Poppleton Road Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
399
AGES
4 - 11
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Community school
SCHOOL GUIDE RATING
unlock
UNLOCK

Can I Get My Child Into This School?

Enter a postcode to see where you live on the map
heatmap example
Sample Map Only
Very Likely
Likely
Less Likely

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
01904 551 554

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
(20/2/18)
Full Report - All Reports
72%
NATIONAL AVG. 65%
% pupils meeting the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics



Unlock the rest of the data now
  • See All Official School Data
  • View Catchment Area Maps
  • Access 2022 League Tables
  • Read Real Parent Reviews
  • Unlock 2022 Star Ratings
  • Easily Choose Your #1 School
£14.95
Per month


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

2017 2018 2019 UNLOCK

% pupils meeting the expected standard in Key Stage 2 tests (age 11)
2017 2018 2019 UNLOCK

% 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

Poppleton Road
York
YO26 4UP
01904553388

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. Poppleton Road Primary School is a school where pupils are safe and feel safe. Parents are also pleased with the school, reporting that they feel their children make good progress and they are kept updated with key information on how their children are doing. Behaviour is good, with high expectations of pupils which allows them to focus on their learning and do their best. Teaching is effective and teachers plan engaging and varied activities, which meet pupils’ needs closely. Teachers model and explain work clearly so that pupils know what to do and know how to make their work even better. There is little bullying in the school, as records show and as parents and pupils report. Where pupils or parents have had cause to report a concern, they say that the leaders deal with issues very quickly and effectively. All stakeholders believe you are doing a good job, that you are very visible and approachable and understand the school well. At the last inspection, inspectors identified one main area for improvement, which was to continue to improve the quality of teaching in the school. This area for improvement was further refined by inspectors, by asking that improvements were made specifically in key stage 1 and in the teaching of mathematics and writing. Since that time, you and your team have worked successfully to improve teaching at key stage 1. Phonics is taught well and pupils learn their letters and sounds quickly. This helps them to develop their reading and writing skills rapidly and has contributed to improving outcomes in key stage 1. As a result, current pupils in key stage 1 are making strong progress in reading and writing, as well as in mathematics. Writing at key stage 2 is now a strength. Pupils are reaching higher standards in writing by the time they leave the school. Reading and mathematics are also well taught at key stage 2. Pupils read widely, and often, and this helps them to develop a real passion for reading. In mathematics, pupils regularly reinforce their mathematical skills and move on to use and apply their learning across the curriculum. However, at times the most able pupils are not challenged sufficiently enough to reach a higher standard. Leaders have an accurate view of the school’s strengths and areas for further improvement. In your role as headteacher, you lead your staff well. You ensure that they are clear on the school’s priorities and you are committed to ensure that the school continues to serve pupils’ needs well. You work closely with other senior and middle leaders, as well as governors, to ensure that the action plans in place are well understood and are working to improve the school. To this effect, you and other leaders have adjusted your action plans to support disadvantaged pupils. These pupils’ rates of progress have not been strong enough in the past. You have recognised and remedied this. The action plan is starting to have a positive impact on these pupils, whose progress is improving. It is also helping to diminish the attainment gaps between these pupils and their peers. Nevertheless, the implementation of the action plan is still in its early stages and you understand that to diminish the gaps fully, these action plans need to be reviewed to ensure that the work continues to have a positive impact on these pupils. Since the last inspection, attendance has fluctuated, and it declined in 2017. However, the school’s rigorous response to this issue has been effective and attendance has improved substantially this year. Part of this improvement has come from the engaging curriculum which pupils enjoy. There is a broad range of subjects on offer and learning is linked to a programme of trips and visitors. In this way, you are supporting pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, and their understanding of fundamental British values. Pupils speak highly of their varied experiences, including regular trips to a local church and to local museums. They report that values such as the respect, tolerance and celebration of diversity are very important to them. As such, they demonstrate these values every day and this contributes to their strong conduct and positive attitudes to school life. Safeguarding is effective. Leaders and governors have ensured that pupils are safe. Staff are regularly trained so that they know how to keep pupils safe and what to do if there are concerns around safety. The school keeps detailed records of any issues regarding safeguarding and there are strong working relationships with external agencies, with whom leaders liaise to support pupils and families, as necessary. Pupils and parents report that bullying is rare. There are very few serious behaviour incidents and records show that pupils behave very well. All these factors help to keep pupils safe at school. The school makes all the necessary checks on adults who work and volunteer in the school. The records kept on these checks meet statutory requirements. Inspection findings One focus during the inspection was pupils’ progress in the key subjects. Different groups of pupils make strong progress in reading, writing and mathematics. This includes all groups at key stage 1. At key stage 2, the progress of disadvantaged pupils and those who are most-able is improving and in writing it is strong. However, the most able pupils’ progress is not as strong as that of their peers in reading and mathematics. An area that I looked at was the school’s provision for special educational needs. The progress of pupils who have special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities is good. These pupils’ needs are well understood by leaders, who work closely with classroom teachers and teaching assistants. Therefore, teaching meets these pupils’ needs well. Staff have received effective training and regularly check on the progress of these pupils. There is an increasing number of pupils joining the school for whom English is an additional language. Leaders are working hard to support these pupils and this is having a positive impact on these pupils’ learning and welfare. However, you recognise that all staff need more training to support these pupils further in terms of learning English quickly so that they can fully access the curriculum and settle into school life. Another area I looked at was the provision for children in the early years. Children enter the early years with levels of development typically below what is expected. From these starting points, a very high proportion of children make rapid progress across the different learning areas and reach a good level of development. A high proportion also exceed this level by the end of Reception. This is due to strong leadership of the early years. There are also effective assessment systems in place. These systems help adults understand children’s needs, and therefore children are provided with good support from adults as children engage with the varied activities set out for them in the provision, both indoors and outdoors. I also looked at how key stage 1 teaching has developed since the last inspection. In key stage 1, teaching is now particularly strong and meets pupils’ needs well. Since the last inspection, an increasing proportion of pupils arrive into Year 1 well prepared for their learning. Teachers take advantage of this and provide challenging activities for pupils across the curriculum, which ensures that pupils make rapid progress over time. Teachers also provide pupils with the opportunity and resources to reflect on their own work and make improvements. Pupils demonstrate positive attitudes to learning, relishing the chance to do their best. In key stage 2, teaching is also effective. Pupils make strong progress and demonstrate positive attitudes to learning. They are well behaved and learning is rarely disrupted. This has meant that since the last inspection, standards of teaching have been maintained. This is seen particularly in writing, where attainment is very strong. However, at times in reading and mathematics disadvantaged and most-able pupils do not make progress which is as strong as that of other groups in school. I looked at your assessment systems to see how they contribute to teaching and pupils’ learning. These systems are robust and accurate and help leaders to identify where there is any underachievement. For example, you are fully aware of the need for more challenge for the most able pupils, and the work needed to support disadvantaged pupils. You and other leaders also have rigorous monitoring systems in place to check the teaching in school. This has helped to inform bespoke training for staff which has led to better teaching standards in key stage 1 and to maintaining effective teaching at key stage 2 since the last inspection. Governors take their roles very seriously and have undertaken a review of their work to ensure that they meet the needs of the school. This has supported strong recruitment of new governors recently, and has given governors a clear understanding of their training needs. As a result, governors support and challenge the school well and have contributed to the strong provision in school. Next steps for the school Leaders and those responsible for governance should ensure that: teaching in reading and mathematics at key stage 2 regularly provides the most able pupils with sufficiently challenging activities that will help them reach the highest levels of attainment of which they are capable action plans in place to support disadvantaged pupils’ achievement are used and reviewed to ensure that they continue to have a positive impact on these pupils’ outcomes training is provided for all staff to continue to meet the needs of pupils for whom English is an additional language. I am copying this letter to the chair of the governing body, the regional schools commissioner and the director of children’s services for York. This letter will be published on the Ofsted website. Yours sincerely Fiona McNally Ofsted Inspector Information about the inspection I visited a number of classes in school to observe teaching and its impact on learning. I also looked at a wide range of pupils’ books from all year groups, across a variety of subjects. I met with you and your governors and with other senior and middle leaders. I also held a telephone discussion with a representative from the local authority. I looked at the school’s information about the safeguarding of pupils and examined behaviour, attendance and bullying records. I also checked a range of other documentation, such as your self-evaluation, your school development plans and your monitoring information. I held formal discussions with pupils from key stage 1 and key stage 2 and spoke informally to pupils during breaktime. I also heard eight pupils read from Year 2 and Year 6. I considered the 75 parental responses to Ofsted’s online questionnaire, Parent View, and spoke to a number of parents in the playground, as they dropped their children off at school.

Poppleton Road Primary School Parent Reviews



unlock % Parents Recommend This School
Strongly Agree 69% Agree 26% Disagree 4% Strongly Disagree 1% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>69, "agree"=>26, "disagree"=>4, "strongly_disagree"=>1, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 78 responses up to 27-11-2018
unlock

Figures based on 78 responses up to 27-11-2018

unlock

Figures based on 78 responses up to 27-11-2018

unlock

Figures based on 78 responses up to 27-11-2018

unlock

Figures based on 78 responses up to 27-11-2018

unlock

Figures based on 78 responses up to 27-11-2018

unlock

Figures based on 78 responses up to 27-11-2018

unlock

Figures based on 78 responses up to 27-11-2018

unlock

Figures based on 78 responses up to 27-11-2018

unlock

Figures based on 78 responses up to 27-11-2018

unlock

Figures based on 78 responses up to 27-11-2018

unlock

Figures based on 78 responses up to 27-11-2018

Responses taken from Ofsted Parent View

Your rating:
Review guidelines
  • Do explain who you are and your relationship to the school e.g. ‘I am a parent…’
  • Do back up your opinion with examples or clear reasons but, remember, it’s your opinion not fact.
  • Don’t use bad or aggressive language.
  • Don't go in to detail about specific staff or pupils. Individual complaints should be directed to the school.
  • Do go to the relevant authority is you have concerns about a serious issue such as bullying, drug abuse or bad management.
Read the full review guidelines and where to find help if you have serious concerns about a school.
We respect your privacy and never share your email address with the reviewed school or any third parties. Please see our T&Cs and Privacy Policy for details of how we treat registered emails with TLC.


News, Photos and Open Days from Poppleton Road Primary School

We are waiting for this school to upload information. Represent this school?
Register your details to add open days, photos and news.

Do you represent
Poppleton Road Primary School?

Register to add photos, news and download your Certificate of Excellence 2021/22

*Official school administrator email addresses

(eg [email protected]). Details will be verified.

Questions? Email [email protected]

We're here to help your school to add information for parents.

Thank you for registering your details

A member of the School Guide team will verify your details within 2 working days and provide further detailed instructions for setting up your School Noticeboard.

For any questions please email [email protected]