Silsoe CofE VC Lower School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
269
AGES
4 - 9
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Voluntary controlled school
SCHOOL GUIDE RATING
Not Rated

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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
(6/2/09)
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Chestnut Avenue
Silsoe
Bedford
MK45 4GP
01525860247

School Description

The school serves the village of Silsoe and the surrounding area. It is smaller than the average primary school and the number on roll has fallen since the previous inspection. Children join the Early Years Foundation Stage in the September following their fourth birthday. The school hosts a nurture unit for pupils with social, emotional and behavioural needs that serves the north and central areas of the local authority. Currently, there are five pupils attending this provision. Most children are from White British backgrounds and a small proportion have English as an additional language. While the overall proportion of pupils with learning difficulties and/or disabilities is average, the proportion of pupils with statements of special educational needs is very high compared with the national average. The school holds the Healthy Schools, Activemark and Eco school awards and has recently been commended at regional level for its work in promoting sustainability. The governing body manages the school's breakfast and after school clubs. There are currently 70 children on the register, 19 of whom are aged between three and five years. A maximum of 32 children attend per session. The privately run pre-school group which meets on the school site was inspected at the same time as the school and is reported upon separately.

Silsoe CofE VC Lower School Parent Reviews



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Strongly Agree 71% Agree 19% Disagree 5% Strongly Disagree 5% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>71, "agree"=>19, "disagree"=>5, "strongly_disagree"=>5, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 21 responses up to 04-06-2019
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