Good Shepherd Catholic Primary and Nursery School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
212
AGES
3 - 11
GENDER
Mixed
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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.

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How Does The School Perform?

Good
NATIONAL AVG. 2.09
Ofsted Inspection
(12/09/2018)
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34%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
% 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 9% of schools in England) Below Average (About 9% of schools in England) Average (About 67% of schools in England) Above Average (About 6% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 9% of schools in England) UNLOCK Well Below Average (About 10% of schools in England) Below Average (About 9% of schools in England) Average (About 67% of schools in England) Above Average (About 6% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 8% of schools in England) UNLOCK Well Below Average (About 10% of schools in England) Below Average (About 11% of schools in England) Average (About 59% of schools in England) Above Average (About 11% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 9% of schools in England)
Dunley Drive
New Addington
Croydon
CR0 0RG
01689841771

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. During the inspection, evidence was gathered which demonstrates that the new leadership team is creating a positive and purposeful learning environment. Since you have taken up post in September 2018, you have already started to develop and refine monitoring systems so that leaders are aware of the progress pupils are making. As a consequence, leaders understand the importance of measuring the impact of support for pupils, especially those who are disadvantaged. Learning is enjoyable and challenging. It provides a range of opportunities to engage pupils. For example, pupils talked about the benefits of sharing their ideas. Activities pupils mentioned, such as interviewing each other, help them to develop their communication and language skills, and broaden their vocabulary. Governors talked knowledgeably about the school’s priorities for improvement and use the information to challenge school leaders. They meet regularly with senior leaders and understand pupils’ standards because they make good use of pupil assessment information. In discussions with school leaders, governors ask questions so that they can challenge and support developments across the school, especially in reading. Your leadership team has effectively addressed the areas identified for improvement in the last inspection. You have evaluated the school’s strengths and are aware of what needs to be done. Staff have responded well to the changes you are making across the school, particularly to improve reading. Pupils spoke highly of the school and say they ‘are encouraged to learn and to always try our best’. They particularly like outdoor learning, where they feel they can express themselves because of the large spaces and ‘achieve together as one big family’. All parents and carers who responded to the Ofsted online survey, Parent View, said they would recommend the school to other parents. The majority of parents said that the school is well led and managed, and that they receive valuable information about their child’s progress. Safeguarding is effective. Leaders ensure that all safeguarding arrangements are fit for purpose. Systems for checking on adults who work in the school and who visit are rigorous and robust. Governors monitor the impact of the safeguarding policy regularly. All staff receive the appropriate training so that they look after pupils well. You and your staff ensure that the right amount of care is provided for all pupils, especially the most vulnerable. For example, the pastoral support team works with pupils and their families, and provides immediate help when it is needed. Pupils know how to keep themselves safe, including on the internet. They typically said that they feel safe, well cared for and looked after by adults in the school. Inspection findings We agreed to focus on three key lines of enquiry, in addition to checking the arrangements for safeguarding. The first area of focus was to evaluate the breadth and depth of the school’s reading curriculum. Leaders have identified this as an area for improvement, particularly since there was some decline in the reading test results at the end of key stage 2 in 2018. Also, information on the website provides limited information about the progress pupils make in reading. Classrooms are stimulating and display information relating to the class book that pupils are reading. The use of book corners and wall displays give pupils access to reading material that challenges them. In many cases, adults work effectively with pupils to develop their reading skills so that pupils are able to make inferences from texts and decode more easily. Adults provide opportunities for pupils to read widely and extend their fluency. This was seen, for example, when pupils wrote biographies of an inspirational character they had selected from a range of information books. However, teaching does not always enable pupils to extend their vocabulary and 2 develop their reading skills. The second area of focus was to review the actions you are taking to ensure that disadvantaged pupils make the progress of which they are capable across all subjects. Although the outcomes of disadvantaged pupils who left the school in July 2018 have increased from the previous year, the current progress of disadvantaged pupils is not as strong as their peers, in school or nationally. In lessons, there are some examples where teaching supports them effectively. For example, in English lessons, teachers’ explanations enable pupils to understand how to answer comprehension questions successfully. However, through discussions with pupils, and having looked at their work and observed some lessons, the inspector concluded that disadvantaged pupils do not consistently make the same progress as other pupils. This is because learning activities are not always carefully matched to their starting points. Where this is the case, leaders recognise the need to develop a more effective system for checking that all pupils make good progress. Leaders are developing a training programme for staff to support good-quality teaching for all pupils. Additionally, you are reviewing the work of the intervention team. This is to ensure that all teaching provides the best help for pupils, especially those who are disadvantaged and/or falling behind. The third area of focus was to evaluate how effectively leaders use additional funds to improve pupils’ achievement and to determine how well leaders review the impact of the curriculum on pupils’ progress. With a newly formed leadership team and your very recent appointment to the school, you recognise the need to make greater use of systems for checking how well pupils achieve. There are examples where leaders have identified pupils who are falling behind and have devised a plan to address this. However, there is limited evidence about how well leaders measure the impact of the actions taken. Leaders have limited evidence of how they check that activities provided and actions taken ensure that disadvantaged pupils who are eligible for the additional funding make progress. This is also the case with regard to evaluating whether the planned curriculum meets the needs of all pupils. For example, the reading curriculum is not always sufficiently challenging, and, at times, leaders do not check this. While there is a plan to review the school’s curriculum, this has not yet taken place. This is a priority in order to ensure that the curriculum is designed and implemented to meet the needs of all pupils, especially those who are disadvantaged.

Good Shepherd Catholic Primary and Nursery School Parent Reviews



unlock % Parents Recommend This School
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>56, "agree"=>36, "disagree"=>5, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>3} UNLOCK Figures based on 66 responses up to 29-02-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>65, "agree"=>32, "disagree"=>2, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>2} UNLOCK Figures based on 66 responses up to 29-02-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>52, "agree"=>42, "disagree"=>3, "strongly_disagree"=>2, "dont_know"=>2} UNLOCK Figures based on 66 responses up to 29-02-2024
My Child Has Not Been Bullied Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"my_child_has_not_been_bullied"=>61, "strongly_agree"=>8, "agree"=>8, "disagree"=>8, "strongly_disagree"=>3, "dont_know"=>14} UNLOCK Figures based on 66 responses up to 29-02-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>53, "agree"=>38, "disagree"=>5, "strongly_disagree"=>3, "dont_know"=>2} UNLOCK Figures based on 66 responses up to 29-02-2024
I Have Not Raised Any Concerns Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"i_have_not_raised_any_concerns"=>26, "strongly_agree"=>35, "agree"=>27, "disagree"=>9, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>3} UNLOCK Figures based on 66 responses up to 29-02-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>63, "agree"=>25, "disagree"=>13, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 10 responses up to 29-02-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>42, "agree"=>44, "disagree"=>3, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>11} UNLOCK Figures based on 66 responses up to 29-02-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>52, "agree"=>41, "disagree"=>2, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>6} UNLOCK Figures based on 66 responses up to 29-02-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>50, "agree"=>44, "disagree"=>6, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 66 responses up to 29-02-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>47, "agree"=>41, "disagree"=>5, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>8} UNLOCK Figures based on 66 responses up to 29-02-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>55, "agree"=>42, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>3} UNLOCK Figures based on 66 responses up to 29-02-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>39, "agree"=>47, "disagree"=>9, "strongly_disagree"=>2, "dont_know"=>3} UNLOCK Figures based on 66 responses up to 29-02-2024
Yes No {"yes"=>89, "no"=>11} UNLOCK Figures based on 66 responses up to 29-02-2024

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