Southbroom St James Academy
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Nursteed Road
SN10 3AH
7 - 11
Academy sponsor led
4 1 1 2 3 4
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% pupils meeting the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics
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Southbroom St James Academy is an average-sized junior school. There are seven classes – two per year group in Years 3 and 4, and three mixed-aged classes in Years 5 and 6. Each morning, pupils in Years 5 and 6 are taught in single-age classes for English and mathematics. Since becoming an academy in 2013, the school has been part of DSAT. Leadership is provided by an executive headteacher, who is also the executive headteacher of another school in the trust, and a head of school. The head of school joined the school following the previous inspection. Additionally, there have been a large number of staff changes since the previous inspection. This includes changes to the majority of the teaching staff, and the appointment of a new assistant headteacher, who also acts as the school’s SENCo. The school shares a local governing board with another school within the trust. At the Inspection report: Southbroom St James Academy, 25–26 September 2018 Page 9 of 12 time of the inspection, there was an interim chair of the governing body in post. The vast majority of pupils are White British. The proportion who speak English as an additional language is broadly in line with the national average. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils supported through pupil premium funding is well above the national average. The proportion of pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities is well above the national average, as is the proportion of pupils with an education, health and care plan. No pupils are currently receiving education in alternative provision. The school provides a breakfast club which runs each morning before school. The school is a designated Church of England school. Its next section 48 inspection is scheduled for April 2019. When Southbroom St James Academy was inspected in December 2016, it was judged to have serious weaknesses. Subsequently, the school was inspected on two occasions. At the last monitoring inspection, leaders and managers were judged to be taking effective action.

Southbroom St James Academy Catchment Area Map

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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 areas from which pupils are admitted to a school can change from year to year to reflect the number of siblings and pupils admitted under high priority admissions criteria.

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  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.

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