Priestley Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

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Prince Charles Drive
Calne
SN11 8TG
01249812608
Pupils
257
Ages
4 - 11
Gender
Mixed
Type
Community school
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(27/3/18)
Full Report - All Reports
81%
NATIONAL AVG. 65%
% pupils meeting the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics
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School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. The school is highly inclusive and its successes demonstrate your belief in equality of opportunity. You have continued to build on your vision of ‘creating opportunity, releasing potential and achieving excellence’. By raising standards in English and mathematics, you have ensured that pupils are well prepared for the next stage of their education. You have, since the previous inspection, developed a strong team of teachers and leaders who share your commitment to building the aspirations of the community and widening the horizons of all pupils. Parents and carers value the exciting learning opportunities pupils have both within and beyond the school day. A typical comment from a parent echoed the views of others: ‘The school organises a superb range of trips and a fantastic array of visitors.’ Pupils are keen learners, eager to participate and answer questions in class. Their well-kept workbooks show the pride they have in doing their best. ‘Spikey’, the school’s mascot for good behaviour and learning, encourages pupils to take responsibility for their continuing improvement. You use your deep and accurate knowledge of the school’s effectiveness to bring about continued improvements to teaching and learning. Teachers observe their colleagues’ teaching so that the best practice in school is shared. There has been an emphasis on developing teachers’ questioning skills and, during the inspection, I saw teachers deepening pupils’ thinking with probing questions. Governors challenge you to provide evidence of improvements. They visit the school to make their own checks on the progress of initiatives to raise standards.

Priestley Primary School Catchment Area Map

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National School Census Data 2020
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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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