Norwich Road Academy
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
322
AGES
3 - 11
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Academy sponsor led
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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
(8/3/22)
Full Report - All Reports
55%
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)
Norwich Road
Thetford
IP24 2HT
01842753279

School Description

At Norwich Road Academy, pupils’ needs are understood well. They have many opportunities to develop the personal qualities and attitudes they need to be successful. Pupils enjoy taking part in classroom activities that teachers and other staff plan. However, pupils’ learning experiences in lessons can vary. They are not receiving consistently high-quality lessons throughout the whole curriculum. Pupils are empathetic and many take advantage of the opportunity to show their leadership skills. They do this by taking on roles such as peer mediators and young interpreters. Pupils have learned that their positive choices are important and can make a difference to everyone around them. Pupils behave well in lessons and at playtimes. They have been taught to be aware of different types of bullying. Although they say these behaviours are unusual, pupils are assured that adults listen and take action if they ask for help. Pupils enjoy working with the kind and helpful staff in school. They see this as a selling point for their school. They share openly about how adults have supported their learning and emotional needs. Pupils say that adults are helping them to grow up to be ready for the future.

Norwich Road Academy Parent Reviews



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Strongly Agree 53% Agree 26% Disagree 11% Strongly Disagree 5% Don't Know 5% {"strongly_agree"=>53, "agree"=>26, "disagree"=>11, "strongly_disagree"=>5, "dont_know"=>5} Figures based on 38 responses up to 08-03-2022
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Figures based on 38 responses up to 08-03-2022

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Figures based on 38 responses up to 08-03-2022

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Figures based on 38 responses up to 08-03-2022

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