Gorse Hall Primary and Nursery School


School Guide Rating

Logo rating
3 - 11
Community School
Does not apply
Mr ofsted
4 1 1 2 3 4
Ofsted Report
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Pupils achieving Level 4 or above in maths, reading and writing (Age 11)
Pupils achieving Level 5 or above in maths, reading and writing (Age 11)
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Average Point Score
KS2 (Age 11)
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Teacher 21.7:1
Pupil/Teacher Ratio
Persistent Absence
School language
Small Data Set
Pupils first language
not English
Pupils registered for free school meals
Happiness Rating

Ofsted Parent View

Forester Drive
SK15 2DP
0161 3384262
Gorse Hall is a larger than average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils with disabilities or special educational needs who are supported through school action is average. The proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is below average. There is a smaller than average proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium. The pupil premium is additional funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, children who are in the care of the local authority and children from service families. The proportions of pupils from minority ethnic groups and who speak English as an additional language are below average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards which are the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics by the end of Year 6.

Catchment information

Local Authority Admissions team

0161 342 3214

Gorse Hall Primary and Nursery School

Published admission number 60
First preference 53
Number of offers made 60
Cut-off distance 1.476 miles
Geographical priority Cut-off distance (nearest child)

Admissions Criteria

Listed in priority order

  1. Looked after Children or children who have previously been looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence, or special guardianship order.
  2. Children and families with exceptional medical or social needs.
  3. Siblings: This will apply where there are brothers or sisters attending the school or the linked junior school at the time of application, who will still be attending at the time of admission, i.e. in the September when a pupil is admitted to Reception. Preference will be given to pupils living nearest to the school.
  4. All other applications on distance: Preference will be given to pupils living nearest to the school taking into account ease of access to and distance from alternative schools.

The information provided is to be used as a guide to the admission criteria. It should not be regarded as definitive. For details information about the admission critera, please contact the Local Authority Admissions Team (details above).

How have we plotted this map?

For this school, priority is given to children who live nearest to the school, measured by a straight line. No predefined catchment area exists but a circular priority area is created, the radius of which is the distance between the school and the home of the last child taking up a place in the previous year. The size of the cut-off distance circle will change annually and is different to a catchment area.

School Guide provides this data as a guide to future admissions only. We recommend parents always check important catchment information with the relevant local authority and consider the list of higher priorities (SEN, siblings, etc.) before applying to a school.

See Pupil heat maps and catchment FAQs for more information on the way geographical areas are used to allocate places when a school is oversubscribed.

Local Authority Admissions team

0161 342 3214

How have we plotted this pupil heat map?

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 last School Census (released annually in July).

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 maps. Catchment 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.

View this school’s catchment or cut-off distance map by clicking on the link above. See Pupil heat maps and catchment FAQs for more information about the source of pupil heat map data. We also explain the difference between our pupil heat maps, cut-off distance maps and catchment area maps.

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