Millwood Primary Special School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
Special school
PUPILS
160
AGES
2 - 11
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Community special school

Can I Get My Child Into This 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, 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?

Outstanding
NATIONAL AVG. 2.09
Ofsted Inspection
(11/07/2023)
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88%
NATIONAL AVG. 93%
Happiness Rating

Ofsted Parent View

7.0:1
NATIONAL AVG. 19.9:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
37.2%
NATIONAL AVG. 17.7%
Persistent Absence
16.9%
NATIONAL AVG. 22.0%
Pupils first language
not English
38.8%
NATIONAL AVG. 25.9%
Free school meals
School Street
Radcliffe
Bury
M26 3BW
01617242266

School Description

The inspectors observed 16 lessons, saw all teachers and one higher level teaching assistant, and all classes were seen. Pupils led a tour of the school; inspectors also listened to them read and discussed their work with them. Meetings were held with the headteacher, school staff and senior leaders, the school council and a group of pupils, members of the governing body and a representative from the local authority. Informal discussions were also held with staff and pupils. Information from the school’s most recent parental questionnaire was taken into account. Insufficient responses were available on the on-line questionnaire (Parent View) to be able to access them. Staff views were gathered from discussions and from the staff questionnaire. The inspectors looked at information about pupils’ progress, teaching, planning and monitoring documentation. The school’s documents on safeguarding were reviewed, together with records of attendance and pupils’ behaviour.

Millwood Primary Special School Parent Reviews



88% Parents Recommend This School
Strongly Agree 73% Agree 15% Disagree 2% Strongly Disagree 8% Don't Know 2% {"strongly_agree"=>73, "agree"=>15, "disagree"=>2, "strongly_disagree"=>8, "dont_know"=>2} Figures based on 48 responses up to 12-07-2023
Strongly Agree 77% Agree 10% Disagree 2% Strongly Disagree 8% Don't Know 2% {"strongly_agree"=>77, "agree"=>10, "disagree"=>2, "strongly_disagree"=>8, "dont_know"=>2} Figures based on 48 responses up to 12-07-2023
Strongly Agree 63% Agree 23% Disagree 6% Strongly Disagree 6% Don't Know 2% {"strongly_agree"=>63, "agree"=>23, "disagree"=>6, "strongly_disagree"=>6, "dont_know"=>2} Figures based on 48 responses up to 12-07-2023
My Child Has Not Been Bullied 81% Strongly Agree 2% Agree 6% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 8% Don't Know 2% {"my_child_has_not_been_bullied"=>81, "strongly_agree"=>2, "agree"=>6, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>8, "dont_know"=>2} Figures based on 48 responses up to 12-07-2023
Strongly Agree 71% Agree 17% Disagree 2% Strongly Disagree 10% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>71, "agree"=>17, "disagree"=>2, "strongly_disagree"=>10, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 48 responses up to 12-07-2023
I Have Not Raised Any Concerns 23% Strongly Agree 52% Agree 8% Disagree 6% Strongly Disagree 10% Don't Know 0% {"i_have_not_raised_any_concerns"=>23, "strongly_agree"=>52, "agree"=>8, "disagree"=>6, "strongly_disagree"=>10, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 48 responses up to 12-07-2023
Strongly Agree 77% Agree 8% Disagree 4% Strongly Disagree 10% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>77, "agree"=>8, "disagree"=>4, "strongly_disagree"=>10, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 48 responses up to 12-07-2023
Strongly Agree 67% Agree 13% Disagree 4% Strongly Disagree 10% Don't Know 6% {"strongly_agree"=>67, "agree"=>13, "disagree"=>4, "strongly_disagree"=>10, "dont_know"=>6} Figures based on 48 responses up to 12-07-2023
Strongly Agree 73% Agree 13% Disagree 4% Strongly Disagree 10% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>73, "agree"=>13, "disagree"=>4, "strongly_disagree"=>10, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 48 responses up to 12-07-2023
Strongly Agree 73% Agree 19% Disagree 2% Strongly Disagree 6% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>73, "agree"=>19, "disagree"=>2, "strongly_disagree"=>6, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 48 responses up to 12-07-2023
Strongly Agree 77% Agree 13% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 10% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>77, "agree"=>13, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>10, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 48 responses up to 12-07-2023
Strongly Agree 60% Agree 19% Disagree 2% Strongly Disagree 10% Don't Know 8% {"strongly_agree"=>60, "agree"=>19, "disagree"=>2, "strongly_disagree"=>10, "dont_know"=>8} Figures based on 48 responses up to 12-07-2023
Strongly Agree 73% Agree 10% Disagree 8% Strongly Disagree 8% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>73, "agree"=>10, "disagree"=>8, "strongly_disagree"=>8, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 48 responses up to 12-07-2023
Yes 88% No 13% {"yes"=>88, "no"=>13} Figures based on 48 responses up to 12-07-2023

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