Riverside Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
643
AGES
3 - 11
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Community 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
01432 260926 (primary) 01432 260925 (secondary)

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?

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NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(6/12/18)
Full Report - All Reports
69%
NATIONAL AVG. 65%
% 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 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

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% pupils meeting the expected standard in Key Stage 2 tests (age 11)
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% 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

Belmont Avenue
Hereford
HR2 7JF
01432274653

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. Riverside Primary School is a vibrant, friendly place where all children are welcomed and well supported. Parents say that their children are happy and feel safe in school. Pupils say that they love learning because teachers make lessons fun. Since the last inspection, there have been some significant changes to leadership. You took up the post of headteacher at the beginning of September 2017 and the chair of governors took up his role shortly after the last inspection. The school is currently without a deputy headteacher but a new deputy headteacher will take up the post in January 2019. Senior leaders have a clear understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of the school. Together you have evaluated the quality of education thoroughly. You have identified the correct priorities for improvement based on a detailed analysis of how pupils have achieved in the past, as well as the needs of all pupils currently in the school. Pupils behave very well throughout the school. They are cheerful, respectful and polite. They recognise and celebrate their different cultures, faiths and beliefs. They enjoy learning because lessons are lively and engaging. There is no disruption to learning through poor behaviour. Pupils value the many opportunities they have to take on roles of responsibility, such as school councillors, sports leaders, playground leaders or reading champions. They also enjoy a broad range of after-school clubs, including Latin and sign language as well as sports activities and music groups. Parents are fully involved in the life of the school. Every class has a parent forum representative. They meet regularly to plan fundraising activities such as school discos. The funds help to pay for educational trips and special treats for pupils. At Christmas, every pupil receives a book as a present from Santa in the grotto run by parents. Pastoral support is one of the strengths of the school. Many pupils join the school part-way through the year, but they settle in very quickly because they are made to feel at home by other pupils and staff. Parents value this and appreciate the support they themselves receive. One parent reflected the views of many by saying, ‘The teachers have a real passion for their work. They are approachable and friendly and always willing to listen and help.’ Staff provide comprehensive support to families to help them to get their children to school. When necessary, leaders challenge parents’ decisions not to send children to school. As a result, attendance has improved recently. Attendance for disadvantaged pupils needs to improve further so that they do not miss any learning time. The school has a number of areas of strong practice, including safeguarding and assessment. Good practice is regularly exchanged with other local schools. Leaders and teachers track pupils’ progress closely to identify any gaps in learning and address them quickly. Many of the school’s teachers work with the local authority, checking teachers’ assessments in other schools. Parents say that communication between school and home is very good. They are actively encouraged to support their children’s learning, and an increasing number of parents attend workshops to help them understand how they can do this. Through newsletters, parents are kept up to date on current topics. For example, the whole school focuses on a different value each month. Parents were able to support the recent focus on perseverance because they learn about it in the newsletter. Parents say that they appreciate the opportunity to reinforce these valuable life lessons. Governors are well informed. They know the school well because they visit often and report back to the full governing body on their findings. For example, one governor took part in the recent review of the impact of pupil premium funding. Leaders have addressed the areas for improvement from the last inspection well. There have been steady improvements in pupils’ achievements over the last few years. Pupils made good progress in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of key stage 2 in 2018. Attainment is also improving. For those pupils who had been in school since the Reception Year and who did not have special educational needs and/or disabilities, a higher proportion than nationally achieved the expected standard for their age in 2018. However, there is potential for more pupils to achieve at the higher standard. Currently, not all teachers have high enough expectations of what all pupils can achieve.

Riverside Primary School Parent Reviews



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Strongly Agree 71% Agree 20% Disagree 7% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 2% {"strongly_agree"=>71, "agree"=>20, "disagree"=>7, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>2} Figures based on 59 responses up to 16-01-2019
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Figures based on 59 responses up to 16-01-2019

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Figures based on 59 responses up to 16-01-2019

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Figures based on 59 responses up to 16-01-2019

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Figures based on 59 responses up to 16-01-2019

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Figures based on 59 responses up to 16-01-2019

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Figures based on 59 responses up to 16-01-2019

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Figures based on 59 responses up to 16-01-2019

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Figures based on 59 responses up to 16-01-2019

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