Dunston Hill Community Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
431
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
0191 433 2757 / 0191 433 2109

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
(17/10/17)
Full Report - All Reports
67%
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

Market Lane
Dunston
Gateshead
NE11 9NX
01914334021

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. Your unrelenting focus on developing the quality of teaching has resulted in better outcomes for pupils at every key stage. Most pupils, including disadvantaged pupils, achieve well across the curriculum. Standards reached by pupils at the end of Year 6 have increased significantly since the previous inspection. A higher than average proportion of pupils reach the expected standard for their age in reading, writing and mathematics. This ensures that pupils are well prepared for their secondary school education. Pupils love their school. They enjoy the breadth of the curriculum opportunities open to them, especially the range of educational visits, such as a recent residential visit to Edinburgh to visit Dynamic Earth. By the time they are in key stage 2, pupils demonstrate exceptionally mature attitudes to their learning. Most pupils behave well. They recognise and appreciate the good support and encouragement they receive from adults to help them with their work. Pupils are proud to serve the school as house captains and school councillors. They feel that they have a voice, through the suggestions box, to make their views known. This has enabled them to influence the choice of clubs on offer after school. Pupils feel safe in school, confident that, where any issues arise, staff are on hand to resolve them quickly. The large majority of parents are supportive of the school. One parent’s comment typified that of many: ‘From the clear passion and involvement by the head in his school, to the fantastic enthusiasm, imagination and dedication of its teaching staff, this school encompasses everything a parent could possibly hope for in their child’s education experience’. Accurate self-evaluation has allowed you to pinpoint the aspects of the school’s provision which needed to improve and to take the right action to address them. Significant investment in the professional development of staff, including coaching provided by senior leaders, has enabled you to grow a strong team of staff who share your vision for the school. They feel valued and are never afraid to ask for support or advice because of the professional, reflective culture which you have established over time. Most middle leaders are fulfilling their roles effectively because they have benefited from working alongside senior leaders to develop their leadership skills. This has enabled them to improve teaching and pupils’ achievement in their subject areas and phases. You recognise that where you have appointed new leaders recently, such as in early years, they require further support to ensure that they meet your high expectations and are fully accountable for the outcomes achieved by pupils in their area of leadership. Improvements to the quality of teaching in mathematics have been particularly successful, resulting in strong progress and above-average standards of attainment for pupils by the end of key stage 2. Similarly, in writing, by the end of Year 6, a better than average proportion of pupils now reach and exceed the expected standard for their age. You have correctly identified that boys’ attainment in writing, particularly in key stage 1 and lower key stage 2, is not as strong as it should be. While you have already begun to address this, you know that there is more to do so that they achieve as well as they can. Over time, you have developed the teaching of reading so that more pupils make strong progress to reach the expected standard for their age. Investment in a new reading scheme and the introduction of ‘reading buddies’ have helped to develop pupils’ love of reading. However, in 2017, fewer pupils reached the highest standard of attainment in reading by the end of Year 6. You have already begun to explore this issue and recognise that it is a priority for improvement. I was particularly interested, in this inspection, to explore the quality of provision in early years and the progress of boys and disadvantaged children. Over time, you have improved the proportion of children making better progress to reach the good level of development for their age. Leaders have also taken effective action so that more boys reach this expected standard. However, you recognise that there are some inconsistencies in the quality of teaching and that more disadvantaged children need to make faster progress in reading, writing and number. Governors are knowledgeable about the school’s strengths and know what needs to be improved. They benefit from good-quality support from the local authority link inspector. This has helped them to validate the detailed information they receive from school leaders, which they explore and challenge. Leaders and governors do keep a check on the achievement of disadvantaged pupils. However, they recognise that they have not undertaken a sharp enough evaluation of the spending of pupil premium funding. This limits their ability to identify which actions are having the most impact. They also acknowledge that they have not kept a close enough eye on the school’s website to ensure that it complies with statutory guidance for what schools must publish online. Safeguarding is effective.

Dunston Hill Community Primary School Parent Reviews



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Strongly Agree 65% Agree 29% Disagree 4% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 1% {"strongly_agree"=>65, "agree"=>29, "disagree"=>4, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>1} Figures based on 92 responses up to 05-06-2019
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