Oak Lodge School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school
PUPILS
76
AGES
10 - 19
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Community special 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?

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NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(25/2/20)
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3.6:1
NATIONAL AVG. 20.7:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
40.4%
NATIONAL AVG. 8.2%
Persistent Absence
53.9%
NATIONAL AVG. 20.9%
Pupils first language
not English
54.2%
NATIONAL AVG. 20.8%
Free school meals
101 Nightingale Lane
Balham
London
SW12 8NA
02086733453

School Description

This is a school for pupils who are deaf or have hearing loss and related speech, language and communication difficulties. Leaders make British sign language (BSL) central to their teaching. This helps all pupils to understand the lessons. Pupils enjoy and take full part in lessons. Leaders have set up a subject-based curriculum. Pupils move around the school calmly and safely. Teachers prepare activities which pupils find interesting. As a result, pupils achieve well. They think about jobs that they might do in the future and work towards this. Pupils like school. They say they feel safe. If they worry about anything they know that they can talk to staff. Staff and pupils get on well together. There is no low-level disruption. Staff have high expectations for pupils’ behaviour. Pupils’ behaviour is excellent. Staff and pupils told us that if there is any incidence of bullying, this is swiftly dealt with. Leaders provide a wide range of additional opportunities for pupils. This provides for pupils’ broader development. There is an after-school club, a ‘feeling good’ session and enrichment sessions.

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