Laycock Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
396
AGES
3 - 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
020 7527 5515.

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
(1/3/17)
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

Laycock Street
Upper Street
London
N1 1SW
02072262927

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the previous inspection. As the newly appointed headteacher, soon after the inspection, you quickly worked on developing a new vision for the school and on ‘refreshing’ the building. With the exception of the restructuring of the support staff, there have been few staff changes under your leadership. You have worked very well with senior and middle leaders, including governors, to tackle the areas for improvement identified at the previous inspection. These included raising the already good quality of teaching and improving aspects of standards at key stage 1. A further action point was with regard to pupils’ attendance, which remains a challenge to the school. This is evaluated as one of the three key lines of enquiry in the inspection findings. Teaching is good across all phases at the school. This has contributed to pupils making consistently good progress year on year from a low base. You and other leaders have clear and rigorous systems for checking on teachers’ work. However, as we discussed, observations of teaching do not focus sharply on its impact on pupils’ learning. You link this monitoring well to the school improvement plan and the performance management of teachers. You provide staff with guidance and opportunities to improve their skills. The impact of good and improving teaching is evident in the above-average proportion of pupils that attained greater depth in reading, writing and mathematics at the end of key stage 1.

Laycock Primary School Parent Reviews



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Strongly Agree 78% Agree 18% Disagree 2% Strongly Disagree 2% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>78, "agree"=>18, "disagree"=>2, "strongly_disagree"=>2, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 49 responses up to 18-10-2018
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Figures based on 49 responses up to 18-10-2018

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Figures based on 49 responses up to 18-10-2018

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Figures based on 49 responses up to 18-10-2018

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Figures based on 49 responses up to 18-10-2018

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Figures based on 49 responses up to 18-10-2018

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Figures based on 49 responses up to 18-10-2018

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Figures based on 49 responses up to 18-10-2018

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Figures based on 49 responses up to 18-10-2018

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Figures based on 49 responses up to 18-10-2018

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Figures based on 49 responses up to 18-10-2018

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Figures based on 49 responses up to 18-10-2018

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