Oaklands Infant School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
169
AGES
5 - 7
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
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SCHOOL GUIDE RATING
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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
01189 746 000

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
(7/6/16)
Full Report - All Reports
97%
NATIONAL AVG. 93%
Happiness Rating
21.2:1
NATIONAL AVG. 20.7:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
Small Data Set
NATIONAL AVG. 8.2%
Persistent Absence
13%
NATIONAL AVG. 20.9%
Pupils first language
not English
3%
NATIONAL AVG. 20.8%
Free school meals
6.5%
NATIONAL AVG. 12.6%
Pupils with SEN support
Butler Road
Crowthorne
RG45 6QZ
01344774644

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. You focus effectively on improving the quality of teaching and learning within the school. Your motto of ‘deep roots for future growth’ is borne out in the good and improving start pupils make in the early years. Staff say they are proud to work at the school and share your ambition for further improvement. Parents say their children enjoy coming to school, and they appreciate the strong moral values staff instil in their children. They feel that the school helps their children to be inspired to find out more about the world around them and that the school community is strong and welcoming. Pupils enjoy their learning at school and work hard in lessons. They develop a love of learning because leaders ensure the curriculum provides enriching experiences through relevant visits to places of interest and inspiring visitors. Leaders show a strong commitment to developing pupils’ care, concern and respect for others. The characters linked to your core values, such as ‘Ivy’ who rises to challenges and ‘Goldie’ who encourages respect for all, positively influence pupils’ attitudes towards others. Pupils show a desire to learn and behave well both in and out of lessons. They are able to articulate strong levels of care and concern for others. You and other senior leaders use the information you hold about what children know and can do to develop the teaching that pupils receive. You tailor additional support effectively to meet a range of needs. There are a small number of disadvantaged pupils in the school, making it difficult to draw valid national comparisons regarding their performance. In 2015, these pupils achieved well. You have tackled the areas for improvement identified at the last inspection well so that pupils know what they need to do to be successful in their work. They use the prompts teachers share with them to make their work more accurate. Pupils’ punctuation and grammar is practised and reinforced in all their writing activities. In the early years, teaching has ensured that a high proportion of pupils start key stage 1 well prepared in reading, writing and number because activities focus closely on the skills with which pupils need the most support. Although pupils’ overall achievement is good at the end of key stage 1, teaching does not always build quickly enough on the strong start pupils make in the early years, particularly in phonics (letters and the sounds that they make), to enable pupils to make rapid progress in reading and writing. There are a number of new governors this year. They have challenged leaders appropriately to secure swift improvements to aspects of the school’s performance such as phonics in Year 1. However, governors do not always have all the information they need about the current performance of pupils to hold leaders fully to account for the impact of their actions. Leaders’ evaluations are sometimes anecdotal or lack precise measures to gauge impact. Safeguarding is effective. Leaders ensure that safeguarding training is updated and that practice in school reflects the latest national guidance. All staff follow the agreed procedures if they are concerned about any pupil. The leadership team has ensured that all safeguarding arrangements are fit for purpose and records are detailed and of high quality. Concerns are addressed quickly and leaders liaise well with the other professionals to reduce any risk of harm. Pre-employment checks on staff meet requirements, although during this inspection some paper-based checks had not been fully transferred onto the electronic single central record. This was a slip-up rather than being indicative of any shortcoming in the checking procedures. Attendance is above the national average and very few pupils are persistently absent. Inspection findings Your commitment to improving the quality of education further at the school came through clearly in my discussions and work with you. You have ensured that pupils learn in a safe, happy environment and are well cared for by the staff that teach them. Parents are pleased with the education their children receive during their time with you, with very few exceptions.

Oaklands Infant School Parent Reviews



95% Parents Recommend This School
Strongly Agree 78% Agree 15% Disagree 7% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>78, "agree"=>15, "disagree"=>7, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 55 responses up to 11-05-2022
Strongly Agree 87% Agree 13% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>87, "agree"=>13, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 55 responses up to 11-05-2022
Strongly Agree 64% Agree 36% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>64, "agree"=>36, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 55 responses up to 11-05-2022
My Child Has Not Been Bullied 80% Strongly Agree 5% Agree 7% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 2% Don't Know 5% {"my_child_has_not_been_bullied"=>80, "strongly_agree"=>5, "agree"=>7, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>2, "dont_know"=>5} Figures based on 55 responses up to 11-05-2022
Strongly Agree 53% Agree 40% Disagree 4% Strongly Disagree 4% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>53, "agree"=>40, "disagree"=>4, "strongly_disagree"=>4, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 55 responses up to 11-05-2022
I Have Not Raised Any Concerns 49% Strongly Agree 29% Agree 16% Disagree 5% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"i_have_not_raised_any_concerns"=>49, "strongly_agree"=>29, "agree"=>16, "disagree"=>5, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 55 responses up to 11-05-2022
Strongly Agree 80% Agree 20% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>80, "agree"=>20, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 10 responses up to 11-05-2022
Strongly Agree 45% Agree 40% Disagree 7% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 7% {"strongly_agree"=>45, "agree"=>40, "disagree"=>7, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>7} Figures based on 55 responses up to 11-05-2022
Strongly Agree 56% Agree 42% Disagree 2% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>56, "agree"=>42, "disagree"=>2, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 55 responses up to 11-05-2022
Strongly Agree 51% Agree 36% Disagree 13% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>51, "agree"=>36, "disagree"=>13, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 55 responses up to 11-05-2022
Strongly Agree 64% Agree 33% Disagree 2% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 2% {"strongly_agree"=>64, "agree"=>33, "disagree"=>2, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>2} Figures based on 55 responses up to 11-05-2022
Strongly Agree 58% Agree 33% Disagree 5% Strongly Disagree 2% Don't Know 2% {"strongly_agree"=>58, "agree"=>33, "disagree"=>5, "strongly_disagree"=>2, "dont_know"=>2} Figures based on 55 responses up to 11-05-2022
Strongly Agree 51% Agree 40% Disagree 4% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 5% {"strongly_agree"=>51, "agree"=>40, "disagree"=>4, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>5} Figures based on 55 responses up to 11-05-2022
Yes 95% No 5% {"yes"=>95, "no"=>5} Figures based on 55 responses up to 11-05-2022

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