Hilldene Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

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Grange Road
Romford
RM3 7DU
01708342453
Pupils
690
Ages
3 - 11
Gender
Mixed
Type
Community school
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(19/3/19)
Full Report - All Reports
58%
NATIONAL AVG. 65%
% pupils meeting the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics
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School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the previous inspection. You and your leadership team have worked hard to create a caring school environment where everyone is valued. The vast majority of parents and carers agree that the school looks after pupils well, with one parent saying that the school is ‘fully supportive and caring’. Pupils reflect this ethos in their attitudes and behaviour and the way they work well together. For example, older pupils routinely support younger pupils with their reading, which pupils say helps them to improve. The school works well with parents, building strong links with regular opportunities to support their children’s learning. School leaders have a clear and accurate understanding of the school’s strengths and what needs to improve. Your actions have ensured that greater challenge has resulted in improvements in progress and attainment in writing. You accurately prioritise the need to improve pupils’ attendance, and to increase the proportion of pupils achieving greater depth in mathematics at key stage 1. New strategies have been introduced to help address these priorities, which are beginning to have an impact. Pupils enjoy a wide range of activities in lessons and through the wider curriculum. Enrichment activities include sports such as basketball and musical activities such as instrumental lessons and singing. Pupils particularly enjoy performing to an audience and spoke about this with enthusiasm; one pupil commented, ‘We really enjoy performing: it makes us feel special’. Pupils’ strong personal development and positive attitudes contribute well to their progress.

Hilldene Primary School Catchment Area Map

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National School Census Data 2020
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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 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.

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.

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