Dersingham Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
245
AGES
2 - 11
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Voluntary aided 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
(11/1/18)
Full Report - All Reports
70%
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

Admirals Drive
Dersingham
King's Lynn
PE31 6LR
01485540308

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the previous inspection. Your passion for the pupils’ education and the commitment of staff mean that pupils have rich learning experiences that enable them to make good progress. Pupils are very positive about the varied and stimulating curriculum they receive. The school’s exceptional learning environment fosters curiosity and celebrates learning. For example, the long corridor is a visual feast depicting in three dimensions a timeline from the dinosaurs to the space age, featuring costumes, street scenes and pupils’ work. This helps to give pupils a good understanding of the tide of history flowing through their land. Leaders and governors manage the split site highly effectively, going out of their way to reduce the inconvenience for parents and carers who have children in both settings more than a mile apart. Children get off to a very strong start in the early years because the staff understand their needs extremely well and create a calm and inspirational place for them to work and play. Children were intrigued by penguin eggs as part of their topic on a polar theme. They enjoyed building igloos out of sugar lumps. Children can access the resources easily and are encouraged to make their own choices about learning, building their stamina and developing their skills. The public spaces display natural resources in wonderful ways to fire children’s enthusiasm. Leaders’ imaginative and innovative approach to the curriculum is reflected in the furniture in key stage 2 classrooms, where pupils can choose from a variety of work stations to suit themselves. These rooms are furnished in unusual and exciting ways that delight the pupils. Pupils fill their own ‘floor books’, which are oversized, sturdy volumes of work that contain most of their writing across a range of different subjects. The work is of a good quality and often set out creatively, making full use of the space available. The floor books build up over time to show the good progress that pupils make across the curriculum in well-presented and interesting ways. For example, pupils in Year 1 conducted an experiment to answer the question, ‘Why do I have two eyes?’ This was well written up and illustrated. In Year 4, pupils made a design for their own personal Roman standard and explained why it was significant to them. The school has dealt effectively with the areas to improve from the previous inspection. Teachers now share good practice as a matter of course and all have coaching partners to help them become even more effective. The use of additional adults has become a strength of the school. Teaching assistants are well trained and make a valuable contribution to pupils’ good progress. Parents are well informed about their children’s work. They are mostly happy with communication, and most of those responding strongly agreed with the statements on Parent View, Ofsted’s survey for parents. Pupils have very positive attitudes to learning and a real voice. In particular, the pupil governors who make up the learning council feed into the school’s monitoring procedures through making regular observations of teaching and learning across the school. In one class, they saw how the use of red, amber and green cups placed on their desks informed the teacher about pupils’ understanding. As a result, this good practice was adopted across the school. Pupils also run a sports council, a school council and an eco council. One pupil commented, ‘We are entitled to our own opinion.’ In classrooms, pupils show respect to one another and their teachers, work hard and enjoy learning. The fact that work is tailored to their needs and interests them means that they are enthusiastic and willing to have a go. Safeguarding is effective. There is a positive culture of safeguarding that ensures all pupils are safe. A safeguarding team meets weekly to consider particular cases and to share relevant information. The school keeps meticulous records and works closely with external partners. Leaders are willing to challenge other agencies when necessary to make sure that the needs of pupils come first. Staff are fully trained in all aspects of safeguarding, including combating extremism. Pupils said they felt safe in school and this was a view parents supported strongly.

Dersingham Primary School Parent Reviews



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Strongly Agree 71% Agree 19% Disagree 3% Strongly Disagree 7% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>71, "agree"=>19, "disagree"=>3, "strongly_disagree"=>7, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 70 responses up to 19-01-2018
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Figures based on 70 responses up to 19-01-2018

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