Putteridge Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
612
AGES
4 - 11
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Community school
SCHOOL GUIDE RATING
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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, ONS
01582 546000

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?

Good
NATIONAL AVG. 2.09
Ofsted Inspection
(13/02/2019)
Full Report - All Reports
60%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
% pupils meeting the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics



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Progress Compared With All Other Schools

UNLOCK Well Below Average (About 9% of schools in England) Below Average (About 9% of schools in England) Average (About 67% of schools in England) Above Average (About 6% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 9% of schools in England) UNLOCK Well Below Average (About 10% of schools in England) Below Average (About 9% of schools in England) Average (About 67% of schools in England) Above Average (About 6% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 8% of schools in England) UNLOCK Well Below Average (About 10% of schools in England) Below Average (About 11% of schools in England) Average (About 59% of schools in England) Above Average (About 11% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 9% of schools in England)
Putteridge Road
Luton
LU2 8HJ
01582728262

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the previous inspection. Since your arrival in September 2016, you have created a strong team of leaders who are committed to providing the best quality of education for the pupils. Leaders share your high expectations, while being mindful and respectful of the work load that is placed on staff. Staff appreciate and value the support they receive, and the direction leaders provide to develop and improve their practice. There is a strong team ethic and morale is high. A staff member reflecting this approach said, ‘I am proud to be part of a team who care so much for the children and their education.’ Putteridge is a welcoming and friendly school. During the inspection, it was clear that pupils are excited about their learning. The environment and classroom displays are testament to the rich and broad curriculum. Throughout the school, pupils in every class focus intently on their activities and are willing to discuss their learning. As one pupil told the inspector, ‘Teachers think of interesting ways to make our learning fun and memorable.’ Pupils enjoy positive relationships with adults. They respond quickly to adult direction, often without any prompting. They are eager to learn and keen to do their best. They willingly contribute to class discussions and reflect thoughtfully on the views of others. Parents agree that pupils are well looked after and happy at school. One comment from Parent View, Ofsted’s online questionnaire stated: ‘I would not hesitate to recommend this school. My children are well supported in all areas, meaning they feel happy and safe and are therefore making great progress.’ Leaders have an accurate understanding of the school’s strengths and weaknesses. Leaders check and evaluate the information they collect to ensure that they focus on the right priorities and address any issues. However, there is an overgenerous view of the impact that this work has on the overall effectiveness of the school. There is not yet enough evidence to show that pupils achieve the highest standards across the school. At the school’s previous inspection, leaders were asked to improve pupils’ writing by ensuring that spelling was accurate. Your leaders have reviewed the approaches to teaching spelling and have introduced a structured plan across the school. Pupils are taught spellings within the context of their writing. Teachers build pupils’ vocabulary and introduce words of increasing difficulty that pupils use through the week. Pupils use their editing skills to check their work and address any errors in their spelling. Leaders have raised expectations of pupils’ handwriting. There has been significant improvement in all classes so that pupils join their handwriting fluently. They consistently apply their literacy skills when writing across different subjects. Your leadership team was also asked to make teaching better by sharing the best practice in the school. Leaders have accurately identified the strengths in teaching. There are planned opportunities for teachers to observe each other so that they improve their teaching. Leaders regularly visit classes to check that improvements have been made, and they provide further advice where it is required. These approaches have ensured that teaching is consistently strong across the school. However, there is more to do to ensure that all teaching is the best it can be. Governors make a capable team and are committed to the success of the school. They have a range of expertise and skills that they use to support and challenge school leaders. Governors check that the information they receive from school leaders is accurate through their regular ‘seeing is believing’ visits to the school. However, the leaders’ school development plan does not include precise information to measure the impact of their actions. While governors understand the key priorities for improvement, they are not able to hold leaders rigorously to account. Safeguarding is effective. The leadership team has ensured that all safeguarding arrangements are fit for purpose. Leaders make sure that the promotion of safeguarding throughout the school has a high profile. Staff receive regular training and updates so that they are well informed about safeguarding matters. The leader for safeguarding checks staff knowledge through weekly questions to ensure that they understand how to recognise any concerns about pupils’ safety and welfare. Leaders make use of an electronic system to store documents safely. Safeguarding records show that leaders act swiftly so that pupils receive the support they need. Your leaders ensure that pupils and parents receive the help they need through the school’s family support worker. Detailed records check the suitability of adults to work with children.

Putteridge Primary School Parent Reviews



unlock % Parents Recommend This School
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>74, "agree"=>22, "disagree"=>3, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 98 responses up to 30-04-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>80, "agree"=>20, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 98 responses up to 30-04-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>62, "agree"=>33, "disagree"=>3, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>2} UNLOCK Figures based on 98 responses up to 30-04-2024
My Child Has Not Been Bullied Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"my_child_has_not_been_bullied"=>67, "strongly_agree"=>13, "agree"=>7, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>3, "dont_know"=>9} UNLOCK Figures based on 98 responses up to 30-04-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>72, "agree"=>27, "disagree"=>1, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 98 responses up to 30-04-2024
I Have Not Raised Any Concerns Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"i_have_not_raised_any_concerns"=>28, "strongly_agree"=>55, "agree"=>12, "disagree"=>2, "strongly_disagree"=>1, "dont_know"=>2} UNLOCK Figures based on 98 responses up to 30-04-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>64, "agree"=>36, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 14 responses up to 30-04-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>53, "agree"=>44, "disagree"=>1, "strongly_disagree"=>1, "dont_know"=>1} UNLOCK Figures based on 98 responses up to 30-04-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>72, "agree"=>27, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>1, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 98 responses up to 30-04-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>66, "agree"=>31, "disagree"=>3, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 98 responses up to 30-04-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>59, "agree"=>38, "disagree"=>2, "strongly_disagree"=>1, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 98 responses up to 30-04-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>58, "agree"=>36, "disagree"=>2, "strongly_disagree"=>1, "dont_know"=>3} UNLOCK Figures based on 98 responses up to 30-04-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>51, "agree"=>41, "disagree"=>2, "strongly_disagree"=>1, "dont_know"=>5} UNLOCK Figures based on 98 responses up to 30-04-2024
Yes No {"yes"=>96, "no"=>4} UNLOCK Figures based on 98 responses up to 30-04-2024

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