Hillbourne Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

4 - 11
Community school

Can I Get My Child Into This 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

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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

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School Description

Pupils enjoy their time at school and feel looked after and cared for. They say that teachers know them well. Pupils appreciate all the different after-school clubs that they can attend. They are keen to join in with different projects such as the Hillbourne On Waste (HOW) club. This helps pupils to learn about recycling and understand their local environment. Pupils look after and show concern for each other. For example, one pupil went out of his way to help a younger pupil who could not find his brother. At all times, pupils are well behaved. They listen to adults and follow instructions. Pupils are keen to meet adults’ high expectations for their behaviour. They walk into assemblies in silence so that everybody can listen to and enjoy the music. Pupils walk back to classrooms after playtime in a calm and orderly way. Pupils told us that they love playtimes and that they feel safe. Pupils agree that bullying does not happen very often at the school. If it does, adults sort it out quickly. The school has anti-bullying ambassadors. These pupils help with any problems in and around school. Pupils told us that they like being able to speak to the ambassadors on the playground.

Hillbourne Primary School Parent Reviews

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“Hillbourne Primary School”

"> I moved to Poole recently in 2014, and was surfing the net for schools. I found Hillbourne. Lots of people commented it wasnt a good school, but that was based on opinion over 20 years ago. I visited the school 4 times, twice on the open day and then twice with the wonderful Headteacher, Mr. Taylor, to see the other years. The school is open and very peaceful. Mr. Taylor was so helpful, informative and very open about the schools previous reputation. He answered all of my concerns, which was very reassuring. As we walked through both Early Years and Junior years buildings, all of the children said hello to Mr. Taylor. The school is friendly and the students are very well behaved. I visited a special advanced maths class where the students said they liked it because they were getting bored in the regular class because it was easy. I thought that was outstanding. My son's reception teacher is wonderful. She helps my son push a little further and expands his knowledge of reading and writing to the level I wanted. The school is really lovely. I feel complete satisfaction that I chose Hillbourne. Don't rely on opinions of Hillbourne that are based on 20 years ago. Go see it, meet the teachers, go as many times as you like, you will be very reassured and satisfied. (One last point: there's plenty of parking around the school, so no stress when dropping off or picking up!)
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