Holy Family Catholic Primary School
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4 - 11
Voluntary aided school

How Does The School Perform?

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% pupils meeting the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics

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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)
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School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. Holy Family Catholic Primary School is a vibrant, welcoming school. There is a strongly shared commitment, by you and your staff, to set high expectations for all pupils. These aims are fulfilled in pupils’ work displayed around the school and in their books. You and your staff are passionate about raising academic achievement. You provide a supportive and caring environment that enables all pupils to flourish, regardless of their background. This starts from the time that the children enter the school’s Reception class, through to the end of Year 6. They make rapid progress to achieve standards in line with, and often above, the national average. You provide strong and effective leadership and have a clear vision for continued improvement. You and your senior leaders have steered the school successfully and made the improvements identified in the last inspection. You have an accurate view of the school and regularly monitor the quality of teaching and learning. You know what the school needs to do next. The school improvement plan is clear and well focused. Your staff are committed to helping you to improve the school further. They appreciate your support and feel that the school has continued to improve since the last inspection. Staff are proud to be part of this school and feel their contributions are valued. There is strong teamwork among the staff. Through your support and encouragement, they feel empowered to develop their roles in education. Staff morale at this school is high. You and your team have developed strong links with the community, including the work you do in supporting vulnerable families. Governors play a key role in supporting the work of the school. They are ambitious for the school to succeed. Governors speak passionately about the ethos of the school. They have attended a range of training. They are knowledgeable and wellequipped in a range of areas to support the school’s work effectively. Governors ask relevant and searching questions at meetings and hold leaders to account for school performance. The minutes of governing body meetings demonstrate this challenge. Holy Family School is a warm and welcoming place where pupils enjoy learning. The care of your pupils is at the heart of the culture that you have created. Pupils’ positive behaviour is a strength; pupils show respect and get on well together. Pupils enjoy excellent relationships with staff. From the moment they start the school day, to the moment they leave for home, pupils are encouraged to try their best. Every parent or carer who responded to Ofsted’s online survey, Parent View, would recommend your school to other families. One parent expressed the view that: ‘The children are nurtured, valued, encouraged to learn and grow, and are cared for in a safe environment.’ Another parent wrote: ‘The school truly is a family in every sense of the word. Staff go that extra mile to deliver quality education to our children.’ Pupils I met during my visit told me that they enjoy coming to school to learn. They demonstrate an understanding of the principles around tolerance and respect for others. This is also evident in the excellent manners and respect shown by pupils throughout the day. They were courteous to all adults and to one another. They cooperated well in lessons and supported one another. Pupils I spoke to said what mattered was that everyone was treated with kindness. Safeguarding is effective. Keeping children safe is a priority at Holy Family School. Leaders have ensured that all safeguarding arrangements are fit for purpose. Training is up to date for all adults who work in the school. All staff are aware of the different types of abuse and signs to look for. As a result, they are vigilant and know what they need to do should they have any concerns about pupils or the conduct of adults. You have formed good partnerships with external agencies to offer pupils the support they need. You make appropriate checks to ensure that newly appointed staff are fit to work with children. Pupils have a good understanding of how to keep themselves safe. They know about road safety and about not giving out personal details to anyone online. Pupils also understand the different forms that bullying can take. They say that bullying very rarely happens, and if it does then adults deal with it swiftly. You teach pupils to stay safe through planned opportunities across the curriculum. You regularly invite the transport police into school to talk to pupils about staying safe in their local area. For example, a railway line near to school is a potential hazard.

Can I Get My Child Into This School?

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The concentration of pupils shows likelihood of admission based on distance criteria

Source: All attending pupils National School Census Data 2020, 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 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.

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  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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