Icknield Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
620
AGES
4 - 11
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Community 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 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.

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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?

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NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(6/6/17)
Full Report - All Reports
67%
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

Birdsfoot Lane
Luton
LU3 2JB
01582534000

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. As headteacher, you have successfully developed an ethos for the school that staff, governors and pupils share. The school’s motto, ‘We can achieve if we believe’, is interwoven into the work of the school, so that pupils understand that they must aim high and work hard to achieve their goals. As one pupil told me: ‘If you believe you can do it, you will!’ You are a highly respected, dedicated and knowledgeable leader with a very clear commitment to improving the outcomes that pupils achieve. All 47 staff members who responded to Ofsted’s questionnaire agreed that the school is led and managed well. Teachers and support staff feel strongly that they are part of a team and that their contributions are listened to and valued. While raising expectations of teachers, you have ensured that the support and challenge that you provide for them mean that they are keen to continue to improve their practice. Teachers know that they will be held to account for the progress pupils make, but they also know that you will support them in undertaking new initiatives to improve their work too. Parents hold the school in high esteem. They appreciate the hard work of staff and the opportunities that they have to attend assemblies, workshops and other events, to celebrate their children’s achievements and to find out how to support their children’s learning at home. Pupils are very proud of their school and talk confidently about how they demonstrate the school’s ‘3Cs – care, cooperation and communication’. Pupils said that everyone is welcome at Icknield Primary because, ‘We are like a family in this school, a great big, happy family.’ You and leaders have ensured that pupils have access to enriching learning experiences through the vibrant and well-designed curriculum. Effective links between subjects provide meaningful opportunities for pupils to use and apply the skills that they have been taught in mathematics and English. Governors share your enthusiasm and desire to improve the school further. They are highly committed to knowing the school’s strengths and weaknesses through frequent visits to the school and discussions with pupils, parents and staff. You and governors use this accurate understanding of the school’s effectiveness to make appropriate, purposeful changes to teaching and learning. An area for development identified at your previous inspection was to improve the consistency of provision in the early years. This was because the three Reception classes did not have equal access to the outdoor learning environment, as the classes were sited in different parts of the school. Since then, you and governors have relocated the three Reception classes, and they now share the same large indoor and outdoor area. Your capable deputy headteacher oversees the quality of teaching, learning and assessment in the Reception classes. This ensures that the early years staff provide a very positive learning environment where all children flourish. During the inspection, I observed children enjoying the activities that teachers plan for them and behaving very well. Consequently, the proportion of children achieving a good level of development continues to increase and is now in line with the national average. Another area for development from the previous inspection was to accelerate the rate of progress for all pupils, by ensuring that teaching is matched to pupils’ different levels of ability, especially for the most able pupils. You and your leadership team work effectively to ensure that teaching standards are high across the school. Teachers and pupils have positive relationships, and pupils willingly follow teachers’ instructions in lessons. Leaders ensure that teachers plan lessons that hold pupils’ interests and capture their imaginations. Classrooms are calm and friendly places where pupils can be seen enjoying their learning experiences. Teaching assistants are well trained and provide positive support, often using effective questioning to develop pupils’ language skills. This enables pupils to think about their learning and explain their answers more successfully. As a result, most pupils make consistently strong progress from their starting points. However, you acknowledge that there are occasions when the most able pupils do not have the opportunity to apply their skills, and the work they do is not always challenging enough. Safeguarding is effective. There is a strong culture of keeping pupils safe. You and governors have ensured that all safeguarding arrangements are fit for purpose and records are detailed and of high quality. You work closely with other professionals and services to ensure that children and families receive timely and effective support. Robust systems are in place for the recruitment and induction of new staff. The training that staff receive means that they are effective in recognising and responding to signs of concern. Pupils behave very well in lessons and around the school because of the excellent relationships that they have with staff and the high standards of behaviour that all staff consistently expect of them. Pupils have complete faith that adults in the school will listen to them if they have any worries. They do not feel that bullying is an issue. Pupils are confident that staff deal with any rare issues of poor behaviour firmly and fairly. Parents are also confident that their children are safe and well looked after. Inspection findings In order to check that the school remains good, one of the key lines of enquiry that I explored was how effectively leaders are improving the quality of teaching across the school and, consequently, the achievement of pupils. The previous inspection identified the need to develop the skills of senior leaders in order to strengthen the school’s capacity to further drive up standards. You and the governors have effectively developed the school’s leadership team. You are ably supported by the deputy headteacher and two assistant headteachers. Leaders gather information from a range of sources, for example, undertaking frequent observations of lessons and looking at pupils’ work. Regular analysis of this information, in meetings between leaders and teachers, is creating a professional dialogue about the impact of teaching on pupils’ learning. This is supporting teachers to continually reflect on their practice and to make sure that learning tasks are more precisely matched to pupils’ learning needs. Your middle leaders have received training from more experienced colleagues, so are knowledgeable and confident to provide subject-specific support to further enhance the quality of teaching. By linking performance management targets to school improvement priorities, leaders are very effective in continuing to secure school improvement. Another area that I looked at was how effectively phonics is taught, and whether pupils make good enough progress in this area from their starting points. The published data shows that the proportion of pupils that reached the expected level in the Year 1 phonics check has been below the national average for the last three years. Leaders have rightly taken effective action to tackle the previous weaknesses in phonics teaching. You have trained staff to deliver a well-planned and structured approach across the school. Pupils’ progress is closely tracked, and targeted support is put in place to improve pupils’ outcomes. Pupils enjoy reading and use their knowledge of phonics effectively to help them to work out unfamiliar words. Teachers provide pupils with many opportunities to practise and develop these skills further.

Icknield Primary School Parent Reviews



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