Oxford Grove Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
441
AGES
3 - 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.

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
64%
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

Shepherd Cross Street
Bolton
BL1 3EJ
01204333380

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. From the moment you walk through the door there is a friendly and warm welcome. Governors highlighted the fact that the change in context and dynamics of the school since the previous inspection has been ‘seismic’, with nearly a quarter of all pupils being new international arrivals. Governors and parents recognise that you and your deputy are the ‘driving force’, galvanising this diverse school community. You are ‘ambitious’ for all pupils and you set high expectations. You and your team are passionate and highly motivated to make a difference to pupils’ outcomes and to their life chances. You have created a bright and stimulating environment and it is clear that you are committed to improvement and that staff morale is high. Relationships between staff, and between staff and pupils, are positive, warm and friendly. Governors know where there are strengths and where there is still further work to do. They hold you and your leadership team to account, challenging you and supporting you appropriately. Pupils told me they receive a ‘rich education’ and an interesting curriculum. This was exemplified in a music lesson where pupils in Year 6 sang beautifully in a round and in canon, while non-singers played percussion instruments to accompany the singing. Pupils like their teachers and told me they have ‘challenging and stimulating lessons’. Pupils feel respected and welcomed and commented that ‘it’s amazing to be in this school’. The school was asked, in September 2012, to improve the quality of teaching for the younger children, to raise the standards and quality of teaching in mathematics and to improve the quality of teaching in information and communication technology (ICT). During my visit it was very clear that leaders and managers have demonstrated improvements in relation to the areas of concern from the previous inspection. Since the previous inspection, the school has gained numerous nationally recognised awards, including the ICT Mark. The school has invested in new resources, appointed a subject leader and made use of an external consultant to model good practice and act as a peer coach and mentor. As a result, ICT provision has improved significantly. There has been an upward trend in the outcomes for pupils in the early years and mathematics over time. This is as a result of nursery and reception classes working more closely together, and external support from a mathematics specialist. As a result, the quality of teaching is improving and pupils are making better progress. Safeguarding is effective. School leaders and governors have ensured that all safeguarding arrangements are fit for purpose. You place the highest priority on the safeguarding of pupils. Policy, practice, processes and procedures are rigorous and keeping pupils safe is at the heart of your school. Staff receive high-quality safeguarding training to keep them informed of all types of risk to pupils. This enables them to quickly spot concerns and to take rapid action with confidence. The pupils are a delight. They told me they are ‘all part of a multi-cultural, Oxford Grove family’. They say that behaviour is ‘impeccable’ and that they feel safe and happy to come to school. They are adamant that bullying is rare and are confident that any incidents are satisfactorily dealt with. They have great pride in their school, can share any concerns they may have with a ‘trusted adult’ and learn about esafety and British values. They say that this helps them ‘to learn to be tolerant’. Inspection findings In this inspection, I focused my time on five different aspects, including safeguarding and how well leaders and managers addressed the areas for improvement from the last inspection. Pupils at Oxford Grove are making good progress relative to their starting points. Your analysis and evaluation of pupils’ performance and progress in 2016/17 are accurate. You have identified the need to improve provision so that more pupils achieve a higher standard in writing and in mathematics by focusing on the application of their key skills across the curriculum and throughout the school. Your analysis is very clear in identifying that achievement in the early years is also an area for further improvement. Your analysis is in line with the focused lines of enquiry during the inspection. First, I considered what leaders and managers are doing to accelerate progress for children in the early years so that more attain a good level of development. Historically, children’s achievement has been well below the national average.

Oxford Grove Primary School Parent Reviews



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