OakTree Nursery and Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
373
AGES
2 - 11
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Community 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.

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  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
(6/11/18)
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)

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

Priory Road
Park South
Swindon
SN3 2HA
01793521903

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the previous inspection. A notable feature of the school is the strong care and practical support that your staff provide. You and your team are fully committed to ensure that the children, pupils and their families are supported effectively. This whole-family approach ensures that pupils’ personal development and welfare are prioritised. Increasingly, this helps pupils progress in their learning well. In 2017, pupils’ attainment in reading and mathematics was above that seen nationally. In writing, Oaktree pupils achieved in line with other pupils nationally. Disadvantaged pupils did equally well. Pupils’ strong progress was sustained in writing this year. However, pupils’ progress in reading and mathematics was not consistently good. Pupils enter the school with low starting points. It takes time for pupils to catch up with pupils making incremental improvements year-on-year because teaching builds on what pupils know, can do and understand. The school’s approaches, including reading high-quality texts and providing an interesting and motivating curriculum, are effective stimuli that pupils use to extend and deepen their knowledge and skills. At the previous inspection, you were asked to develop the quality of teaching so that pupils make stronger progress in writing. The leaders’ strategy to improve the teaching of writing is proving successful. The quality of pupils’ writing has improved markedly since 2016, when it was well below the national average. The proportion of pupils reaching the high standards has also increased noticeably. The school’s whole-school approach to planning writing is increasingly effective. Teaching enables pupils to produce carefully thought-out and organised writing. However, pupils in some year groups across the school do not write with the complexity and accuracy expected for their age. You were also asked to develop leadership at all levels. You are building an effective team of middle leaders around you to bolster leadership capacity. Leaders’ coordinated response to improving pupils’ attainment in key stage 1 and lower key stage 2 is building momentum. Since the previous inspection, the school has expanded and extended its Nursery provision. Children benefit from inviting and engaging learning environments. Adults and children build strong relationships with one another. Children settle in quickly and enjoy the activities on offer. Governors have invested heavily in staff to support the most vulnerable pupils. The school’s enrichment support for pupils who find themselves faced with significant challenges at school and at home is effective in building pupils’ self-confidence and self-esteem. Working with a range of professionals, pupils develop the social and emotional skills that they need to be ready to learn and achieve well. Careful planning of the curriculum ensures that pupils do not miss the same lessons or subjects when they attend. However, sometimes pupils do not catch up on the work that they miss. Leaders and governors recognise the need to tackle this. Almost every parent who responded to the online questionnaire, Parent View, reported they would recommend the school to another parent. Safeguarding is effective. Leaders have ensured that safeguarding arrangements are fit for purpose. Policies, procedures and training relating to safeguarding meet requirements and are up to date. You are taking appropriate action following local authority and external advice to update your record-keeping when incidents occur. Staff have a keen awareness of the risks that pupils face and act swiftly when they are concerned about a pupil. Leaders with specific safeguarding responsibilities and parent support workers follow up these concerns to ensure that pupils, and their families, receive the support they need when they need it. They escalate concerns if they assess that pupils are not getting the support they need to keep safe. Records relating to child protection are kept meticulously. Pupils say that teachers and support workers listen and help them sort out any problems quickly. Inspection findings My first key line of enquiry was to look at how well pupils attend school. In the recent past, pupil absenteeism has increased to above the national average.

OakTree Nursery and Primary School Parent Reviews



Average Parent Rating

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“Some good some work needed”

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"> The school is very good at raising awareness and money for causes as well as school funds for activity days and equipment. However, in my opinion, they are not very good at dealing with bullying.
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Strongly Agree 76% Agree 24% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>76, "agree"=>24, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 21 responses up to 12-02-2019
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