Paxton Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

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Woodland Road
London
SE19 1PA
02086702935
Pupils
494
Ages
3 - 11
Gender
Mixed
Type
Community school
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(12/3/13)
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71%
NATIONAL AVG. 65%
% pupils meeting the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics
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Paxton is an average-sized primary school. Children in the Early Years Foundation Stage are taught in one Reception class and two parttime Nursery classes. A few children attend the Nursery full time. An above-average proportion of pupils speak English as an additional language. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds is above average. Pupils from Caribbean and African backgrounds are the largest groups. The proportion of pupils who are supported through school action is below the national average. An above average proportion is supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs. Most of these pupils have a specific learning difficulty, behavioural, emotional and social difficulties, or speech, language and communication needs. The proportion of pupils for whom the school receives the pupil premium (additional government funding for pupils who are looked after by the local authority, known to be eligible for free school meals and the children of service families) is above the national average. There are currently no children of service families at the school. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The school is part of the Gipsy Hill Federation, a group of five primary schools that work closely together. Each school has its own headteacher as well as cross-federation leadership and management teams. The five schools are led overall by an executive headteacher and have a single governing body. The federation is designated as a National Support School by the National College for School Leadership. Two other federation schools were inspected at the same time as Paxton Primary by separate inspection teams. Breakfast and after-school clubs are not managed by the school and were not included in this inspection. The children’s centre that shares the school site was not part of the inspection.

Paxton Primary School Catchment Area Map

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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 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.

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.

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