Ellen Tinkham School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school
PUPILS
237
AGES
3 - 19
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Foundation special school

Can I Get My Child Into This 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
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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?

4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(10/3/20)
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90%
NATIONAL AVG. 93%
Happiness Rating

Ofsted Parent View

6.6:1
NATIONAL AVG. 20.7:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
17.9%
NATIONAL AVG. 8.2%
Persistent Absence
7.2%
NATIONAL AVG. 20.9%
Pupils first language
not English
37.7%
NATIONAL AVG. 20.8%
Free school meals
Hollow Lane
Pinhoe
Exeter
EX1 3RW
01392467168

School Description

Staff at this school care deeply for the pupils. They are united in ensuring pupils get the best possible start in life. The school’s core values that ‘everyone will be the best that they can be, everyone has a voice and no-one is excluded’ shine through. Staff see beyond pupils’ disabilities. This raises pupils’ self-esteem and their belief that anything is possible. Many pupils enjoy school and what they learn in their lessons. Trips and visits make learning exciting. Pupils welcome experiencing new challenges, such as rock climbing and trampolining. Pupils especially enjoy the opportunity for residential visits, for example to South Africa. Staff ensure that the school is a calm and welcoming place for pupils. The school community is built on mutual trust and respect. Staff know individual pupils extremely well and have high expectations of them. They are able to support pupils and help them in regulating their anxious behaviours. This means pupils’ behaviour in lessons and around school is of a high standard. Pupils are confident that bullying is extremely rare and, if it happens, staff sort it quickly.

Ellen Tinkham School Parent Reviews



78% Parents Recommend This School
Strongly Agree 63% Agree 27% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 5% Don't Know 5% {"strongly_agree"=>63, "agree"=>27, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>5, "dont_know"=>5} Figures based on 41 responses up to 11-03-2020
Strongly Agree 56% Agree 27% Disagree 2% Strongly Disagree 5% Don't Know 10% {"strongly_agree"=>56, "agree"=>27, "disagree"=>2, "strongly_disagree"=>5, "dont_know"=>10} Figures based on 41 responses up to 11-03-2020
Strongly Agree 39% Agree 49% Disagree 5% Strongly Disagree 2% Don't Know 5% {"strongly_agree"=>39, "agree"=>49, "disagree"=>5, "strongly_disagree"=>2, "dont_know"=>5} Figures based on 41 responses up to 11-03-2020
My Child Has Not Been Bullied 66% Strongly Agree 5% Agree 7% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 22% {"my_child_has_not_been_bullied"=>66, "strongly_agree"=>5, "agree"=>7, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>22} Figures based on 41 responses up to 11-03-2020
Strongly Agree 51% Agree 29% Disagree 15% Strongly Disagree 5% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>51, "agree"=>29, "disagree"=>15, "strongly_disagree"=>5, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 41 responses up to 11-03-2020
I Have Not Raised Any Concerns 24% Strongly Agree 32% Agree 22% Disagree 7% Strongly Disagree 15% Don't Know 0% {"i_have_not_raised_any_concerns"=>24, "strongly_agree"=>32, "agree"=>22, "disagree"=>7, "strongly_disagree"=>15, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 41 responses up to 11-03-2020
Strongly Agree 61% Agree 22% Disagree 7% Strongly Disagree 10% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>61, "agree"=>22, "disagree"=>7, "strongly_disagree"=>10, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 41 responses up to 11-03-2020
Strongly Agree 37% Agree 37% Disagree 12% Strongly Disagree 7% Don't Know 7% {"strongly_agree"=>37, "agree"=>37, "disagree"=>12, "strongly_disagree"=>7, "dont_know"=>7} Figures based on 41 responses up to 11-03-2020
Strongly Agree 51% Agree 27% Disagree 12% Strongly Disagree 10% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>51, "agree"=>27, "disagree"=>12, "strongly_disagree"=>10, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 41 responses up to 11-03-2020
Strongly Agree 54% Agree 29% Disagree 10% Strongly Disagree 7% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>54, "agree"=>29, "disagree"=>10, "strongly_disagree"=>7, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 41 responses up to 11-03-2020
Strongly Agree 46% Agree 37% Disagree 2% Strongly Disagree 5% Don't Know 10% {"strongly_agree"=>46, "agree"=>37, "disagree"=>2, "strongly_disagree"=>5, "dont_know"=>10} Figures based on 41 responses up to 11-03-2020
Strongly Agree 54% Agree 24% Disagree 7% Strongly Disagree 2% Don't Know 12% {"strongly_agree"=>54, "agree"=>24, "disagree"=>7, "strongly_disagree"=>2, "dont_know"=>12} Figures based on 41 responses up to 11-03-2020
Strongly Agree 46% Agree 37% Disagree 10% Strongly Disagree 5% Don't Know 2% {"strongly_agree"=>46, "agree"=>37, "disagree"=>10, "strongly_disagree"=>5, "dont_know"=>2} Figures based on 41 responses up to 11-03-2020
Yes 78% No 22% {"yes"=>78, "no"=>22} Figures based on 41 responses up to 11-03-2020

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