Ellingham Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

2 - 11
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
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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 areas from which pupils are admitted to a school can change from year to year to reflect the number of siblings and pupils admitted under high priority admissions criteria.

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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% 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)
2017 2018 2019 UNLOCK

% 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

Ellingham Road

School Description

Pupils’ behaviour is good around the school and in lessons. Staff set high expectations and pupils respond well. Staff and pupils listen to each other. Together, they develop a friendly and purposeful atmosphere throughout the school. This has a positive impact on pupils’ learning. Pupils learn how to keep themselves safe and say that they feel safe in school. Pupils’ behaviour and attitudes reflect the school’s values of inclusion and diversity. Pupils are articulate in explaining the importance of celebrating and respecting differences between people. Pupils told us there is almost no bullying but if it does happen, adults deal with it. Pupils had a positive experience of remote education during the national lockdowns. Pupils, parents and carers particularly appreciated the online well-being room, where they could talk to adults, share experiences and do fun activities together. Older pupils all have responsibilities and are proud to act as role models for younger pupils. Pupils are well prepared to move on to secondary school. Leaders organise a range of activities, such as science projects, with secondary school pupils. Although pupils say they will be sad to leave, they feel well-prepared emotionally and academically. One pupil, typical of many, said, ‘Being here has made me a better person.’ What does the school do well and what does it need to do better? The headteacher and senior leaders have ensured that this is a good school. A large number of parents completed the online survey Parent View. Almost all are positive about the impact of the changes on their children. Leaders’ work with different groups in the community is noteworthy and has been shared with other schools and organisations. Leaders make sure that work is carefully planned and sequenced so that it builds on what pupils have learned before. For example, in Year 4 geography, pupils can explain how their previous work on deforestation helps them learn about climate change and its effect on the indigenous people of Brazil. Pupils receive high-quality teaching in phonics, from the early years. Adults do not rush. They revisit sounds often and give pupils time to secure their learning before moving on. Adults check pupils’ phonic knowledge and step in if any pupils are falling behind. Support groups are lively and focused, and pupils make rapid progress. Support for weaker readers continues as they move up the school. All year groups enjoy story time every day. Teachers read with animation and capture pupils’ imagination. Leaders have ensured that the science provision has improved since the previous inspection and is now strong. Pupils can recall and understand scientific concepts. In Inspection report: Ellingham Primary School 12 and 13 October 2021 2 Year 5, pupils can discuss reversible and irreversible reactions. They apply their knowledge to new examples. Teachers check that pupils understand key ideas and adapt the subject plans if they need to. As a result, the curriculum gives pupils a rich set of experiences. However, sometimes pupils are confused about the meaning of words. For example, they confuse ‘scrambling’ and ‘scary’. This is because there are inconsistencies in the way adults teach vocabulary. Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) are well supported throughout the school, including in the early years. Leaders have expert knowledge and staff are well trained. Parents of children with SEND acknowledge how well staff at all levels support and help their child. Pupils behave well and learning is rarely disrupted. Clear procedures are in place to manage pupils’ behaviour if this does happen. Leaders review the behaviour policy regularly and are working on strengthening the rewards for positive behaviour. Pupils’ personal development is a strength of the school. All Year 6 pupils have a leadership role and are proud to help younger pupils and the school community. Personal, social and health education helps pupils know about life in modern Britain. Kindness is at the core of what staff want pupils to learn. ‘Inspiration Week’ is offered to all pupils in the school to develop pupils’ ambition and help them to see that there is no limit to what they can achieve. Visitors include a woman who climbed Mount Everest, a scientist and a theatre performer. Subject leaders have expert knowledge. They are enthusiastic and committed to doing their best for pupils. However, some lack confidence in their role. Leaders and governors have already identified this as a priority for school development and inspectors agree. During the inspection, evidence from staff included a range of views on leaders’ effectiveness in managing workload and communication. Overall, inspection evidence is clear that leaders, including governors, manage staff workload appropriately. However, leaders are sometimes less effective at communicating the purpose of new initiatives and changes and how these fit into the school’s vision for the future.

Ellingham Primary School Reviews

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“Fantastic school”
"> I think this school is fantastic! It has wonderful children and they make learning fun everyday! The teachers are loving and are very kind. The school also has delicious cooked meals, waiting for the children to eat! I really recommend your child/children to go to this school so they can enjoy the wonders of Ellingham!
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