Ecclesall Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
597
AGES
4 - 11
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Community school
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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
(30/1/18)
Full Report - All Reports
79%
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)
High Storrs Road
Ecclesall
Sheffield
S11 7LG
01142663137

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. Based on the evidence gathered during this short inspection, I am of the opinion that the school has demonstrated strong practice and marked improvement in certain areas. This may indicate that the school is improving towards being outstanding. Therefore, I am recommending that the school’s next inspection be a section 5 inspection. Your positive, can-do approach effectively underpins all the actions that the school undertakes. This means there are always improvements being made, whether to the curriculum, or the environment. Your accurate self-assessment and responsive school development plan reflects this. Governors are passionate about the school. They use the high-quality, accessible information provided and analyse this incisively. As a result, they know exactly the right questions to ask to make sure they fully understand the challenges and achievements of the school. Most pupils make strong progress and, as a result, an increasingly significant proportion are achieving standards above those expected for their age. Behaviour is exceptionally good. Pupils are always focused on learning, because teachers make lessons interesting and fun. There are very few low-level behaviour incidents recorded and these are quickly resolved, working with the pupils and their parents. Teachers are skilled at challenging the pupils to think more deeply and critically. They are adept at knowing when to intervene, and when to allow the pupils to think through problems on their own. However, you have already identified that there is more work to be done to ensure this happens all the time, for all pupils. You have ensured that disruption to the school, pupils and parents has been minimal during the large-scale building works which are currently ongoing. Indeed, you have seamlessly integrated this into the curriculum. Safeguarding is effective. Parents are appreciative of the steps you take to make sure pupils are safe. They particularly welcome the drop-in sessions you organise with other professionals. Meetings with experts, such as educational psychologists and family support workers, enable them to informally talk to specialists about any concerns they may have. They also welcome the talks given by specialists regarding how to keep their children safe from abuse. Parents and pupils are very confident that any concerns they may have will be swiftly addressed. They know that you and your senior management are always available to talk to if they have any worries. All the relevant records and paperwork relating to safeguarding are of a high standard, and you have welcomed external agencies checking to make sure that these remain so. Governors have completed safer recruitment training, and records show that the correct processes are effectively followed. During this period of expansion, there are extensive building works at the school. As a priority, you addressed all concerns before the contractors began work to ensure that the pupils, staff and parents were safe. Parents, spoken to during the inspection, said they were very happy about the safety of their children, and how the already effective systems had been further enhanced. Inspection findings You have designed and implemented a detailed and accurate process to monitor and analyse the progress of all pupils. Within this, you can identify all pupils individually, including those very few pupils who are eligible for the pupil premium. This means that you can evaluate the effectiveness of individual support plans and adapt and change these if they are not as effective as expected. The detailed analysis, undertaken by all staff, is regularly monitored and challenged by senior management. Consequently, all pupils’ progress is maximised; those whose progress falters are swiftly identified, and barriers addressed. You have further refined the reporting and recording so that it is very accessible and understandable. This means that governors have a clear picture of how well the school is performing overall and, for specific groups, it enables them to clearly focus their questioning and challenge. Using the knowledge from this analysis, you rigorously monitor planning. Your priority is in ensuring that this accelerates learning; that interventions are effective and there is a focus on individual needs. You ensure that extension activities give opportunities for all children to master skills across the curriculum. The rich curriculum challenges pupils and children effectively. Writing is a strength. For instance, in the early years children write their own versions of the traditional stories, such as ‘The three little pigs’ and ‘Goldilocks and the three bears’. They use their knowledge of the sounds letters make to spell unknown words and can explain the difference between di- and tri-graphs. By Year 1, pupils are producing high-quality extended pieces of writing. For instance, they retell their own versions of ‘The gruffalo’ and, in Year 2, they develop research skills to record facts about living in the Victorian era. Pupils’ work across the year groups demonstrates a development of skills and understanding in science and the wider curriculum. Individual needs are exceptionally well met. Teachers plan to meet the individual needs of pupils who have special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities, and these pupils are fully included within lessons. They are very proud of their achievements and confidently share and talk about their work. For instance, they were happy to discuss their writing of a descriptive piece about Florence Nightingale, using technology to ensure success. There are extremely strong relationships between staff and parents. Parents, spoken to during the inspection, said how secure they felt in these relationships and know that staff will always make time to talk with them should they have any issues or questions. One parent commented that ‘Communication had been brilliant!’ Parents talked positively about the ideas staff have given them in how to support their children’s learning at home. They were also very impressed by the invitations to be involved, from formal parents’ evenings to a range of workshops. Parents welcome the sessions to work with their children during the day and at weekends, in activities such as den building, and some informationsharing directed at adults in the evenings, such as how the school teaches the curriculum and phonics. They talked about how inclusive the school was for children who have SEN and/or disabilities, and the support the school offers for the whole family. Next steps for the school Leaders and those responsible for governance should ensure that: all pupils, at all times, try hard, love the challenge of learning and become curious, interested learners to develop, consolidate and deepen their knowledge, understanding and skills. I am copying this letter to the chair of the governing body, the regional schools commissioner and the director of children’s services for Sheffield. This letter will be published on the Ofsted website.

Ecclesall Primary School Parent Reviews



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Strongly Agree 80% Agree 18% Disagree 1% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 1% {"strongly_agree"=>80, "agree"=>18, "disagree"=>1, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>1} Figures based on 121 responses up to 13-03-2019
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