Larks Hill Junior and Infant School
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Larks Hill
Pontefract
WF8 4RJ
01977722845
Pupils
211
Ages
4 - 11
Gender
Mixed
Type
Academy converter
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(25/6/19)
Full Report - All Reports
87%
NATIONAL AVG. 65%
% pupils meeting the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics
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The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. After a period of staff turbulence since the previous inspection, you have made significant improvements following your appointment as head of school in September 2018. Your vision that every child should be the ‘very best version of themselves’ is modelled through your high expectations of what they can achieve. For example, you insist that pupils look smart in their uniforms and that they present their work to a high standard so that they have a sense of pride in themselves and their learning. You have worked with trust leaders to ensure a relentless focus on improving the quality of teaching, learning and assessment. Pupils behave well and demonstrate positive attitudes to their learning. Classrooms buzz with excitement and activity. The school’s ethos of developing pupils’ skills by cooperating and supporting each other permeates the school. Pupils regularly debate and discuss what they are learning. They collaborate well and are confident to ask each other questions to deepen their own understanding. For instance, during the inspection in a mathematics lesson, pupils were fully engaged in discussing the possibilities of the value of a missing angle and exploring each other’s understanding of shape. Pupils have a strong understanding of the school values of respect and equality. They are tolerant of difference and respectful towards different faiths and cultures. Pupils said that if someone new arrived at the school they would ‘treat them exactly the same as everybody else’. Pupils report that incidents of bullying are very rare because of the respect they have for each other. This is fostered through assemblies and events such as World Culture Day, where pupils learn about the diversity of language, religion and foods from other cultures.

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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.

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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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