Irthlingborough Nursery and Infant 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
0300 126 1000

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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Pupil/Teacher ratio
Persistent Absence
Pupils first language
not English
Free school meals
Pupils with SEN support
Scarborough Street

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. You and your team have created a friendly and harmonious learning environment in which staff work closely together. Pupils are happy in school and parents are supportive. Parents speak highly of the care and quality of learning their children receive. As one parent commented: ‘Staff are kind, caring and eager to bring out the best in every child.’ You have a clear plan for continued school improvement. Your plans and vision for the school are shared with governors and staff. Your leadership team is strong and works hard to make sure priorities for improvement are successful. You provide appropriate support and guidance to staff and other leaders to ensure that the plans you make and implement are raising standards for pupils in your school. You have received effective support from the Irthlingborough and Finedon Learning Trust which has provided staff and members of the governing body with helpful opportunities to share ideas and develop skills. You have ensured that teaching is at least good in all classes by regularly visiting them with other leaders. You check that pupils are learning well by scrutinising the progress they make in their work. You carefully track the attainment and progress of all pupils. Teachers know what pupils need to learn next in order to make progress and they provide appropriate challenge. Additional support is promptly provided to pupils when needed, including those who are disadvantaged and those who have special educational needs and/or disabilities. You recognise the strengths of your school and have detailed action plans to address the areas for improvement. You have focused on improving provision in the early years to ensure that children are provided with opportunities to develop their learning outdoors. As a result, provision is stimulating and provides children with exciting and imaginative learning activities, including the development of their physical skills. Early years provision encourages boys and girls equally to practise and apply their skills in writing, reading and numeracy. New leadership and effective teaching in the early years have secured improvements in the quality of teaching, learning and assessment. The data that leaders provided for me shows that children are now making good progress from their starting points. Pupils’ overall attainment at the end of key stage 1 in 2016 was below the national average for the proportion of pupils reaching the expected standard for age. You and your leadership team responded by reviewing the curriculum and identifying areas where pupils did not do well. You have successfully trained staff and reviewed teaching strategies, so improvements have been made this year. Pupils are now better supported by skilled staff and with specific interventions. Teachers make sure that pupils are now appropriately challenged to achieve a greater depth in their understanding. Standards in reading, writing and mathematics are improving for all groups of pupils. However, you are aware that standards in writing are not as high as they could be because pupils’ handwriting, spelling and presentation have shortcomings. You have identified improving these skills as an ongoing priority. Pupils’ attendance is in line with the national average overall. However, published data indicates that, for some groups of pupils, attendance is not as high as it should be. The number of pupils in groups with low attendance was small and you could explain why their attendance was low. The leadership team and family support workers have a good understanding of the families within your community. You work well with external agencies to support pupils to attend school regularly. Nevertheless, you are aware that there are hard-to-reach families within your community. Your aspiration to ensure that pupils are not disadvantaged by low attendance is key to your continued efforts to raise attendance and further improve pupils’ overall achievement. Safeguarding is effective. The leadership team has ensured that all safeguarding arrangements are fit for purpose and records are detailed. You make sure the safeguarding of pupils is effective and a high priority. The required checks are made, so staff are suitable to work with children. Staff and governors receive the appropriate training, including protecting pupils from extremism and radicalisation. You and your staff know pupils exceptionally well, and so are alert to the things that make them vulnerable. Staff are vigilant and records show that you take decisive and prompt action when it is needed to secure pupils’ well-being.

Irthlingborough Nursery and Infant School Parent Reviews

96% Parents Recommend This School
Strongly Agree 84% Agree 14% Disagree 1% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>84, "agree"=>14, "disagree"=>1, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 83 responses up to 19-04-2018
Strongly Agree 83% Agree 17% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>83, "agree"=>17, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 83 responses up to 19-04-2018
Strongly Agree 75% Agree 20% Disagree 2% Strongly Disagree 1% Don't Know 1% {"strongly_agree"=>75, "agree"=>20, "disagree"=>2, "strongly_disagree"=>1, "dont_know"=>1} Figures based on 83 responses up to 19-04-2018
Strongly Agree 75% Agree 24% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 1% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>75, "agree"=>24, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>1, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 83 responses up to 19-04-2018
Strongly Agree 76% Agree 22% Disagree 2% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>76, "agree"=>22, "disagree"=>2, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 83 responses up to 19-04-2018
Strongly Agree 52% Agree 37% Disagree 7% Strongly Disagree 2% Don't Know 1% {"strongly_agree"=>52, "agree"=>37, "disagree"=>7, "strongly_disagree"=>2, "dont_know"=>1} Figures based on 83 responses up to 19-04-2018
Strongly Agree 54% Agree 41% Disagree 2% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 2% {"strongly_agree"=>54, "agree"=>41, "disagree"=>2, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>2} Figures based on 83 responses up to 19-04-2018
Strongly Agree 49% Agree 28% Disagree 1% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 22% {"strongly_agree"=>49, "agree"=>28, "disagree"=>1, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>22} Figures based on 83 responses up to 19-04-2018
Strongly Agree 72% Agree 22% Disagree 2% Strongly Disagree 1% Don't Know 2% {"strongly_agree"=>72, "agree"=>22, "disagree"=>2, "strongly_disagree"=>1, "dont_know"=>2} Figures based on 83 responses up to 19-04-2018
Strongly Agree 66% Agree 19% Disagree 6% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 8% {"strongly_agree"=>66, "agree"=>19, "disagree"=>6, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>8} Figures based on 83 responses up to 19-04-2018
Strongly Agree 66% Agree 28% Disagree 4% Strongly Disagree 1% Don't Know 1% {"strongly_agree"=>66, "agree"=>28, "disagree"=>4, "strongly_disagree"=>1, "dont_know"=>1} Figures based on 83 responses up to 19-04-2018
Yes 96% No 4% {"yes"=>96, "no"=>4} Figures based on 83 responses up to 19-04-2018

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