Muscliff Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

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PUPILS
624
AGES
5 - 11
GENDER
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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
(2/10/18)
Full Report - All Reports
73%
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

Broadway Lane
Throop
Bournemouth
BH8 0AB
01202549654

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. Your leadership has created a school that serves the needs of all children in the community, whatever their ability or background. You have led the school through periods of growth and reorganisation while never losing sight of the underlying values that make the school successful and inclusive. Standards dipped three years ago. However, you reacted well. You gathered likeminded leaders and teachers around you and have led them with tenacity and determination to ensure that pupils make the progress they should. Improvements have duly followed. Your senior staff are skilled and experienced. They complement you and each other well. As a result of your leadership style, there is a unity of purpose across the leadership team and staff. The staff know what is expected of them and they are confident that they will be given the support they need to reach that expectation. This combination is proving very effective in raising standards across the whole school. You and your senior colleagues have an accurate picture of the strengths and weaknesses of the school. You have clear plans to address weaknesses and good systems in place to monitor the effectiveness of the improvements you make. This thoughtful approach has led to deep-seated improvements over the past 18 months. You have developed the roles of middle leaders so that they are able to be more influential across the school. Those responsible for English and mathematics play a key role in supporting their colleagues in further developing the quality of teaching. You have more recently reorganised the leadership of the early years and key stage 1 to bring greater cohesion between the two. Your commitment to ensuring that the school can meet the needs of all pupils, including those who have special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities is evident. Skilled staff are deployed effectively so that pupils who have social, mental and emotional health needs are given the individual support they need to flourish. Governors are equally committed to ensuring that the school meets the needs of all pupils. They know the school well through regular meetings and visits to the school. Their understanding of the school’s areas for development is clear and they ask challenging questions of the senior leadership team. Safeguarding is effective. There is a strong safeguarding culture across the school, from the early years to key stage 2. Staff are well trained in all aspects of safeguarding and know what to do should a pupil bring a concern to them. Pupils know who they can go to should they be worried or feel unsafe. The school’s record-keeping and checks on teachers and others who work with children are well maintained. The appropriate additional safeguards are in place for children in the early years. Governors keep a regular check that systems are up to date. The school has a higher than average proportion of pupils who have emotional and mental health needs. You and your staff create programmes for these pupils that allow them to continue to make academic progress while receiving the additional pastoral care they need. Inspection findings In this short inspection, we focused particularly on how reading is taught. We focused on the work the school has done to improve standards of reading over the past few years, on how reading is developed from the early years into key stage 1 and on how the most able pupils are given opportunities to reach the highest standards. Key stage 2 reading standards have risen incrementally over the past few years. In 2015/16, leaders recognised that standards were not high enough and put in place a series of measures to address the issue. Chief among them has been the focus on increasing the expertise and the influence of the English coordinator 2 across the school. Well-planned training has also been a major factor in raising standards. In addition, leaders understand the strengths and remaining weaknesses of each year group team. Leaders carefully tailor additional coaching to meet their specific needs. Leaders recognise the importance of intervening quickly when pupils fall behind with their reading. Teachers react quickly when they spot a pupil has misunderstood an idea and provide extra support to allow that pupil to keep up. Leaders have recognised the effectiveness of the English coordinator’s work and have now increased his capacity to support colleagues by providing additional time for this in the week. Early signs are that this is already having an impact on classroom practice. Teachers value the additional advice and support and their teaching of reading is improving as a direct result. Leaders understand the importance of pupils reading widely and often. Pupils take part in well-planned class reading activities to help them develop their understanding of their class book. Teachers also encourage pupils to read independently by providing recommended reading lists and setting expectations of reading regularly at home with parents and carers. Books are well matched to each pupil’s ability, particularly those appropriate for younger pupils. Children make a good start to learning to read in the early years. In the past few years, the proportion of children making expected progress has been well above the national average. In the end of Year 1 phonics screening check, pupils also achieve higher than national standards. However, by the time pupils reach the end of key stage 1, much of this momentum has ebbed away and standards are in line with other schools. This is because pupils’ phonics knowledge is not sufficiently embedded to support their independent reading. In key stage 1, sometimes, pupils do not make sufficient progress because teachers are not precise in their assessments. This hinders teachers’ abilities to plan and deliver learning that builds securely on what pupils know. Many more pupils are now reaching high standards in reading in key stage 2 than in previous years. This is the result of recent improvements in the quality of teaching. Teachers are now asking more challenging questions of pupils and encouraging them to think more deeply about the books they read. Pupils are used to discussing their understanding of what they are reading and are enthusiastic and articulate when they talk with one another about their books. In key stage 1, more pupils are reaching a greater depth in their reading than in previous years. However, improvements are not as rapid or as secure as they are in key stage 2. Leaders are aware of this issue and it is a focus for the English coordinator’s work this year.

Muscliff Primary School Parent Reviews



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Strongly Agree 63% Agree 31% Disagree 3% Strongly Disagree 1% Don't Know 1% {"strongly_agree"=>63, "agree"=>31, "disagree"=>3, "strongly_disagree"=>1, "dont_know"=>1} Figures based on 144 responses up to 11-10-2018
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Figures based on 144 responses up to 11-10-2018

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Figures based on 144 responses up to 11-10-2018

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Figures based on 144 responses up to 11-10-2018

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Figures based on 144 responses up to 11-10-2018

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Figures based on 144 responses up to 11-10-2018

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Figures based on 144 responses up to 11-10-2018

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Figures based on 144 responses up to 11-10-2018

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Figures based on 144 responses up to 11-10-2018

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Figures based on 144 responses up to 11-10-2018

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Figures based on 144 responses up to 11-10-2018

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Figures based on 144 responses up to 11-10-2018

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