Rufford CofE School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
138
AGES
3 - 11
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Voluntary aided 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
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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 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
(2/10/18)
Full Report - All Reports
83%
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

Flash Lane
Rufford
Ormskirk
L40 1SN
01704821300

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. During this time, you and the governors have appointed a deputy headteacher and created new classes to help to improve the quality of learning for pupils. There have also been considerable changes to the governing body, including appointing a new chair of the governing body. Together, this strong leadership team has created a warm, welcoming school where pupils and families feel valued and nurtured. The school’s distinctive Christian ethos is strong. Pupils are respectful of others and treat each other with genuine care and compassion. Parents and carers are overwhelmingly positive about the school and are happy to recommend this school which ‘nurtures its pupils and instils strong positive values’. The vast majority of parents say that the school is well led and managed, and that staff respond well to any concerns they raise. Pupils also speak positively about school life. They are happy and keen to learn. Pupils say that they enjoy their lessons and are proud to be pupils at Rufford School. They behave impeccably in lessons and around the school, displaying good manners and respect for staff and their peers. All pupils benefit from the principled and caring leadership provided by you and the deputy headteacher. You and the governing body are aspirational for the school and its pupils. Governors are highly committed, caring and knowledgeable. Governors hold you and the team firmly to account to ensure that leaders and teachers continue to deliver a consistently good education to pupils. They are passionate about educating the whole child and preparing them well to be good citizens as they grow and develop, both academically and spiritually. The local authority has confidence in the school and your leadership. It knows the school well and has been a valuable source of support in evaluating the school’s work alongside leaders. Governors and leaders have taken effective action to address the areas for improvement identified at the last inspection. Inspectors identified the need to continue to improve the quality of teaching. In response, staff worked, with support from the local authority, to ensure that teachers planned learning in mathematics which more accurately meets the needs of learners. Teachers now regularly require pupils to use their writing skills across the curriculum, as evidenced in pupils’ history, geography and science books which I looked at during the inspection. Following inspectors asking you to focus on pupils more tidily presenting their work, it is clear from the work seen in books, folders and around the school that pupils take pride in presenting their work neatly. During the inspection, you acknowledged that further challenging the most able pupils to extend their writing skills should help them to reach their full potential. In addition to this, continuing to develop staff training and sharing good practice, to improve further the quality of teaching and learning, are priorities you have rightly identified in your plans for improvement. Safeguarding is effective. All safeguarding records, documentation and procedures are compliant and fit for purpose. Leaders ensure that all staff receive regular training, and those responsible for safeguarding and recruitment have appropriate and recent qualifications. Pupils feel safe in school and parents, staff and governors agree. Pupils say that if any incidents of bullying occur, these are dealt with swiftly and effectively by staff. Pupils feel actively involved in keeping each other safe and have roles of responsibility, such as ‘digital leaders’. All pupils helped the school to promote a ‘safer parking’ campaign. Adults teach pupils how to stay safe online and pupils know how to deal with any concerns using ‘close the lid’ or the school’s filter alert. You work with a range of external agencies to help pupils to make positive, healthy decisions. All pupils say that there is an adult in school they feel able to talk to if they have any worries or concerns. Younger pupils are reassured that they can let their class teacher know of their concerns through a ‘worry box’. You and the senior team are aware of the needs of pupils and liaise effectively with external agencies to support pupils and their families. There is a strong culture of safeguarding throughout the school.

Rufford CofE School Parent Reviews



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Strongly Agree 85% Agree 7% Disagree 7% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>85, "agree"=>7, "disagree"=>7, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 27 responses up to 06-10-2018
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Figures based on 27 responses up to 06-10-2018

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Figures based on 27 responses up to 06-10-2018

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Figures based on 27 responses up to 06-10-2018

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Figures based on 27 responses up to 06-10-2018

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