Great Massingham CofE Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

4 - 11
Voluntary controlled 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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% 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

Weasenham Road
Great Massingham
King's Lynn
PE32 2EY

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the previous inspection. Your school’s ethos is central to its continued improvement. Values such as respect, responsibility, reverence, perseverance and courage are communicated effectively, and are understood by pupils and staff alike. These values are lived out by members of the school community. One pupil said that ‘everyone tries to stick to them’. Consequently, staff and pupils, and pupils and their classmates, develop very positive relationships so that pupils make strong progress within a caring and supportive learning environment. While you and your leaders are passionate about the opportunities for pupils attending a small school, your actions to develop a federation across two schools have brought a wider range of benefits. Leadership has been enhanced across both schools: you and your leaders have broadened the curriculum; staff plan and assess together, and pupils benefit from a wider variety of trips and visits. Pupils’ behaviour is a strength of the school. Pupils are friendly, polite and have excellent attitudes to learning. They told me that they enjoy learning and could explain how they are making progress in a range of subjects. Pupils particularly value the benefits of working with your partner school. They said that they enjoy working across the two schools to study French, Spanish and science. They also commented that ‘federation days’, where pupils from both schools work together, allow them to build friendships and develop their confidence ahead of moving to secondary school. Your staff say that they enjoy working at the school and all parents and carers who responded to Parent View, Ofsted’s online questionnaire, would recommend the school to others. One parent, reflecting the views of others, commented: ‘The school has a very welcoming, family feel. Older pupils are encouraged to bond with younger pupils and as a result, my child has made friends very quickly with children across the school.’ Your leaders are accurate in their assessment of the school’s overall effectiveness and its strengths and weaknesses; priorities for improvement are appropriate and your leaders know what is expected of them. Consequently, the school has continued to improve since the previous inspection. Pupils value the feedback that they now receive from their teachers and they use it to help them improve their work. In addition, pupils’ overall progress has improved in mathematics. Governors provide your leaders with effective support and challenge: they know the school very well, have a wide and appropriate range of skills and actively seek, and act upon, pupils’ views. Governors support the school’s development through their contributions at full governing body meetings, their various committee meetings and their visits to meet school leaders. They ensure that both schools in the federation work together for everyone’s benefit. However, governors’ ability to evaluate the school’s work and hold leaders to account is sometimes weakened because the expected outcomes in the school’s improvement plan are not always clear and measurable. Safeguarding is effective. The leadership team has ensured that safeguarding arrangements are fit for purpose. Governors have a clear understanding of their safeguarding duties and are effective in carrying them out. You and your leaders undertake all appropriate checks on staff, which a nominated member of the governing body scrutinises on a regular basis. Your staff are well trained; they know how to identify any signs that pupils are at risk and what actions to take should they have any concerns. Your staff understand the school’s safeguarding systems; they say that safeguarding is a part of the school’s culture. Safeguarding records are well kept, and any child protection referrals are monitored closely. All pupils who responded to the Ofsted pupil survey, and all parents who responded to Parent View, agreed that pupils are safe at school. Pupils said that, on the very rare occasions it happens, bullying is dealt with swiftly and effectively. They said that they are well looked after and supported by the adults in the school. Pupils talked positively about how they are taught to stay safe through personal, social and health education lessons that cover topics such as bullying, road safety and staying safe online.

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