Dorney School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
201
AGES
4 - 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, 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?

Requires Improvement
NATIONAL AVG. 2.09
Ofsted Inspection
(27/09/2022)
Full Report - All Reports
57%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
% pupils meeting the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics



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Progress Compared With All Other Schools

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Harcourt Close
Dorney Reach
Maidenhead
SL6 0DY
01628620871

School Description

Pupils are safe because adults care for them well. Pupils enjoy playing and learning together. They respect each other and relationships in the school are strong. The school is a calm and orderly place because pupils behave well. They understand the difference between acceptable and unacceptable behaviour. Staff are quick to identify and sort out any falling out between pupils. Pupils work with each other effectively, listening to each other and debating their ideas maturely. Occasionally, their concentration can wander in lessons. While pupils are generally motivated to try their best, their achievement varies across subjects. Children in the early years get off to a great start, learning to take turns and quickly settling into positive routines. Pupils take the school’s motto, ‘Respect, collaborate, grow’, seriously. They rightly value the wide range of activities the school offers throughout the year, which develops their interests and character. Staff have high expectations for pupils’ personal development. Pupils voted onto the school council and eco council make a real contribution to school life. The ‘school ambassadors’ act as role models to other pupils. Pupils experience a number of different sports, often representing the school in competitions, and also develop their artistic talents.

Dorney School Parent Reviews



Average Parent Rating

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“Fantastic small school with outstanding pastoral care”

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"> I am a parent of two girls in Yr 3 and yr 4 at Dorney School. We feel so lucky to be part of this community. Fantastic staff who really understand students needs. Close community feel and great pastoral care.
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Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>78, "agree"=>19, "disagree"=>4, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 54 responses up to 09-11-2021
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>81, "agree"=>15, "disagree"=>2, "strongly_disagree"=>2, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 54 responses up to 09-11-2021
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>52, "agree"=>37, "disagree"=>6, "strongly_disagree"=>4, "dont_know"=>2} UNLOCK Figures based on 54 responses up to 09-11-2021
My Child Has Not Been Bullied Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"my_child_has_not_been_bullied"=>72, "strongly_agree"=>7, "agree"=>11, "disagree"=>2, "strongly_disagree"=>4, "dont_know"=>4} UNLOCK Figures based on 54 responses up to 09-11-2021
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>39, "agree"=>44, "disagree"=>9, "strongly_disagree"=>6, "dont_know"=>2} UNLOCK Figures based on 54 responses up to 09-11-2021
I Have Not Raised Any Concerns Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"i_have_not_raised_any_concerns"=>28, "strongly_agree"=>41, "agree"=>19, "disagree"=>7, "strongly_disagree"=>6, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 54 responses up to 09-11-2021
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>18, "agree"=>64, "disagree"=>9, "strongly_disagree"=>9, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 11 responses up to 09-11-2021
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>43, "agree"=>41, "disagree"=>4, "strongly_disagree"=>4, "dont_know"=>9} UNLOCK Figures based on 54 responses up to 09-11-2021
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>54, "agree"=>44, "disagree"=>2, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 54 responses up to 09-11-2021
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>39, "agree"=>48, "disagree"=>7, "strongly_disagree"=>4, "dont_know"=>2} UNLOCK Figures based on 54 responses up to 09-11-2021
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>48, "agree"=>46, "disagree"=>2, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>4} UNLOCK Figures based on 54 responses up to 09-11-2021
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>35, "agree"=>46, "disagree"=>9, "strongly_disagree"=>7, "dont_know"=>2} UNLOCK Figures based on 54 responses up to 09-11-2021
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>44, "agree"=>37, "disagree"=>9, "strongly_disagree"=>4, "dont_know"=>6} UNLOCK Figures based on 54 responses up to 09-11-2021
Yes No {"yes"=>93, "no"=>7} UNLOCK Figures based on 54 responses up to 09-11-2021

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