Kirkham and Wesham Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
195
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
(16/1/18)
Full Report - All Reports
64%
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

Nelson Street
Kirkham
Preston
PR4 2JP
01772682866

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. Your strong and caring leadership provides a clear direction for the school. Kirkham and Wesham Primary has recently faced some significant challenges. Throughout this time, you have ensured that teaching, learning and assessment remain good and that staff and pupils have received appropriate support. Leaders have carried out an accurate evaluation of the school’s strengths and have identified appropriate areas for further improvement. You have correctly focused on ensuring that pupils receive more opportunities to develop their knowledge and understanding at greater depth in English and mathematics. Governors visit the school frequently. As a result, they have a detailed knowledge of standards, including the progress that pupils make in their learning. Governors use their professional skills and detailed knowledge to hold leaders to account. They provide a good balance of challenge and support for leaders and staff. You lead an enthusiastic team which strives to do its best for pupils. Staff feel well supported and value the leadership of the school. Support staff work closely with teachers to ensure that pupils make good progress in their learning. The school is a hive of activity where no learning time is lost. You have provided staff with wellplanned training and visits to other schools. As a result, you have improved teaching, learning and assessment. Parents and carers have a very positive view of the school. Those who spoke to me at the start of the day or who responded to Parent View, Ofsted’s online questionnaire, said that the school is well led. They were keen to share how caring and helpful staff are in meeting the varied needs of pupils. These were typified by one parent who said, ‘The children are at the heart of everything that the school does.’ Pupils enjoy coming to school and their attendance is good. They share parents’ positive view of the school. Those pupils who spoke to me during the inspection said that bullying does not happen but were confident that adults would deal with any incidents effectively. Pupils value the varied and interesting curriculum that you provide. They enjoy the opportunities that they have to take part in after-school clubs such as archery, multi-skills and cheerleading. Pupils relish opportunities to play a musical instrument, such as the saxophone or clarinet, and to play in the school’s orchestra. They are proud of their attractive art work, which enhances the school environment. You encourage pupils to take part in decision-making through the school’s house system, the school council and eco council. Pupils enjoyed helping to plan and name the school’s new eco garden, the Chill Zone. You have addressed the areas for improvement identified by the previous inspectors. Teachers give pupils time to discuss their ideas and work things out for themselves. During lessons, I saw that pupils are articulate and can explain what they have learnt. Pupils know what they need to do to improve their work further. Previous inspectors also asked you to make sure that teachers’ appraisals contain higher targets for pupils’ progress. Since then, you have put in place appropriate targets for teachers’ performance. These are taken from your accurate monitoring of pupils’ learning. The targets reflect leaders’ ambition to raise pupils’ achievements further. You have taken effective steps to ensure that leaders make full use of the school’s assessment system to check the progress of different groups of pupils. Assessment information is detailed and fit for purpose. The system that you use enables leaders to track the progress of all pupils, including groups such as those who speak English as an additional language. Leaders and governors use this detailed assessment information to monitor the effectiveness of teaching across the school. Safeguarding is effective. You, staff and governors place a very high priority on keeping pupils safe. Leaders have made sure that safeguarding arrangements are of high quality and effective. You provide appropriate and frequent training. As a result, all staff have up-to-date knowledge of safeguarding and the school’s procedures. You keep meticulous records in relation to safeguarding concerns. You and your staff work well with other agencies. You are vigilant in ensuring that pupils receive the correct level of support and care. The school’s website is used to give parents useful information about safeguarding. Leaders ensure that the curriculum is filled with opportunities for pupils to learn how to keep themselves safe, including online.

Kirkham and Wesham Primary School Parent Reviews



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Strongly Agree 75% Agree 24% Disagree 2% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>75, "agree"=>24, "disagree"=>2, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 59 responses up to 21-05-2018
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Figures based on 59 responses up to 21-05-2018

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Figures based on 59 responses up to 21-05-2018

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Figures based on 59 responses up to 21-05-2018

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Figures based on 59 responses up to 21-05-2018

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Figures based on 59 responses up to 21-05-2018

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Figures based on 59 responses up to 21-05-2018

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Figures based on 59 responses up to 21-05-2018

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Figures based on 59 responses up to 21-05-2018

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