Easington Lane Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
303
AGES
2 - 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, 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?

Good
NATIONAL AVG. 2.09
Ofsted Inspection
(31/10/2023)
Full Report - All Reports
42%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
% 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 9% of schools in England) Below Average (About 9% of schools in England) Average (About 67% of schools in England) Above Average (About 6% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 9% of schools in England) UNLOCK Well Below Average (About 10% of schools in England) Below Average (About 9% of schools in England) Average (About 67% of schools in England) Above Average (About 6% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 8% of schools in England) UNLOCK Well Below Average (About 10% of schools in England) Below Average (About 11% of schools in England) Average (About 59% of schools in England) Above Average (About 11% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 9% of schools in England)
High Street
Easington Lane
Houghton le Spring
DH5 0JT
01915171700

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. You have ensured that there are now significant strengths in leadership right across the school and have been honest and frank about the school’s strengths and areas to improve. Your rigorous and robust self-evaluation forms the basis for detailed plans to make further improvements. You have provided a steady and experienced hand in guiding the school through a period of instability in staffing and leadership. Your inspirational and all-encompassing drive and ambition to provide the very best for pupils is infectious. It is clearly reflected in other leaders, governors, teachers and teaching assistants. You have established a dedicated, thoughtful and hardworking senior management team, all skilfully driving improvements in their own area of responsibility. The members of the knowledgeable and passionate governing body are highly motivated to enhance their own effectiveness, and the school business manager plays a key and positive role in many aspects of school life. There is a continuing drive to ensure that all pupils reach their full potential, especially academically, by making the maximum possible progress from their starting points. Over time, pupils have achieved very well, especially at the end of Year 6. In published data, the proportion of pupils reaching standards expected for their age or working at a greater depth of learning has been above that found nationally. The school is regularly in the top 20% of all schools nationally for progress made across key stage 2, especially in reading and mathematics. The proportion of children reaching a good level of development in early years from their low starting points has been steadily rising and now matches that found nationally. You have worked hard to ensure that disadvantaged pupils have the same life chances as other pupils. As a result, the difference between the achievement of disadvantaged pupils and both their classmates and other pupils nationally is diminishing quickly, and indeed is reversed in some year groups. Some differences still do remain, however, as disadvantaged pupils’ progress is behind others. You have effectively addressed areas for improvement identified at the last inspection. As a result of consistently good teaching, the standards pupils attain have risen considerably. Teaching assistants are skilled at supporting pupils’ learning and play a key role in school. You are committed to ensuring that pupils have the necessary skills and knowledge to make a flying start to their next phase of education. This includes improving pupils’ rates of attendance, which have risen considerably over the course of this academic year. A range of rewards and incentives to attend school are bearing fruit, although a number of pupils still take unauthorised holidays in term time. Leaders and teachers have also reviewed and adapted the school’s curriculum to ensure that it meets the needs and interests of pupils. ‘WOW’ weeks at the start of each topic hook pupils’ interests and engagement in learning. New systems are in place to assess pupils’ progress against subject-specific skills. You acknowledge that the tracking of this assessment information is yet to be embedded. Safeguarding is effective. The leadership team has ensured that all safeguarding arrangements are fit for purpose. Staff and governor safeguarding training is up to date, including training to ensure that recruitment procedures are watertight. All procedures and records are of good quality and are regularly updated and reviewed by the senior leadership team. The meticulous approach of the school business manager ensures that records and documents are of high quality. An extensive and detailed online system ensures that absolutely nothing is missed that could compromise pupils’ safety and well-being. All staff are vigilant and quick to raise any issue or concern. Senior leaders ensure that discussion around concerns is a standing agenda item at every leadership meeting. Access to well-written policies and guidance ensures that all adults have a secure understanding of their responsibilities for safeguarding pupils. Work completed by the attendance leader and school business manager is having a significantly positive impact on pupils’ well-being and attendance. The curriculum supports pupils well in maintaining their own safety. Pupils have full trust in their teachers and teaching assistants who look after them and report feeling safe all of the time. They are especially knowledgeable about keeping safe online.

Easington Lane Primary School Parent Reviews



unlock % Parents Recommend This School
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>62, "agree"=>36, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>2, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 58 responses up to 01-11-2023
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>67, "agree"=>28, "disagree"=>3, "strongly_disagree"=>2, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 58 responses up to 01-11-2023
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>53, "agree"=>38, "disagree"=>7, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>2} UNLOCK Figures based on 58 responses up to 01-11-2023
My Child Has Not Been Bullied Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"my_child_has_not_been_bullied"=>71, "strongly_agree"=>10, "agree"=>9, "disagree"=>3, "strongly_disagree"=>3, "dont_know"=>3} UNLOCK Figures based on 58 responses up to 01-11-2023
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>64, "agree"=>33, "disagree"=>2, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>2} UNLOCK Figures based on 58 responses up to 01-11-2023
I Have Not Raised Any Concerns Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"i_have_not_raised_any_concerns"=>29, "strongly_agree"=>47, "agree"=>16, "disagree"=>7, "strongly_disagree"=>2, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 58 responses up to 01-11-2023
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>53, "agree"=>29, "disagree"=>12, "strongly_disagree"=>6, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 17 responses up to 01-11-2023
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>52, "agree"=>43, "disagree"=>3, "strongly_disagree"=>2, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 58 responses up to 01-11-2023
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>60, "agree"=>36, "disagree"=>3, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 58 responses up to 01-11-2023
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>67, "agree"=>22, "disagree"=>9, "strongly_disagree"=>2, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 58 responses up to 01-11-2023
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>62, "agree"=>31, "disagree"=>2, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>5} UNLOCK Figures based on 58 responses up to 01-11-2023
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>66, "agree"=>31, "disagree"=>3, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 58 responses up to 01-11-2023
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>59, "agree"=>34, "disagree"=>5, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>2} UNLOCK Figures based on 58 responses up to 01-11-2023
Yes No {"yes"=>93, "no"=>7} UNLOCK Figures based on 58 responses up to 01-11-2023

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