De Lacy Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

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Chequerfield Lane
Pontefract
WF8 2TG
01977722620
Pupils
347
Ages
3 - 11
Gender
Mixed
Type
Academy sponsor led
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(30/1/20)
Full Report - All Reports
52%
NATIONAL AVG. 65%
% pupils meeting the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics
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The school has been through an unsettled period. Following the previous inspection, standards were low throughout the school and across subjects. High expectations from new leaders and staff are now resulting in more positive signs of improvement in pupils’ outcomes. Too many pupils in key stages 1 and 2, including those who have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), are behind with reading. New approaches are helping. However, early reading remains an urgent priority for leaders to fully address. Pupils understand the behaviour system and feel it is applied fairly. They say the school now feels calm and safe because behaviour has improved. Pupils know that when bullying happens, an adult will listen and follow up their concerns. Pupils behave well overall. They are respectful of one another and can often be seen spontaneously encouraging each other’s efforts. Some pupils find it difficult to manage their emotions. They are well supported by the school’s inclusive and nurturing approach. Pupils enjoy the range of experiences staff provide. Recent examples include a visit to Eden Camp and children in the early years learning about Chinese New Year. Pupils are keen to be involved in the life of the school. School council representatives are currently working on providing new play equipment to improve breaktimes.

De Lacy 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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