Hunwick Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
136
AGES
4 - 11
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Community 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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NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(18/12/18)
Full Report - All Reports
68%
NATIONAL AVG. 65%
% 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

Church Lane
Hunwick
Crook
DL15 0JX
01388602150

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. You and the governors have done an excellent job of steering the school through a challenging period over the last year. You have had to cope with several staff absences, including colleagues with leadership responsibilities, all of which were beyond your control. Your calm and thoughtful approach meant you managed the resources you had carefully to minimise the disruption to pupils’ learning. Although a few parents feel the turnover in teachers was unsettling, most parents who responded to Ofsted’s online survey, Parent View, are happy with the school and would recommend it to others. I found pupils to be settled, happy, confident and proud of their work. The results of key stage 2 national curriculum tests last summer confirmed your careful management had ensured that pupils had continued to perform well. Outcomes were in line with previous years. Pupils had made secure progress and attained standards in reading, writing and mathematics above those seen nationally. You know your school well. Your systematic approach means that you and other leaders check the school’s performance using a thoughtful range of strategies. Monitoring activities are carefully calendared across the year to ensure that the workload is spread evenly and shared across colleagues. You and the governors also ensure that the school is open to external scrutiny, to ensure no complacency. For example, earlier this term the school commissioned an external review of the school’s use of the pupil premium, to check that you were doing everything you could for your disadvantaged pupils. Furthermore, you have asked the local authority to review your safeguarding arrangements early next term. These strategies mean you have a tight grip on the school’s strengths and weaknesses, and, consequently, your plans for improvement are precisely written and lead to things changing for the better. Since the last inspection, you have done much to refine and improve the quality of teaching, as Ofsted asked you to do. Policies governing teaching and learning are firmly embedded across the school and have a positive effect on pupils’ progress. Teachers now have a good understanding of national curriculum expectations and use the national framework of objectives to plan age appropriate learning in each subject. The last inspection also asked you to develop the role of middle leaders more. Some changes in personnel since then mean some subject leaders are new to their role and you feel there is more to do to fully utilise their skills. Most pupils I spoke to would give the school 10 out of 10. They told me that they feel safe and secure and that adults who work in the school are caring and considerate. They told me that they enjoy their work and find it to be interesting and challenging. My checks on their workbooks showed teachers have high expectations, as pupils take great care with their handwriting and presentation. I found the standard of writing to be strong across key stage 1 and to be improving quickly in key stage 2, as teachers challenge pupils to write at length and use vocabulary and grammar with increasing subtlety. Mathematics knowledge and skills are developed very well because the curriculum is well sequenced, balancing a focus on basic number with frequent opportunities for pupils to reason and solve problems. Safeguarding is effective. The leadership team has ensured that all safeguarding arrangements are fit for purpose. You ensure that all adults who work in or visit the school are vetted thoroughly. Your staff are trained in safeguarding and are very aware of the different forms of abuse or neglect, including the risk of radicalisation and extremism. Consequently, they are vigilant and act quickly, in line with the school’s policy, if they have any concerns about a child’s welfare. You and your safeguarding team meet regularly to check whether your actions to protect children are having a positive effect. You keep careful records that capture in full a chronology of events, reflecting your ongoing vigilance. You work closely with parents and, where appropriate, other safeguarding agencies to keep children safe. Your curriculum also supports pupils’ personal development effectively. Pupils are taught how to recognise risks and keep themselves safe. For example, all children are taught to swim and learn about the risks of the local river. Pupils are also taught how to stay safe when online by protecting their online identity.

Hunwick Primary School Parent Reviews



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Strongly Agree 48% Agree 40% Disagree 12% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>48, "agree"=>40, "disagree"=>12, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 25 responses up to 18-12-2018
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Figures based on 25 responses up to 18-12-2018

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Figures based on 25 responses up to 18-12-2018

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Figures based on 25 responses up to 18-12-2018

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Figures based on 25 responses up to 18-12-2018

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Figures based on 25 responses up to 18-12-2018

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Figures based on 25 responses up to 18-12-2018

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Figures based on 25 responses up to 18-12-2018

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Figures based on 25 responses up to 18-12-2018

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Figures based on 25 responses up to 18-12-2018

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