Harlestone Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

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Church Lane
Lower Harlestone
Northampton
NN7 4EN
01604842391
Pupils
48
Ages
4 - 11
Gender
Mixed
Type
Community school
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(30/3/17)
Full Report - All Reports
71%
NATIONAL AVG. 65%
% pupils meeting the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics
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The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. Harlestone Primary School is federated with Brington Primary School, forming the Althorp Partnership of Primary Schools. You took up your post as executive headteacher of both schools in January 2015. Since then, you have presided over significant changes to staffing and improvements to the quality of teaching and learning. There are two classes at Harlestone Primary School. One is taught across the week by two teachers and the other has a full time teacher. Another teacher has recently begun to teach the Year 6 pupils during the mornings. All of these teachers have been appointed since your arrival. Staff and governors alike recognise your passion for small schools and your drive to exploit the benefits of being a small school, while being sufficiently outward looking to capitalise on the advantages of being part of a federation and a cluster of local schools. Upon your arrival, you immediately recognised that there was work to do to improve the quality of teaching and outcomes for pupils. Your predecessor, an interim headteacher, supported by the governing body, had already begun this task. They had restructured the management team across the federation so that both schools had a lead teacher with responsibility for teaching and learning. You have built upon this strong foundation so that the leaders and staff across both schools work together to plan learning and improve the quality of teaching across the schools.

Harlestone Primary School Catchment Area Map

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The concentration of pupils shows likelihood of admission based on distance criteria

0300 126 1000

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 areas from which pupils are admitted to a school can change from year to year to reflect the number of siblings and pupils admitted under high priority admissions criteria.

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  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.

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