Our Lady and St Gerard's Roman Catholic Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
337
AGES
3 - 11
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Voluntary aided 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
(15/11/16)
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

Lourdes Avenue
Lostock Hall
Preston
PR5 5TB
01772335025

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. The school has continued to improve since then as a result of your determination that all pupils will be well cared for as individuals and in their learning. You, together with your colleagues, have made sure that the faith-based ethos of the school underpins its positive and constructive values. Your expectations of members of staff and pupils are high and this means that they work hard to be successful. Those members of staff who responded to Ofsted’s online inspection questionnaire said that they enjoy working at the school and recognise that it helps pupils to make good progress. Parents who spoke to me were very positive about the school and the opportunities it provides for pupils. Most parents who responded to Parent View were similarly favourable about the school. A number highlighted the gains in confidence that the school has helped their child to make. Comments such as ‘school leaders and teachers have gone above and beyond to ensure […] has settled in’ and ‘my child enjoys going to this school, and has made brilliant progress’, were common. However, some parents raised concerns, particularly about communication with school and the space available compared to the number of pupils. You have ensured that the school has increased its contact with parents, for example through the learning mentor and by offering meetings with parents about specific topics. Pupils I spoke to were proud to belong to the school and said that they learn a lot.

Our Lady and St Gerard's Roman Catholic Primary School Parent Reviews



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Strongly Agree 83% Agree 17% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>83, "agree"=>17, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 12 responses up to 01-03-2021
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