Hornby St Margaret's Church of England Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
48
AGES
4 - 11
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Voluntary aided 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, 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.

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  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?

Good
NATIONAL AVG. 2.09
Ofsted Inspection
(12/07/2022)
Full Report - All Reports
45%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
% 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 9% of schools in England) Below Average (About 9% of schools in England) Average (About 67% of schools in England) Above Average (About 6% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 9% of schools in England) UNLOCK Well Below Average (About 10% of schools in England) Below Average (About 9% of schools in England) Average (About 67% of schools in England) Above Average (About 6% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 8% of schools in England) UNLOCK Well Below Average (About 10% of schools in England) Below Average (About 11% of schools in England) Average (About 59% of schools in England) Above Average (About 11% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 9% of schools in England)
Main Street
Hornby
Hornby St. Margaret's Church of England Primary School
Lancaster
LA2 8JY
01524221496

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. Your ambition for all pupils to feel valued is clearly reflected in the school’s mission statement: ‘To provide a warm, friendly environment in which each child can feel happy and secure and can develop respect for themselves, for others and for the school.’ You, along with your dedicated staff, have created a culture of positive attitudes and relationships at all levels. You pride yourselves on being a small, community school which is known by pupils and parents as a ‘family school’. The parents I met told me that Hornby St Margaret’s is a ‘lovely school with a family atmosphere’ and that ‘the teaching staff are very nice and approachable’. They told me how happy their children are at school and that their children feel safe there. It was a pleasure meeting the pupils, who made it clear that they enjoy being at the school. They said that Hornby St Margaret’s is a very happy school and one pupil commented that the school ‘is wonderful and has a really good learning environment’. Pupils are polite and show respect towards their teachers and each other. The pupils I spoke to told me that they feel safe in school, that they know who to go to if they feel upset about anything and that teachers are sensitive to their needs. For example, one pupil commented that when a teacher wanted to speak to her about an issue this was done in private to avoid embarrassment in front of other pupils. Pupils felt strongly about helping and caring for others, regardless of their background or culture and that any child would be welcome in their school. British values are well embedded. Pupils talked with confidence about respect and tolerance of others. At the previous inspection a number of issues were raised which you and your team have tackled well. As a result the school has brought in a robust tracking system to monitor the progress of every pupil. Teachers are using assessment information more effectively and this helps them to plan to provide good-quality learning. You are aware that standards in 2016 were not as high as in previous years, especially in mathematics. However, from school information it was clear that a variety of factors, not least the fact that there was a very small number of pupils, partly accounted for this. Nonetheless, the progress made by pupils in mathematics is not quick enough and you have implemented a number of strategies to address this. The impact of this is modest and you acknowledge that there is still some way to go. Similarly, you identified that certain groups of pupils, in particular those who have special educational needs and/or disabilities and disadvantaged pupils, were not performing as well as others in some areas. The actions undertaken so far are extensive and staff responsible are providing effective leadership. This inspection indicated improvements are making a positive difference to these groups of pupils. These improvements need to be further embedded so as to ensure that these pupils achieve as well as they should. Attendance figures are now above the national average and it was clear to me that the success of this was in no small measure due to your work engaging with families. Safeguarding is effective. Safeguarding procedures are robust and meet statutory requirements. All policies and procedures are updated regularly and are implemented effectively. All of your staff, including those responsible for safeguarding and staff recruitment, have completed appropriate training. They are aware of risks such as radicalisation and child sexual exploitation. The single central record is compliant and meets current requirements. You have a very effective system of interviewing new staff and this is cross-checked with the local authority to ensure that recruitment procedures are rigorous. Children are taught about keeping themselves safe. I was particularly impressed by the school council, who spoke confidently about issues such as cyber-bullying and some of the possible dangers of the internet.

Hornby St Margaret's Church of England Primary School Parent Reviews



unlock % Parents Recommend This School
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>75, "agree"=>25, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 12 responses up to 12-07-2022
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>58, "agree"=>42, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 12 responses up to 12-07-2022
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>58, "agree"=>42, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 12 responses up to 12-07-2022
My Child Has Not Been Bullied Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"my_child_has_not_been_bullied"=>58, "strongly_agree"=>0, "agree"=>17, "disagree"=>17, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>8} UNLOCK Figures based on 12 responses up to 12-07-2022
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>58, "agree"=>42, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 12 responses up to 12-07-2022
I Have Not Raised Any Concerns Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"i_have_not_raised_any_concerns"=>17, "strongly_agree"=>58, "agree"=>8, "disagree"=>8, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>8} UNLOCK Figures based on 12 responses up to 12-07-2022
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>0, "agree"=>0, "disagree"=>100, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 10 responses up to 12-07-2022
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>33, "agree"=>33, "disagree"=>17, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>17} UNLOCK Figures based on 12 responses up to 12-07-2022
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>42, "agree"=>42, "disagree"=>8, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>8} UNLOCK Figures based on 12 responses up to 12-07-2022
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>33, "agree"=>42, "disagree"=>17, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>8} UNLOCK Figures based on 12 responses up to 12-07-2022
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>50, "agree"=>50, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 12 responses up to 12-07-2022
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>42, "agree"=>50, "disagree"=>8, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 12 responses up to 12-07-2022
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>42, "agree"=>42, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>17} UNLOCK Figures based on 12 responses up to 12-07-2022
Yes No {"yes"=>100, "no"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 12 responses up to 12-07-2022

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