Harold Court Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
386
AGES
4 - 11
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Community 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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NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(24/5/17)
Full Report - All Reports
65%
NATIONAL AVG. 65%
% 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

Church Road
Harold Wood
Romford
RM3 0SH
01708342275

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. Since your appointment as headteacher, you have worked with staff and governors to nurture high standards of behaviour and an atmosphere of high achievement. Pupils are encouraged to ‘stay on gold’ and meet high expectations in their behaviour and self-discipline. Teachers are encouraged to be flexible and to tailor their approach to meet the needs of different pupils. They plan work to make sure that it is set just at the right level but with that extra challenge. This encourages pupils to think and to apply their skills and knowledge. This, together with good behaviour, leads to pupils learning well and making good progress. Parents, staff and governors have confidence in both you and in the school. The leadership team and governors have made progress on the areas identified for improvement in the previous inspection. Results in mathematics have improved. Results are also improving in other subjects. School leaders have refined the curriculum to introduce the ‘learning challenge’, a creative way of encouraging pupils to apply their writing skills across subjects. Pupils are responding well. Staff use carefully targeted interventions and support for pupils who have gaps in their learning and these are helping them to make good progress. The combined effect of all these actions is that outcomes in reading and writing are improving for all pupils irrespective of their starting points. Senior leaders aim to improve standards further with ambitions for more pupils to be achieving greater depth in the quality of their work.

Harold Court Primary School Parent Reviews



Average Parent Rating

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“Fantastic caring devoted school”

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"> With two children at this school, I have seen great care and devotion shown by all staff office, TAs and Teachers. The school has improved so much over the past 3 years with the new Head. I wish my oldest child was there now. They really do care and I can't thank them all enough – respect is the bottom line here. Brilliant school; highly recommend.
“Wonderful high achiving school”

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"> A wonderful school with wonderful teachers and TAs who give their time to the children, offering after school clubs that are free. As a parent with children at this school, I see happy staff and a great head teacher .
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Strongly Agree 62% Agree 32% Disagree 5% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 1% {"strongly_agree"=>62, "agree"=>32, "disagree"=>5, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>1} Figures based on 87 responses up to 26-02-2019
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Figures based on 87 responses up to 26-02-2019

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Figures based on 87 responses up to 26-02-2019

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Figures based on 87 responses up to 26-02-2019

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Figures based on 87 responses up to 26-02-2019

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Figures based on 87 responses up to 26-02-2019

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Figures based on 87 responses up to 26-02-2019

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Figures based on 87 responses up to 26-02-2019

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Figures based on 87 responses up to 26-02-2019

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Figures based on 87 responses up to 26-02-2019

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Figures based on 87 responses up to 26-02-2019

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Figures based on 87 responses up to 26-02-2019

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