. They work hard in lessons. Pupils told me that poor behaviour and bullying rarely happen and that staff quickly sort out any problems. Staff have high expectations of pupils. They are committed to equipping pupils with a good work ethic and values that will enable them to make the right moral choices. Parents and carers are highly appreciative of the care and support that staff provide for their children. Every parent who responded to Parent View, Ofsted’s online questionnaire, would recommend the school. One parent captured the views of many when writing, ‘I cannot praise this school enough. You only have to look at the children’s faces each morning to see how much they love their school.’ What does the school do well and what does it need to do better? This school is well led. Staff are fully supportive of the leadership team. All those who responded to the staff survey said that the school has improved since the previous inspection. They also said that leaders do all they can to ensure the school has a motivated, respected and effective teaching staff. Pupils achieve well in reading. From their first days in school they are introduced to books and stories and begin to learn what it takes to become a successful reader. The phonics curriculum is well ordered. Teachers deliver the phonics programme well. Staff ensure that good support is provided for any child or pupil who struggles to develop their early reading skills. Teachers across the school ensure that pupils read regularly. They keep a close check on pupils’ progress and introduce them to a wide range of literature. Older pupils read regularly and have an excellent knowledge of different authors and book types. The mathematics curriculum is well organised. This helps pupils to develop their mathematical knowledge and understanding in an ordered way. Many of the pupils that I met with told me how much they enjoy mathematics. Pupils work hard in lessons and are able to develop and apply their mathematical knowledge with increasing confidence as they move through the school. Pupils achieve well in mathematics at the end of key stage 2. At Delph Side, pupils study a broad range of subjects in line with the national curriculum. However, leaders recognise that improvements are needed in some subjects. Leaders have planned the curriculum based on the key knowledge they want pupils to know. However, leaders have not yet identified exactly what pupils are expected to learn by the end of each year group. As a result, there are gaps in pupils’ learning, and it is not clear how their knowledge will build over time. One of the school’s major strengths is the way that staff support pupils’ personal development. Teachers model the school’s strong moral values each day, and pupils behave well during lessons and breaktimes. Residential trips and a variety of after-school sports clubs provide opportunities for pupils to develop their confidence and skills. Staff are also well trained to support pupils’ mental health. The school’s ‘Happy Hangout’ room provides a haven for pupils who are experiencing anxiety or personal difficulties. Leaders and teachers ensure that pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) learn well. They have a thorough understanding of the individual needs of these pupils, and they make sure that they are supported in a way that helps them to access the same learning opportunities as other pupils. Staff provide highly effective and sensitive support for pupils with complex learning difficulties. Leaders have worked successfully to improve pupils’ attendance. Good attendance is celebrated. This encourages pupils to attend regularly. Overall attendance improved last year and was around the national average. However, there are still too many pupils who are persistently absent. This has a negative impact on the progress they make across the school. The early years curriculum is broad and carefully designed to cover all areas of learning. Staff make regular checks on children’s development, focusing in particular on pupils’ early reading and communication skills. Staff also provide good levels of care and support, which helps children to develop into confident learners.

Delph Side Community Primary School Parent Reviews



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Strongly Agree 88% Agree 8% Disagree 4% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>88, "agree"=>8, "disagree"=>4, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 26 responses up to 08-01-2020
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