Holden Lane Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

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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

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

Ralph Drive
Sneyd Green

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. A new school was built in 2015 but it is not yet complete. The outdoor space is not finished or fit for purpose, some building issues have only recently been resolved and you are still waiting for furniture so that some parts of the school can become fully functional. Although this has presented challenges, you and governors are relentless in pursuing what still needs to be done. You have high expectations for your pupils. You want the very best for them and nothing less will do. You have successfully addressed the areas for improvement from the last inspection. For example, you have ensured that monitoring and evaluation are rigorous. You are clear about areas for improvement and have taken positive steps to address them. You track pupils’ progress carefully and ensure that pupils receive the support that they need to do the very best that they can. Pupils are now encouraged to work more independently. They check their own work before going to the teacher and are challenged to think harder for themselves, especially in mathematics. Teaching and learning are a high priority and you address any areas of underperformance promptly. Consequently, pupils are taught well and make good progress, especially in writing and mathematics. Quite rightly, pupils are very proud of their school. They work hard and demonstrate very positive attitudes to learning. They take a pride in their work and want to do well. The relationships between staff and pupils and between pupils themselves are strong. Pupils are encouraged to take responsibility and contribute to school life. For example, Year 6 pupils chose their own uniform and they each have a role in school. There is a high level of respect. Pupils say they feel safe and know who to go to if they need help and support. They play together well and conduct themselves well around school. You and your staff are well regarded by parents and carers. The parents spoken to during the inspection praised the commitment and support of staff, especially for pupils who have special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities. You have made effective use of support from the local authority and partnership schools to develop leaders and improve teaching and learning, especially in reading and writing. Safeguarding is effective. There is a strong culture of safeguarding and arrangements are fit for purpose. There are secure and thorough systems in place for the recruitment of staff. Records are well organised and training is kept up to date. Safeguarding is a high priority and a regular agenda item at all meetings, so that vulnerable pupils are always considered. You demonstrate a high level of care for your pupils. The school knows its families very well and provides the right level of support. There are strong relationships and an established trust and respect between the school and the local community. Pupils demonstrate a good awareness of how to keep themselves safe, including outside of school. Curriculum work for older pupils on ‘values versus violence’ helped them to understand how to be safe on the streets. Inspection findings Historically, pupils’ attendance has been below national figures. Persistent absence, particularly for pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities, has been high. Leaders have taken effective action to improve attendance. Leaders track attendance carefully and employ additional support from an education welfare officer. Incentives are in place to promote good attendance and prompt action is taken to address issues of poor attendance. As a result, current attendance figures show that overall attendance and persistent absence are now improving closer to the national average than previously. Since the last inspection, governors are more actively involved in the work of the school. They are very committed and have a good knowledge of the local context and challenges that the school faces. Through the development of the strategic overview committee, they now demonstrate a better understanding of performance data and assessment information and the strengths and weaknesses of the school. However, they do not a have clear strategic overview of all aspects of the school, for example how the physical education (PE) and sports premium has been spent or its impact.

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