New Horizons Learning Centre
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary & Secondary
Special school
PUPILS
59
AGES
5 - 16
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 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
(12/3/19)
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76%
NATIONAL AVG. 93%
Happiness Rating

Ofsted Parent View

4.3:1
NATIONAL AVG. 20.7:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
56.4%
NATIONAL AVG. 8.2%
Persistent Absence
32.7%
NATIONAL AVG. 20.8%
Free school meals
Mulberry Drive
Kingswood
Bristol
BS15 4EA
01454865340

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the previous inspection. You have continued to ensure that pupils are safe and make progress in their learning. Pupils who left the school at the end of Year 11 have moved on to further education or taken up apprenticeships. Some younger pupils have returned successfully to mainstream schools to complete their education. Staff know pupils and their families well. They are a tightly knit group, supporting each other to ensure that pupils are safe, ready to learn and make progress in their studies. At the previous inspection, you were tasked with ensuring that pupils know what they should be achieving. Pupils appreciate the target sheets that they refer to. These show them precisely what they need to work on and what they need to do to improve. The inspector also noted that low-level disruption was not tackled swiftly enough to minimise disruption to learning. Staff have taken this on board and make effective use of the school’s behaviour system to reward pupils’ good behaviour and work. As a result, we saw no low-level disruption during this inspection.

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