Orchard Manor School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school
PUPILS
183
AGES
3 - 19
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Academy special sponsor led

Can I Get My Child Into This 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?

4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(15/1/20)
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87%
NATIONAL AVG. 93%
Happiness Rating
5.5:1
NATIONAL AVG. 20.7:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
30.4%
NATIONAL AVG. 8.2%
Persistent Absence
2.7%
NATIONAL AVG. 20.9%
Pupils first language
not English
36.7%
NATIONAL AVG. 20.8%
Free school meals

This school is now an academy. If no data is available for the new academy,
we link to the last available data set as this type of academy is treated as a continuing school

John Nash Drive
Dawlish
EX7 9SF
01626862363

School Description

Pupils are not kept safe. Registration processes are not followed closely enough. Therefore, at times adults do not know if pupils have arrived at school or whether they are absent. This is a significant safeguarding risk. Pupils forge positive friendships during their time here. They particularly enjoy playing football together during social times. Pupils are not unduly concerned by bullying. Pupils readily identify many aspects of schooling that they enjoy. At the top of pupils’ lists of positives is the way that staff make their education an enjoyable experience. Staff know their pupils well and have high expectations of what pupils are capable of. In return, pupils try their best and are determined to succeed. They respond well to the ready encouragement that is on hand. Pupils say that they like learning in this school, including in mathematics, science and cookery. However, the learning in some subjects is not well planned to promote secure learning. Nevertheless, most pupils feel that learning is fun. They say that sometimes they are distracted by others’ behaviour. However, pupils are confident that staff manage such situations effectively.

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