Shaw Ridge Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

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PUPILS
444
AGES
2 - 11
GENDER
Mixed
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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
(15/3/22)
Full Report - All Reports
59%
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

Ridge Green
Shaw
Swindon
SN5 5PU
01793871601

School Description

Pupils are proud of their school. They are made to feel welcome and part of the ‘Shaw Ridge Family’. Pupils enjoy their learning and work hard in lessons. They value their friendships and pupils of all ages play well together at break and lunchtimes. Staff have high expectations of pupils. As a result, pupils behave well in lessons and around school. Pupils feel safe and talk positively about the help and support the adults in school give them. They say that if bullying occurs, they know it will be dealt with quickly. Pupils, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), attend a wide variety of clubs and activities, including girls’ football and ‘Wild Learning’. The school environment helps pupils to be physically active and to develop their imagination. They do this by making good use of the ‘Unity Garden’ and the woodland area to learn about the environment. Parents and carers are positive about the school. One comment, typical of many, is: ‘Shaw Ridge is a warm, caring school that supports children beyond their education.’ What does the school do well and what does it need to do better? Staff share leaders’ ambitions for pupils to succeed and to thrive socially and emotionally. Leaders have designed a well-sequenced curriculum in most subjects. For example, the early years and the physical education curriculums are clearly sequenced. This ensures that pupils securely build their knowledge over time. In mathematics, children in the early years have many opportunities to develop their understanding of number. Older pupils call on previous knowledge to learn new concepts. This helps them solve mathematical problems using fractions. In other subjects, the curriculum is less developed. Where this is the case, leaders have not identified precisely enough the essential knowledge that pupils need to know. In design and technology, for example, pupils do not always remember and use the technical knowledge and skills they have been taught before. Consequently, pupils have a less secure foundation on which to build the next steps in their learning. The school’s phonics programme is effective. Pupils learn to read from the moment they start at the school and get off to a good start. Pupils decode words and build up their fluency in reading successfully. Pupils read books that are matched to the sounds they are learning. Leaders use assessment effectively to check the progress that pupils make. As a result, pupils who are at risk of falling behind have the necessary support to help them to keep up. Teachers choose class texts that are varied and broaden pupils’ knowledge and interests. Older pupils are encouraged to read widely, and talk with enthusiasm about the way in which teachers ‘bring stories to life’ in their daily reading sessions. Inspection report: Shaw Ridge Primary School 15 and 16 March 2022 2 Pupils with SEND are fully included in the school curriculum. They receive tailored support to enable them to learn confidently and successfully across the curriculum. This is a strength of the school. Pupils’ positive attitudes to school begin in early years. Children are enthusiastic about their learning. They use talk well to build each other’s understanding of the world. For example, an inspector observed a pupil explaining in detail how a 3D object was made from magnetic pieces. Pupils build on this strong start. They are polite, respectful and helpful and want to achieve. Pupils learn to be thoughtful, inclusive citizens of modern Britain. Through the curriculum, pupils understand what makes a positive relationship. They talk confidently about loyalty, trust and the importance of consent. Staff are proud to work at Shaw Ridge. They appreciate the way in which leaders consider staff’s workload. Staff, including school leaders, feel well supported and benefit from the shared training that being part of the collaborative trust provides. Although visits to the school have been hindered due to COVID-19, governors know the school well.

Shaw Ridge Primary School Parent Reviews



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Strongly Agree 78% Agree 21% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 1% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>78, "agree"=>21, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>1, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 76 responses up to 17-03-2022
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