Portesbery School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school
PUPILS
113
AGES
2 - 19
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Community special school

Can I Get My Child Into This School?

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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
0300 200 1004

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.

How Does The School Perform?

4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(16/11/17)
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97%
NATIONAL AVG. 92%
Happiness Rating

Ofsted Parent View

4.8:1
NATIONAL AVG. 20.7:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
26%
NATIONAL AVG. 8.2%
Persistent Absence
17.1%
NATIONAL AVG. 21.2%
Pupils first language
not English
28.4%
NATIONAL AVG. 16.8%
Free school meals
6.8%
NATIONAL AVG. 12.6%
Pupils with SEN support
Newfoundland Road
Deepcut
GU16 6TA
01252832100

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. Since taking up your position earlier this year, you have quickly established your authority and generated a new energy at Portesbery. Parents are particularly positive about the way you lead the school. Relationships between staff at all levels are very supportive. Teaching and support staff, including the nursing and therapist team, are dedicated and knowledgeable. Under the joint guidance of you and your capable leadership team, the school is moving forward at a rapid pace. Classroom visits were particularly useful in demonstrating to me how pupils are supported to engage in learning. Staff know pupils well. Teachers plan learning that is relevant and individualised to each pupil’s needs. This is the case across all phases of the school, including in the early years and sixth form. Support staff are used effectively. They understand the importance of offering the right balance of assistance to pupils, while encouraging them to become as independent as possible. Pupils are enthusiastic learners because the curriculum engages and excites them. My visits to classrooms in the secondary phase were punctuated by episodes of great fun and many smiles. One class enjoyed becoming characters from the film ‘Star Wars’ as part of their communication story session. One group of students in the sixth form delighted in making Christmas decorations, while others enjoyed serving parents coffee and cake in the sixth-form common room.

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