Overthorpe CofE Academy
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Edge Top Road
Thornhill
Dewsbury
WF12 0BH
01924325300
Pupils
313
Ages
3 - 11
Gender
Mixed
Type
Academy sponsor led
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Report
(30/1/19)
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58%
NATIONAL AVG. 65%
% pupils meeting the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics
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The school is larger than the average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils eligible for free school meals is much larger than the national average and in the top 20% of schools in the country. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is lower than the national average. The proportion of pupils with SEND is above the national average for both SEND support and for those who have an education, health and care plan. The school is situated in an area of high deprivation. The school has a Nursery providing 30 hours places. The school also provide places for two-year-olds. The school offers a breakfast club before school and a range of clubs and activities after school. Inspection report: Overthorpe CofE Academy, 29–30 January 2019 Page 10 of 12 Information about this inspection The inspectors observed teaching and learning in all classes in a range of lessons. In most of these sessions, senior leaders accompanied them. The quality of pupils’ work in a wide range of subjects and in all classes across the school was scrutinised. The inspectors observed pupils’ behaviour around school and reviewed the school’s promotion of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. The inspectors observed pupils in the playground and during lunchtime. The lead inspector spoke to members of the governing body, the school improvement partners and the CEO from Enhance Academy Trust. A telephone conversation was held with an officer from the Church of England Diocese of Leeds. Inspectors considered the 31 responses to Ofsted’s online survey, Parent View, including parents’ free-text responses. Inspectors also considered 23 responses to the staff questionnaire. Inspectors met with parents at the start of the school day. Inspectors listened to pupils read and met with pupils to listen to their views about the school. A range of documentation was examined, including a summary of the school’s selfevaluation, the school development plan, safeguarding information, pupil premium documents, sports premium documents, the school’s assessment information and governing body meeting minutes. The school is designated as having a religious character and received a Section 48 inspection on 10 June 2015. Inspection team Alison Aitchison, lead inspector Her Majesty’s Inspector Andrew Soutar Ofsted Inspector Andy Taylor Ofsted Inspector Inspection report: Overthorpe CofE Academy, 29–30 January 2019 Page 11 of 12 Any complaints about the inspection or the report should be made following the procedures set out in the guidance ‘Raising concerns and making a complaint about Ofsted’, which is available from Ofsted’s website: www.gov.uk/government/publications/complaints-about-ofsted. If you would like Ofsted to send you a copy of the guidance, please telephone 0300 123 4234, or email [email protected]

Overthorpe CofE Academy Catchment Area Map

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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 areas from which pupils are admitted to a school can change from year to year to reflect the number of siblings and pupils admitted under high priority admissions criteria.

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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.

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