Parkwood Hall Co-Operative Academy
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school
PUPILS
115
AGES
8 - 19
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
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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
(18/4/18)
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100%
NATIONAL AVG. 93%
Happiness Rating

Ofsted Parent View

5.9:1
NATIONAL AVG. 20.7:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
21.9%
NATIONAL AVG. 8.2%
Persistent Absence
4.3%
NATIONAL AVG. 20.9%
Pupils first language
not English
40.2%
NATIONAL AVG. 20.8%
Free school meals
Beechenlea Lane
Swanley
BR8 8DR
01322664441

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. You have successfully managed significant changes since the previous inspection. Pupil numbers have increased over successive years and the school now caters for pupils from a younger age. In addition, there are now more pupils attending the school who have complex needs. Leaders, including governors, have an accurate view of the school’s strengths and areas for development. You are currently revising your staffing structure to strengthen leadership at middle and senior levels. Governors have a plan in place to ensure that strong leadership continues in the future. You and your team have developed an environment for your pupils that is calm and nurturing. Staff know the pupils extremely well and are therefore able to cater successfully for their individual needs. Relationships between staff and pupils are strong, positive and show mutual respect. During the inspection, we saw that pupils’ behaviour is exceptional both in classrooms and around the school. Staff ensure that breaktimes are well organised, with pupils clearly enjoying the activities on offer. Your dedicated team say that they are proud to be a member of staff at the school. They say that the school has a culture that is aspirational for all pupils. Parents and carers made many extremely glowing comments about the school’s work. All parents who spoke with inspectors said that their children are very happy to attend. Parents say that the school is ‘amazing’, ‘awesome’ and ‘wonderful’ and that the staff are ‘fantastic’ and go above and beyond what is expected of them to make sure that their children make progress. Pupils say that staff are aware of their individual needs. They say that bullying is rare and that pupils behave well. Some pupils feel that teachers provide work that challenges them. Other pupils say that the work is too easy. Pupils enjoy the range of activities on offer, for example performing arts and opportunities to work outside in the natural environment. They benefit from the many visits they make into the local and wider community such as participating in steel pan performances and workshops, acting in theatres and shopping trips. Safeguarding is effective. There is a strong culture of safeguarding across the school. Leaders make sure that all staff have the required pre-employment checks. You rigorously monitor all safeguarding policies and procedures. All staff have relevant and up-to-date training and know what to do if they have a concern about a child’s welfare. Leaders ensure that all safeguarding arrangements are fit for purpose. Parents say their children are kept safe and are well looked after. They have no concerns about bullying. Pupils say that they feel safe and can name adults that they would go to for help if they needed to. They are taught how to keep themselves safe when using the internet and mobile phones and about cyber bullying. Leaders use very effective strategies to ensure that pupils attend regularly, including personalised approaches for individual pupils. Links with other professionals are very effective. Inspection findings We agreed on some key lines of enquiry at the start of the inspection. First, we looked at what leaders are doing to improve the quality of teaching so that pupils make consistently good progress. Throughout the school, we saw lessons that were personalised to meet individual pupils’ needs. When teachers carefully plan activities that are well matched to pupils’ abilities, they make better progress over time. Pupils are given opportunities in lessons to make choices and to practise their numeracy and literacy skills. Staff use skilled questioning in some lessons, allowing pupils to deepen their learning. Your senior leaders have an accurate picture of the quality of teaching across the school and are aware of any inconsistencies. You have recently introduced a new approach to monitoring teaching and learning, based on the school’s core values. Teachers are supported effectively to improve their practice, with the focus clearly on pupils making better progress. When we visited classrooms, senior leaders were not always clear about the lesson being taught as individual teachers plan weekly timetables for their classes. Your senior leaders are currently reviewing this situation to ensure that the best use is made of pupils’ learning time across the full curriculum.

Parkwood Hall Co-Operative Academy Parent Reviews



100% Parents Recommend This School
Strongly Agree 88% Agree 12% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>88, "agree"=>12, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 51 responses up to 30-11-2018
Strongly Agree 86% Agree 14% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>86, "agree"=>14, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 51 responses up to 30-11-2018
Strongly Agree 63% Agree 33% Disagree 2% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 2% {"strongly_agree"=>63, "agree"=>33, "disagree"=>2, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>2} Figures based on 51 responses up to 30-11-2018
Strongly Agree 84% Agree 16% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>84, "agree"=>16, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 51 responses up to 30-11-2018
Strongly Agree 59% Agree 35% Disagree 4% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 2% {"strongly_agree"=>59, "agree"=>35, "disagree"=>4, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>2} Figures based on 51 responses up to 30-11-2018
Strongly Agree 33% Agree 25% Disagree 10% Strongly Disagree 10% Don't Know 22% {"strongly_agree"=>33, "agree"=>25, "disagree"=>10, "strongly_disagree"=>10, "dont_know"=>22} Figures based on 51 responses up to 30-11-2018
Strongly Agree 67% Agree 31% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 2% {"strongly_agree"=>67, "agree"=>31, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>2} Figures based on 51 responses up to 30-11-2018
Strongly Agree 57% Agree 25% Disagree 2% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 16% {"strongly_agree"=>57, "agree"=>25, "disagree"=>2, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>16} Figures based on 51 responses up to 30-11-2018
Strongly Agree 75% Agree 22% Disagree 4% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>75, "agree"=>22, "disagree"=>4, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 51 responses up to 30-11-2018
Strongly Agree 76% Agree 18% Disagree 4% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 2% {"strongly_agree"=>76, "agree"=>18, "disagree"=>4, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>2} Figures based on 51 responses up to 30-11-2018
Strongly Agree 78% Agree 18% Disagree 2% Strongly Disagree 2% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>78, "agree"=>18, "disagree"=>2, "strongly_disagree"=>2, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 51 responses up to 30-11-2018
Yes 100% No 0% {"yes"=>100, "no"=>0} Figures based on 51 responses up to 30-11-2018
Strongly Agree 94% Agree 0% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 6% {"strongly_agree"=>94, "agree"=>0, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>6} Figures based on 16 responses up to 30-11-2018
Strongly Agree 94% Agree 6% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>94, "agree"=>6, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 16 responses up to 30-11-2018
Strongly Agree 94% Agree 6% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>94, "agree"=>6, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 16 responses up to 30-11-2018
Strongly Agree 94% Agree 6% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>94, "agree"=>6, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 16 responses up to 30-11-2018
Strongly Agree 94% Agree 6% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>94, "agree"=>6, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 16 responses up to 30-11-2018

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