Highwood Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
55
AGES
5 - 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
(10/6/21)
Full Report - All Reports
14%
NATIONAL AVG. 65%
% pupils meeting the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics



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Progress Compared With All Other Schools

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Highwood
Chelmsford
CM1 3QH
01245248200

School Description

Pupils at Highwood are happy and enjoy coming to school. Adults know the pupils well. This makes pupils feel safe and well looked after. They like being part of a small school and have positive relationships with each other. There is a calm, friendly atmosphere in the school. Parents and carers are overwhelmingly positive about the school. They say that the school is like a ‘family’. Parents appreciate the support they received with remote education. Pupils say that behaviour in school is good. At times there may be isolated incidents of inappropriate behaviour, but adults deal with this quickly. Pupils are aware of what bullying is and know it would be dealt with by staff should it occur. Pupils say that they like work when it is challenging. When discussing mathematics, a group of pupils said, ‘We find it hard, but we like that!’. Pupils show respect for each other and can learn without being disrupted by their peers. In classes, pupils get along well together and can work independently when required. Pupils are not learning to read as well as they could do. Some younger pupils do not sound out words with enough accuracy and this hinders their fluency in reading. Older pupils do not have a ‘love of reading’.

Highwood Primary School Parent Reviews



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Strongly Agree 94% Agree 6% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>94, "agree"=>6, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 16 responses up to 04-03-2019
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Figures based on 16 responses up to 04-03-2019

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Figures based on 16 responses up to 04-03-2019

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Figures based on 16 responses up to 04-03-2019

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Figures based on 16 responses up to 04-03-2019

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Figures based on 16 responses up to 04-03-2019

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Figures based on 16 responses up to 04-03-2019

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Figures based on 16 responses up to 04-03-2019

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Figures based on 16 responses up to 04-03-2019

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Figures based on 16 responses up to 04-03-2019

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Figures based on 16 responses up to 04-03-2019

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Figures based on 16 responses up to 04-03-2019

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