Scotter Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
278
AGES
4 - 11
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Community school
SCHOOL GUIDE RATING
unlock
UNLOCK

Can I Get My Child Into This School?

Enter a postcode to see where you live on the map
heatmap example
Sample Map Only
Very Likely
Likely
Less Likely

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
01522 782030

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?

4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(20/3/18)
Full Report - All Reports
75%
NATIONAL AVG. 65%
% pupils meeting the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics



Unlock the rest of the data now
  • See All Official School Data
  • View Catchment Area Maps
  • Access 2022 League Tables
  • Read Real Parent Reviews
  • Unlock 2022 Star Ratings
  • Easily Choose Your #1 School
£14.95
Per month


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

2017 2018 2019 UNLOCK

% pupils meeting the expected standard in Key Stage 2 tests (age 11)
2017 2018 2019 UNLOCK

% 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

High Street
Scotter
Gainsborough
DN21 3RY
01724762259

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. You lead the school well. You and your leaders have an accurate view of the performance of the school through your regular checks of the quality of teaching and analysis of pupils’ progress. As a result, you have improved areas of the curriculum, particularly writing, to enable more pupils to make better progress. However, you recognise that more improvements are required to improve the teaching of mathematics in Year 2. The curriculum is broad and balanced and is enriched by extra-curricular opportunities. The school has an allotment garden that pupils help to maintain. They grow vegetables and have cooked carrot soup using their own produce. There is a range of peripatetic music lessons, and pupils have opportunities to go the theatre. The school competes against other local schools in a range of sporting competitions. Pupils undertake roles of responsibility. These include being school councillors, playground buddies, librarians, prefects and being part of the ‘Tech. Team’. The latter group promotes internet safety very well. As a result, pupils are confident and articulate and are well prepared for their next stage of education. The school is a purposeful environment where teachers have high expectations for pupils’ behaviour and work. Pupils respond well to their teachers’ instructions. Most pupils can be relied on to work independently without adult supervision. For example, in Year 6, pupils enthusiastically worked in groups to write a commentary for a game of quidditch. They were able to discuss each other’s contributions in a mature way without adult support. Pupils said that they are happy at the school and that teachers set them work which they can find tricky. Scrutiny of pupils’ work shows that they are challenged well and are making good progress. Pupils’ progress and attainment are improving. In 2017, pupils made broadly average progress from key stage 1 to the end of key stage 2 in reading, writing and mathematics. The proportion of pupils who attained the expected standard in all three subjects is higher than the national average. This was a marked improvement from 2016. In 2016, pupils made significantly less progress than others nationally in all three subjects by the end of key stage 2. The rapid and effective action that you and your teachers implemented to improve pupils’ progress has impacted positively. Current information shows that pupils’ attainment at the end of key stage 2 is likely to rise again this year because they are making faster progress. The large majority of parents and carers who responded to the Ofsted questionnaire, Parent View, said that they would recommend the school to other parents. Most parents who spoke to the inspector were also complimentary about the school and feel that communication between the school and parents is good, and that the school is well led. However, a minority of parents who completed Parent View have concerns about the leadership and management of the school. Inspection evidence did not raise similar concerns. A minority of parents also said that they do not find the information they receive about their child’s progress valuable. Parents receive very detailed progress sheets about how well their child is progressing in reading, writing and mathematics twice a year, as well as an annual report. Following this inspection, I have asked you to consult with all parents to check that they find the progress sheets useful. At your last inspection, inspectors asked you to improve pupils’ mathematical skills. The curriculum for mathematics is comprehensive, and most pupils are developing their reasoning skills to become more effective mathematicians. The proportion of pupils who attained the higher standard in mathematics at the end of key stage 2 was nearly double the national average. However, the proportion of pupils who attained the higher standard at the end of key stage 1 was less than half the national average. Following this inspection, I have asked you to increase the challenge and the opportunities for pupils to develop their mathematical reasoning skills in Year 2. Also at the last inspection, the inspectors asked you to increase the challenge for the most able and to improve boys’ writing. At the end of key stage 2 in 2017, the proportion of pupils who attained the higher standard in reading and writing was above the national average. The most able are achieving well. Boys made better progress in their writing last year than in 2016. However, they did not make as much progress as the girls. Throughout the school currently, boys’ progress in writing is improving.

Scotter Primary School Parent Reviews



unlock % Parents Recommend This School
Strongly Agree 42% Agree 42% Disagree 9% Strongly Disagree 7% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>42, "agree"=>42, "disagree"=>9, "strongly_disagree"=>7, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 57 responses up to 11-02-2019
unlock

Figures based on 57 responses up to 11-02-2019

unlock

Figures based on 57 responses up to 11-02-2019

unlock

Figures based on 57 responses up to 11-02-2019

unlock

Figures based on 57 responses up to 11-02-2019

unlock

Figures based on 57 responses up to 11-02-2019

unlock

Figures based on 57 responses up to 11-02-2019

unlock

Figures based on 57 responses up to 11-02-2019

unlock

Figures based on 57 responses up to 11-02-2019

unlock

Figures based on 57 responses up to 11-02-2019

unlock

Figures based on 57 responses up to 11-02-2019

unlock

Figures based on 57 responses up to 11-02-2019

Responses taken from Ofsted Parent View

Your rating:
Review guidelines
  • Do explain who you are and your relationship to the school e.g. ‘I am a parent…’
  • Do back up your opinion with examples or clear reasons but, remember, it’s your opinion not fact.
  • Don’t use bad or aggressive language.
  • Don't go in to detail about specific staff or pupils. Individual complaints should be directed to the school.
  • Do go to the relevant authority is you have concerns about a serious issue such as bullying, drug abuse or bad management.
Read the full review guidelines and where to find help if you have serious concerns about a school.
We respect your privacy and never share your email address with the reviewed school or any third parties. Please see our T&Cs and Privacy Policy for details of how we treat registered emails with TLC.


News, Photos and Open Days from Scotter Primary School

We are waiting for this school to upload information. Represent this school?
Register your details to add open days, photos and news.

Do you represent
Scotter Primary School?

Register to add photos, news and download your Certificate of Excellence 2021/22

*Official school administrator email addresses

(eg [email protected]). Details will be verified.

Questions? Email [email protected]

We're here to help your school to add information for parents.

Thank you for registering your details

A member of the School Guide team will verify your details within 2 working days and provide further detailed instructions for setting up your School Noticeboard.

For any questions please email [email protected]