Lavington School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
PUPILS
829
AGES
11 - 16
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
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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?

4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(14/11/17)
Full Report - All Reports
75%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths



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Progress Compared With All Other Schools

UNLOCK Well Below Average (About 12% of schools in England) Below Average (About 20% of schools in England) Average (About 37% of schools in England) Above Average (About 17% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 14% of schools in England)

School Results Over Time

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% of pupils who achieved 5+ GCSEs grade 9-4
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% of pupils who achieved GCSE grade 5 or above in both English and maths

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

The Spring
Market Lavington
Devizes
SN10 4EB
01380812352

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. Since your promotion to headteacher in January 2015, you have adeptly developed the skills of senior staff, and so built a highly motivated and effective senior leadership team. You bring out the best in your staff because you have high expectations of them, and you provide opportunities for them to extend their skills. You have successfully encouraged collaborative work within school and with a local network of schools. Teachers reflect on their practice and are receptive to new ideas. As a result, the quality of teaching and learning is improving. The governing body is well organised and provides a good level of challenge and support to you and your senior leaders. A new chair of governors was appointed in September 2017. Although a number of governors have moved on since the previous inspection, good succession planning has ensured that the governing body retains the necessary skills to fulfil its duties well. You are passionate about pupils’ personal development. You encourage them to take on leadership responsibilities, and, as a result, pupils are self-assured and selfconfident. For example, recently, pupils played a leading role in setting up a very successful cadet unit at the school. Pupils’ academic progress was above average in 2016 and continued to be strong in 2017. Consequently, pupils’ attainment, measured across eight GCSE subjects, was well above the national average in 2016 and 2017. Pupils make particularly rapid progress in GCSE mathematics. Pupils appreciate the wide range of extra-curricular cultural and sports clubs. They travel to school from a wide area. By providing activities from early morning until early evening, the school plays an important role in the local community. At the previous inspection you were asked to improve pupils’ progress in English and to ensure that homework is used more consistently. Following a change of leadership in English, the quality of teaching has improved and, as a result, current pupils are making better progress. You have successfully introduced a new system for setting and recording homework. Many parents use this regularly to see what their children are learning. Disadvantaged pupils’ progress has, in the past, not been as strong as that of other pupils nationally. Your senior leaders have taken concerted action to improve support for this group of pupils, and have raised their achievement. Although you set high expectations for pupils’ conduct, the proportion of pupils excluded for poor behaviour was above average last year. You have credible plans to improve the behaviour of a small minority of pupils who have had difficulty in the past. You recognise that pupils who have special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities did not make strong progress from their starting points last year. However, inspectors’ observations and pupils’ work indicate that this group of pupils are now receiving effective support. In recent years, there have been wide differences between the progress of boys and girls in some subjects. Your action to improve teaching has ensured that these differences have been reduced. Safeguarding is effective. You have ensured that all safeguarding arrangements are fit for purpose. Your designated safeguarding leader is well trained and suitably experienced. All the proper checks are made on staff to make sure they are suitable to work with children. Training logs indicate that, once appointed, staff keep their skills up to date. Your records show that, when concerned about the welfare of a pupil, you make referrals to other agencies quickly and follow these up unrelentingly if you have further concerns. You have ensured that pupils are taught how to keep themselves safe in a range of situations, including when using the internet. As a result, pupils understand the steps they need to take to avoid these risks. Pupils who spoke to inspectors confirmed they are well cared for and feel safe. Most expressed confidence that staff will deal with any cases of bullying effectively. A small number of pupils, and some parents, expressed concern that incidents of bullying were not dealt with quickly enough. However, the large majority of parents who responded to the online questionnaire, Parent View, believe that their child is happy at school and is kept safe. A high proportion of parents would recommend this school to others.

Lavington School Parent Reviews



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Strongly Agree 57% Agree 34% Disagree 6% Strongly Disagree 3% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>57, "agree"=>34, "disagree"=>6, "strongly_disagree"=>3, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 140 responses up to 17-04-2019
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Figures based on 140 responses up to 17-04-2019

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Figures based on 140 responses up to 17-04-2019

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Figures based on 140 responses up to 17-04-2019

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Figures based on 140 responses up to 17-04-2019

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