Dothill Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
326
AGES
5 - 11
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Foundation 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

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
(23/10/18)
Full Report - All Reports
46%
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

Severn Drive
Wellington
Telford
TF1 3JB
01952386870

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. Since the last inspection there has been a period of turbulence in both leadership and staffing. However, since your appointment in 2016 you have improved teaching, raised expectations and established a strong leadership team. As a result, standards have improved. You have developed senior leaders so that they contribute effectively to improving the quality of teaching and learning, and outcomes for pupils. You have recently appointed new middle leaders so that the leadership of the school continues to grow. You, your leadership team and governors have a clear understanding of the strengths of the school and the areas for development. You continually reflect on your practice and take swift and effective action to ensure that you achieve the best possible outcomes for pupils. Governors have high expectations and are fully involved in the strategic direction of the school. They use their skills and expertise to good effect and, as a result, have had a positive impact on areas of school improvement. Governors regularly analyse data about pupil outcomes and visit school regularly to check the impact of leaders’ work. They offer leaders appropriate support, but also challenge them by asking appropriately evaluative questions about aspects of school improvement. Governors work closely with the designated leaders for safeguarding and fulfil their statutory responsibilities. They keep themselves well informed and up to date with training, and check safeguarding procedures and the school site so that pupils are kept as safe as possible. Governors monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of additional funding, such as the pupil premium and the physical education (PE) and sport premium. They are reflective and forward-thinking, and have organised a review of the pupil premium strategy to ensure that it has a strong impact on outcomes for disadvantaged pupils. Most parents and carers who responded to Parent View, Ofsted’s online questionnaire, and those who spoke to inspectors during the inspection shared positive views about the school. They agree that their children are safe, happy, well looked after and make good progress. Many parents commented on the positive relationships in school and say it is a friendly and supportive school. Parents agree that staff are approachable and sort out any issues. They receive good communication and say they are well informed. A small number of parents expressed some concerns about recent staff changes. However, other parents commented that leaders manage this well, in the circumstances. Pupils are proud to attend the school and speak highly of their teachers. In lessons, they are focused and engaged and demonstrate positive attitudes to their learning. For example, in a Year 5 mathematics lesson, although the work was challenging pupils persevered and demonstrated great resilience. They work together well and willingly share their knowledge and understanding. At lunchtimes, pupils participate in a range of activities. Older pupils support younger pupils in art club, for example, and help them to look after the school’s guinea pigs. You have worked effectively with the local authority and the teaching school alliance to drive school improvement. As a result, you have implemented effective systems to improve teaching and learning and strengthen leadership. You have continued to address the areas for development identified at the last inspection. Teachers now use questioning more effectively to check pupils’ understanding and you ensure that pupils receive specific support when they need it. Pupils have more opportunities to think for themselves and apply their learning, but this is still work in progress. Pupils now have access to a wider range of information and communication technology to support them in their learning. You are continuing to develop school leaders. As a result, subject and phase leaders are beginning to have a positive impact on their areas of responsibility. Safeguarding is effective. The culture of safeguarding is strong. You ensure that all staff and governors are well trained and are clear about policies and procedures. You check their understanding regularly. Safeguarding is a high priority and a regular agenda item in staff meetings. The record-keeping for the recruitment of staff is thorough and clear. Concerns about pupils are carefully logged and appropriately detailed. You follow up concerns in a timely manner and will escalate them further if necessary. The leadership team has ensured that all safeguarding arrangements are fit for purpose.

Dothill Primary School Parent Reviews



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Strongly Agree 50% Agree 46% Disagree 2% Strongly Disagree 1% Don't Know 1% {"strongly_agree"=>50, "agree"=>46, "disagree"=>2, "strongly_disagree"=>1, "dont_know"=>1} Figures based on 113 responses up to 06-02-2019
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Figures based on 113 responses up to 06-02-2019

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Figures based on 113 responses up to 06-02-2019

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Figures based on 113 responses up to 06-02-2019

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Figures based on 113 responses up to 06-02-2019

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Figures based on 113 responses up to 06-02-2019

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Figures based on 113 responses up to 06-02-2019

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Figures based on 113 responses up to 06-02-2019

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Figures based on 113 responses up to 06-02-2019

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