Skelmanthorpe Academy
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
157
AGES
3 - 10
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Academy converter
SCHOOL GUIDE RATING
Not Rated

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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, 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?

Good
NATIONAL AVG. 2.09
Ofsted Inspection
(28/01/2020)
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Elm Street
Skelmanthorpe
Huddersfield
HD8 9DZ
01484863306

School Description

Parents think Skelmanthorpe Academy is a real community school where pupils thrive. The school is a nurturing place for pupils to learn. They feel safe and, as pupils told us, ‘really cared for’. Teachers work hard to make sure that pupils enjoy what they learn. Parents say that their children ‘come home buzzing with enthusiasm’. Teachers have high expectations of pupils’ behaviour. The school’s new ‘behaviour pathway’ has been a real hit with pupils. As a result, they are keen to do well and their high levels of attendance reflect this. The anti-bullying ambassadors take their responsibility seriously. Pupils do not feel that bullying is a problem at school but understand that it is not tolerated. They are confident that if it did occur, it would be sorted out. The school curriculum for mathematics, reading, science and geography has recently been reviewed. This has helped pupils learn and remember more, particularly in mathematics and science. Pupils still have gaps in their geography knowledge. The school’s emphasis on reading has made a real difference to pupils’ enjoyment of reading. Pupils are keen to take part in the school’s reading challenge. The phonics curriculum is not always well delivered. Pupils do not always get the chance to practise new learning.

Skelmanthorpe Academy Parent Reviews



unlock % Parents Recommend This School
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>68, "agree"=>32, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 19 responses up to 29-01-2020
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>79, "agree"=>21, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 19 responses up to 29-01-2020
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>53, "agree"=>42, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>5} UNLOCK Figures based on 19 responses up to 29-01-2020
My Child Has Not Been Bullied Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"my_child_has_not_been_bullied"=>74, "strongly_agree"=>11, "agree"=>5, "disagree"=>11, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 19 responses up to 29-01-2020
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>68, "agree"=>26, "disagree"=>5, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 19 responses up to 29-01-2020
I Have Not Raised Any Concerns Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"i_have_not_raised_any_concerns"=>37, "strongly_agree"=>32, "agree"=>21, "disagree"=>5, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>5} UNLOCK Figures based on 19 responses up to 29-01-2020
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>0, "agree"=>100, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 10 responses up to 29-01-2020
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>68, "agree"=>26, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>5} UNLOCK Figures based on 19 responses up to 29-01-2020
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>63, "agree"=>37, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 19 responses up to 29-01-2020
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>63, "agree"=>32, "disagree"=>5, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 19 responses up to 29-01-2020
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>53, "agree"=>42, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>5} UNLOCK Figures based on 19 responses up to 29-01-2020
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>58, "agree"=>37, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>5} UNLOCK Figures based on 19 responses up to 29-01-2020
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>47, "agree"=>42, "disagree"=>11, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 19 responses up to 29-01-2020
Yes No {"yes"=>100, "no"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 19 responses up to 29-01-2020

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