Fairfield Community Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
258
AGES
3 - 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
(13/2/18)
Full Report - All Reports
71%
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

Rochdale Old Road
Bury
BL9 7SD
01617641559

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. The aim, ‘Happiness and High Standards’, drives the school’s work and characterises its ethos. This is evident in many ways, not least the high level of parental satisfaction and pupils’ enjoyment of school. Pupils like and respect you, and parents and carers are immensely appreciative of your commitment to their children’s education and welfare. The comment, ‘Fairfield provides everything I could ask for from a school and many things I never even thought of,’ reflected the views of many. Your leadership team, governors and staff share your fervent commitment to each child reaching their potential. You regularly drop into lessons and review pupils’ books to check that they are learning well and that your high expectations of teaching are being met. Other leaders support you well in this work and in analysing teachers’ assessments of pupils’ attainment. Leaders’ frequent reviews of this information enable them to quickly spot any pupils who are not making the progress you expect. Where this is the case, support is put in place to address the matter. These successful systems work hand-in-hand with those to support disadvantaged and vulnerable pupils. Many pupils face significant barriers to learning. However, the strong quality of teaching, care and guidance you ensure does much to help pupils overcome these barriers. Pupils who have social and emotional difficulties, for example, benefit immensely from the calm and supportive environment and additional nurture support. This ensures that pupils are more receptive to learning and working with their peers.

Fairfield Community Primary School Parent Reviews



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Strongly Agree 77% Agree 23% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>77, "agree"=>23, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 22 responses up to 17-12-2018
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Figures based on 22 responses up to 17-12-2018

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Figures based on 22 responses up to 17-12-2018

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Figures based on 22 responses up to 17-12-2018

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Figures based on 22 responses up to 17-12-2018

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Figures based on 22 responses up to 17-12-2018

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Figures based on 22 responses up to 17-12-2018

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Figures based on 22 responses up to 17-12-2018

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Figures based on 22 responses up to 17-12-2018

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Figures based on 22 responses up to 17-12-2018

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Figures based on 22 responses up to 17-12-2018

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Figures based on 22 responses up to 17-12-2018

Responses taken from Ofsted Parent View

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