Fitzwaryn School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school
PUPILS
119
AGES
3 - 19
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Academy special converter

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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, 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?

Outstanding
NATIONAL AVG. 2.09
Ofsted Inspection
(18/05/2022)
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100%
NATIONAL AVG. 93%
Happiness Rating

Ofsted Parent View

6.7:1
NATIONAL AVG. 19.9:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
32.3%
NATIONAL AVG. 17.7%
Persistent Absence
5.9%
NATIONAL AVG. 22.0%
Pupils first language
not English
42.9%
NATIONAL AVG. 25.9%
Free school meals
Denchworth Road
Wantage
OX12 9ET
01235764504

School Description

Fitzwaryn School is a joyful place to learn. From when they join as young children, right through to when they leave as young adults, staff make sure that pupils are known, understood, nurtured and kept very safe. Pupils and parents told us how much they love the school. Leaders are highly ambitious for pupils. Their attention to detail ensures that the school’s vision of ‘through learning to learn, pupils will access society’ is achieved. Pupils learn to understand themselves and develop their independence. They proudly participate in several sporting events with other schools. Pupils were keen to tell us about the Shakespeare play they were producing. They had made the backdrops and were now learning their lines. Students in the sixth form talked enthusiastically about the trips they help to plan, such as to Parliament and the theatre. Staff are expert at meeting pupils’ different needs. They manage pupils’ behaviour especially well. Staff know just what to do to help pupils understand their emotions. They teach pupils how to communicate positively about how they are feeling. Consequently, pupils’ behaviour is superb, and they learn very well. Pupils rarely fall out but if they do, adults sort things out quickly.

Fitzwaryn School Parent Reviews



94% Parents Recommend This School
Strongly Agree 80% Agree 20% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>80, "agree"=>20, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 35 responses up to 25-05-2022
Strongly Agree 83% Agree 14% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 3% {"strongly_agree"=>83, "agree"=>14, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>3} Figures based on 35 responses up to 25-05-2022
Strongly Agree 63% Agree 31% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 3% Don't Know 3% {"strongly_agree"=>63, "agree"=>31, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>3, "dont_know"=>3} Figures based on 35 responses up to 25-05-2022
My Child Has Not Been Bullied 74% Strongly Agree 11% Agree 3% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 11% {"my_child_has_not_been_bullied"=>74, "strongly_agree"=>11, "agree"=>3, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>11} Figures based on 35 responses up to 25-05-2022
Strongly Agree 74% Agree 23% Disagree 3% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>74, "agree"=>23, "disagree"=>3, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 35 responses up to 25-05-2022
I Have Not Raised Any Concerns 23% Strongly Agree 54% Agree 20% Disagree 3% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"i_have_not_raised_any_concerns"=>23, "strongly_agree"=>54, "agree"=>20, "disagree"=>3, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 35 responses up to 25-05-2022
Strongly Agree 79% Agree 18% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 3% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>79, "agree"=>18, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>3, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 34 responses up to 25-05-2022
Strongly Agree 60% Agree 29% Disagree 6% Strongly Disagree 3% Don't Know 3% {"strongly_agree"=>60, "agree"=>29, "disagree"=>6, "strongly_disagree"=>3, "dont_know"=>3} Figures based on 35 responses up to 25-05-2022
Strongly Agree 71% Agree 26% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 3% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>71, "agree"=>26, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>3, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 35 responses up to 25-05-2022
Strongly Agree 63% Agree 31% Disagree 3% Strongly Disagree 3% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>63, "agree"=>31, "disagree"=>3, "strongly_disagree"=>3, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 35 responses up to 25-05-2022
Strongly Agree 71% Agree 23% Disagree 3% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 3% {"strongly_agree"=>71, "agree"=>23, "disagree"=>3, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>3} Figures based on 35 responses up to 25-05-2022
Strongly Agree 54% Agree 31% Disagree 3% Strongly Disagree 3% Don't Know 9% {"strongly_agree"=>54, "agree"=>31, "disagree"=>3, "strongly_disagree"=>3, "dont_know"=>9} Figures based on 35 responses up to 25-05-2022
Strongly Agree 74% Agree 20% Disagree 3% Strongly Disagree 3% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>74, "agree"=>20, "disagree"=>3, "strongly_disagree"=>3, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 35 responses up to 25-05-2022
Yes 94% No 6% {"yes"=>94, "no"=>6} Figures based on 35 responses up to 25-05-2022

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