Lobley Hill Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
395
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
0191 433 2757 / 0191 433 2109

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
(4/7/19)
Full Report - All Reports
63%
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

Rothbury Gardens
Lobley Hill
Gateshead
NE11 0AT
01914334080

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. Despite significant changes in leadership and a subsequent period of instability, you have, since your appointment in 2016, developed a strong and cohesive team of leaders. As a result, you have been able to bring about clear improvements in the quality of education and your actions are leading to focused developments. Your sharp and insightful analysis of the school’s strengths and weaknesses has led to effective action to address areas of concern. Leaders make good use of external views and support in order to confirm evaluations and aid improvements. As a result, the school continues to go from strength to strength. Lobley Hill Primary School is a lively, cohesive community. There is a tangible team spirit. Leaders and governors work collaboratively to help staff and pupils to, as your mission statement states, ‘be the best we can be’. Leaders have established an effective partnership between home and school. Pupils are happy and are keen to share your core values, being ‘curious, adventurous and respectful in order to achieve personal excellence’. Parents and carers highly value the contact that they have with your staff. The vast majority of parents I spoke with during the inspection, and those who responded to Ofsted’s online questionnaire, Parent View, were very positive about the school. Comments included: ‘A fantastic school community. I couldn’t wish for a better school for my children to attend. A great curriculum with lots of opportunities both in school and in the wider community.’ Another parent said, ‘This school is excellent.

Lobley Hill Primary School Parent Reviews



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Strongly Agree 78% Agree 17% Disagree 3% Strongly Disagree 3% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>78, "agree"=>17, "disagree"=>3, "strongly_disagree"=>3, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 36 responses up to 09-07-2019
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Figures based on 36 responses up to 09-07-2019

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Figures based on 36 responses up to 09-07-2019

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Figures based on 36 responses up to 09-07-2019

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Figures based on 36 responses up to 09-07-2019

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Figures based on 36 responses up to 09-07-2019

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Figures based on 36 responses up to 09-07-2019

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Figures based on 36 responses up to 09-07-2019

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Figures based on 36 responses up to 09-07-2019

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Figures based on 36 responses up to 09-07-2019

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Figures based on 36 responses up to 09-07-2019

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Figures based on 36 responses up to 09-07-2019

Responses taken from Ofsted Parent View

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