Old Catton CofE VC Junior School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
211
AGES
7 - 11
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Voluntary controlled 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
(27/9/17)
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

Church Street
Old Catton
Norwich
NR6 7DS
01603426973

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the previous inspection. Old Catton Church of England Voluntary Controlled Junior School is part of a federation of two schools. As executive headteacher of the school and White Woman Lane Junior School, you use shared arrangements to successfully benefit both. Governors have ensured that your role at Old Catton is strengthened by a skilful and effective head of school, the federation’s executive deputy headteacher, and the executive deputy headteacher for special educational needs and disabilities. You and your leaders work effectively together to provide the school with strong and purposeful leadership. Along with governors, you identify accurately the school’s strengths and act with determination to address any weaknesses. Staff, governors and pupils share your ambition and aspiration to keep raising standards. This is enabling the school to continue on its journey of ongoing improvement. As well as having the advantages of being within a federation, the school also works in partnership with a group of local schools. This provides further opportunities to strengthen provision. Joint work between these partnership schools means that teachers are able to see and share the best practice. They are also able to check their assessments of pupils, and this contributes well to improvement planning. As executive headteacher, you have successfully developed an ethos for the school that staff, governors and pupils share. The school’s motto, ‘love, hope, joy’, is interwoven into the work of the school. Pupils understand the importance of these values. As one pupil explained to me, ‘it’s how you should behave to each other to make the school a nice place to be.’ There is much for pupils to look forward to at the school. The curriculum is enriched with many visits and experiences so that pupils can develop in all areas of learning. For example, during the inspection, pupils in Year 4 were taking part in a cycling competence and safety course on the playground and Year 5 pupils were in the hall rehearsing their version of a Shakespearian play for a public theatre performance later in the school year. Another group of pupils were visiting a local school to work with some ex-veterans on a range of practical challenges to develop their confidence and resilience. Pupils were keen to tell me that ‘there are loads of different things going on, so there’s lots to look forward to.’ They added, ‘there are lots of activities to help us improve in lots of ways.’ Parents recognise the good work you do for their children and appreciate the many opportunities you provide. Almost all parents confirmed that their children enjoy school and make good progress. One parent summed up the views of many by stating, ‘our children are heard, feel safe, respected and valued, they are encouraged to flourish and thrive, and to achieve greatness.’ You, the leadership team and governors have acted successfully on the areas identified for improvement at the previous inspection. Our joint visits to lessons, including a scrutiny of pupils’ work, and the school’s assessment information from the previous academic year demonstrate that pupils make good progress in writing. Pupils write at length, in a range of styles and sustain a good quality of writing. Books and classroom displays show interesting topics and prompts to encourage pupils to write for different purposes. Teachers skilfully ask questions to check pupils’ understanding and give them clear feedback so that they know how to improve their work further. As one pupil said, ‘our teachers guide us so we understand more. It helps us to improve.’ Another area for development from the previous inspection was to make sure that teaching assistants are well deployed to support and challenge pupils in their learning more consistently. You ensure that teaching assistants receive appropriate training and professional support to improve their practice. During the inspection, teaching assistants were seen modelling language and questioning pupils appropriately to improve pupils’ work, and providing individualised support for pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities. As a result, teaching assistants’ work now contributes more effectively to improving pupils’ learning.

Old Catton CofE VC Junior School Parent Reviews



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Strongly Agree 45% Agree 48% Disagree 3% Strongly Disagree 3% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>45, "agree"=>48, "disagree"=>3, "strongly_disagree"=>3, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 29 responses up to 27-09-2017
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Figures based on 29 responses up to 27-09-2017

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