Escomb Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
196
AGES
5 - 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
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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
(17/5/22)
Full Report - All Reports
69%
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

Three Lane Ends
Escomb
Bishop Auckland
DL14 7SR
01388603273

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. This is an inclusive school where pupils thrive in the nurturing, happy and safe atmosphere. You are highly committed to ensuring that pupils develop good personal and social skills and achieve as well as possible. Under your determined and caring leadership, with strong support from your deputy headteacher and leaders at all levels, staff share your vision and work together successfully to share their expertise. Pupils make a very positive contribution to the school through their exemplary behaviour and friendly, caring attitudes towards each other. You have in-depth knowledge of the strengths and areas for further development across the school. Continuing improvement is supported by incisive development planning that is focused on the most important priorities. Governors understand the school’s performance in detail and are highly committed to their roles. Following a recent health check, governance has improved and governors now make sure they are up to date with training and have a full understanding of their responsibilities. As a result, they provide effective support and challenge to leaders. The area for improvement from the previous inspection has been dealt with successfully. In particular, you have brought about an improvement in the quality of teaching by increasing the challenge for the most able and by making the most of the innovative and rich curricular experiences you provide for pupils. You have also correctly identified that experimental skills in science still require further improvement. You have wisely extended the roles of leaders, especially in English and mathematics, and your leadership team has been successful in checking the quality of teaching and learning, which has improved significantly since the last inspection. Leaders now have a clear oversight of the strengths and further developments needed in their subject areas to ensure that school improvements are applied consistently. Their expertise is being used to good effect to increase teachers’ understanding of the expectations in reading, writing and mathematics, for example through presentations and checking of work in staff meetings, and by modelling lessons. You recognise that the leadership of science could be developed further. Teaching in almost all classes is pitched at the right level to enable the majority of pupils to make expected and sometimes better than expected progress in reading, writing and mathematics. Teaching is typically motivating, exciting and interesting for pupils. Parents who responded to Parent View, the Ofsted online questionnaire, are overwhelmingly positive in their views about the school. Pupils, too, were enthusiastic in discussing the many things they enjoy about Escomb Primary. They are proud to be at the school and enjoy taking responsibilities such as VIPs (Voice in Pupils), buddies and Rights Respecting Ambassadors. One pupil summed up his feelings by telling me: ‘Every morning I arrive, the teachers smile at me – I feel happy for the rest of the day.’ The vast majority of parents have every confidence in your leadership and referred frequently to ‘the headteacher’s care and interest in pupils’ and staff’s ‘friendly and welcoming’ approach. Safeguarding is effective. You, staff and governors have established a clear culture of safeguarding in the school. You act as the designated safeguarding lead and ensure that all safeguarding procedures are thorough, well understood by all staff and followed rigorously. Your checks on staff and all safeguarding policies meet statutory requirements. Staff have completed relevant training and are kept up to date with any changes so they know what to do if they have any concerns about a pupil’s welfare. Parents are clear that their children are well looked after and are safe at the school. Moreover, pupils say that they feel safe and they know who to turn to if they have any concerns. The leadership team has ensured that safeguarding arrangements are fit for purpose. Detailed records are kept up to date, and are used effectively to inform actions and next steps. Staff and governors receive appropriate training so that they know how to keep pupils safe from harm.

Escomb Primary School Parent Reviews



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Strongly Agree 89% Agree 11% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>89, "agree"=>11, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 35 responses up to 18-05-2022
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