John Donne Church of England Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

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High Street
Blunham
Bedford
MK44 3NL
01767640346
Pupils
120
Ages
3 - 11
Gender
Mixed
Type
Voluntary aided school
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(17/1/17)
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50%
NATIONAL AVG. 65%
% pupils meeting the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics
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The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. I was impressed by the environment for learning that staff create – with attractive, high-quality and striking displays of pupils’ work in classrooms and corridors. A sense of order, tidiness and celebration of pupils’ achievements is immediately apparent. You have maintained each of the many strengths identified at the time of the previous inspection report. You have a clear vision for the school and communicate your desire for every pupil to succeed. You understand the important role the school plays within the local community. Over time you have continued to add to the building so that even more children can start their school life at this small village school. Currently, you have agreed plans to become a primary school from September 2017. One aspect of your strong leadership is how well you deal with challenges. Where there have been staff changes, you demonstrate a clear determination to appoint the best candidates that you can. When appointments have not been possible, you often choose to teach yourself so that pupils can continue to make the very best progress and have high-quality experiences. The impact of your decisions is evident in the progress that pupils are currently making in lower key stage 2.

John Donne Church of England Primary School Catchment Area Map

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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.

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.

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