Putnoe Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

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Church Lane
Bedford
MK41 0DH
01234303400
Pupils
585
Ages
4 - 11
Gender
Mixed
Type
Academy converter
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(12/3/19)
Full Report - All Reports
47%
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. Leaders promote a clear vision for Putnoe Primary School. Their aim that the curriculum should ‘bring pleasure, participation and essential skills into children’s lives’ is visible in every aspect of school life. Pupils’, staff’s and parents’ views are central in all decisions that leaders make about the school. Consequently, they are proud to be part of the school community. One parent said, ‘I can’t recommend this school enough.’ The vast majority of parents feel the same. Pupils’ engagement with the well-planned curriculum builds their confidence and self-esteem. Leaders actively seek and meaningfully use pupils’ opinions about what will engage and interest them. Firm links are established between the school and other agencies, including art galleries and theatres. Pupils, including disadvantaged pupils, enjoy the access to radio, art, film and the theatre, and are often inspired by these unique opportunities. Pupils also engage with a range of stakeholders such as local Members of Parliament, the media and other groups, confidently and articulately. Pupils are active, keen learners who apply knowledge and skills well and most of them make good progress across the curriculum. The curriculum, which is a strength of the school, is focused on the arts. It engages and inspires pupils. The good-quality outcomes across the curriculum are attributable to a combination of the effective curriculum and good teaching. For example, pupils’ art sketchbooks demonstrate effective progress over time in deepening their knowledge and extending their skills.

Putnoe 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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