St Alban's Catholic Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
209
AGES
4 - 11
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Voluntary aided 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
01708 434 343

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
(5/3/19)
Full Report - All Reports
80%
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

Heron Flight Avenue
Hornchurch
RM12 5LN
01708555644

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. Following taking up the post of headteacher in September 2015 and a significant turbulence in staffing, you have managed to create a safe and caring environment where pupils love to learn. Your passionate commitment to the school is evident. You know your pupils well and are clear about achieving the best for them and for the staff you lead. All staff who responded to the online inspection survey agree that they are proud to work at a school where leaders do all that they can to ensure that there is a motivated, respected and effective team. Parents are overwhelmingly positive about the school. Comments on Ofsted’s online questionnaire, Parent View, praise the efforts of you and your staff in creating a welcoming school where their children can thrive. As one parent commented: ‘St Alban’s provides a safe, caring and nurturing environment. I feel completely confident leaving my child here each day.’ Leaders and governors demonstrate clearly that they have a very good understanding of where the school is successful and also what steps leaders need to take to improve further. They have already demonstrated success in a number of areas. The school has tackled all the areas for improvement recommended at the last inspection. For example, the proportion of most-able pupils that exceed expectations in reading and mathematics at the end of Year 6 has been above the national average for the past two years. Inspectors at the last inspection also recognised that leaders at all levels needed to be more involved in improving teaching and learning through carrying out rigorous checks. This recommendation has also been successfully addressed. Classroom visits showed the school to be a happy place. Pupils were exceptionally well-behaved, working hard and proud to show me their work. Staff are knowledgeable about the pupils in their classes. Safeguarding is effective. Leaders, including governors, have ensured that safeguarding arrangements are effective and fit for purpose. Acting as designated safeguarding leader, you are thorough in your work. Your records are detailed and well organised. Staff are quick to report concerns and you follow up these concerns effectively and in a timely manner. As a result of good quality training, staff have a clear understanding of safeguarding processes. There is, therefore, a strong culture of safeguarding in the school. Leaders do not shy away from referring their concerns to external agencies when needed and challenging those agencies if support for pupils is not forthcoming. Leaders and governors are aware of, and take steps to limit, local risks to pupils’ well-being, including the need to prevent pupils from being exposed to radicalisation. Pupils’ behaviour is exemplary, and they say that bullying rarely happens, and, when it did, they would tell an adult immediately. Pupils are supportive of each other and they all play well together regardless of age or gender. One pupil summed this up when saying: ‘We are all part of one family so we take care of each other.’ Pupils understand some of the dangers related to use of the internet and were able to explain what to do to stay safe when online. Inspection findings In the last national assessments, the proportion of Year 6 pupils who were high achieving at key stage 1 did not make as strong progress. This was even though the percentage of pupils attaining the higher standard in reading and mathematics was above the national average. You have identified this and are focused on improving the challenge offered to the high-attaining pupils in key stage 2. The English and mathematics leaders explained how this is being emphasised through training for the staff on how to provide challenge for the most able pupils. Work in pupils’ books shows that they are now being challenged with more difficult tasks. Work in mathematics is planned carefully so that it is sequential and develops pupils’ knowledge over time. Teachers are skilled at questioning pupils to check their understanding of mathematical concepts and to ensure that there are no misconceptions. However, pupils do not have many opportunities to apply their mathematical understanding to solve problems. Girls in Years 2 and 6 performed less well than boys in the last national assessments. Leaders have successfully addressed this by reviewing teaching approaches to ensure that girls are equally challenged. Progress meetings held twice a term to focus on girls who are underachieving, as well as others groups, provides teachers with a greater understanding of how to vary their teaching styles to address this issue. Intervention groups and redesign of the curriculum to target the underperforming girls is resulting in them performing as well as boys. Evidence from books seen and data provided from the school confirm this. Leaders understand the need to prioritise improving the quality of education for pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds. Staff understand the importance of ensuring that this vulnerable group, many of whom have additional needs, are supported well and challenged to do their best. They also understand that these pupils still need to make better progress in reading, writing and mathematics across the school if their achievements are to improve to match those of other pupils. This is a priority for school improvement going forward. Attainment in reading and writing at key stage 1 has been variable since the last inspection. In 2018, Year 2 pupils’ attainment in both reading and writing was below the national average. You have reviewed the teaching of reading and writing. Leaders have introduced new approaches designed to improve the variety and flow of pupils’ writing. Leaders’ emphasis is on improving access to a greater range of high-quality reading texts. Pupils are exposed to skilled writers and high-quality texts. This is also having a positive impact on reading and writing. Pupils are taught how to use language in a powerful and interesting way and most are able write in detail and at length according to their age. Many elements of pupils’ reading and writing have therefore improved. Even so, the work I saw in some pupils’ books showed that they would benefit from more opportunities to write at length. The attendance of pupils, even though it is above the national average, is improving. You have sought external support to help improve pupils’ attendance and are now monitoring absence levels of those who are persistently absent more carefully. When the attendance of individual pupils falls below an acceptable level, you take quick action to highlight the problem and work with families to overcome barriers to school attendance. Next steps for the school Leaders and those responsible for governance should ensure that: more opportunities are provided for pupils to apply mathematical skills to problem solving pupils have greater opportunities to write at length in English. I am copying this letter to the chair of the governing body and the director of education for the Diocese of Brentwood, the regional schools commissioner and the director of children’s services for Havering. This letter will be published on the Ofsted website.

St Alban's Catholic Primary School Parent Reviews



unlock % Parents Recommend This School
Strongly Agree 71% Agree 20% Disagree 3% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 6% {"strongly_agree"=>71, "agree"=>20, "disagree"=>3, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>6} Figures based on 35 responses up to 05-03-2019
unlock

Figures based on 35 responses up to 05-03-2019

unlock

Figures based on 35 responses up to 05-03-2019

unlock

Figures based on 35 responses up to 05-03-2019

unlock

Figures based on 35 responses up to 05-03-2019

unlock

Figures based on 35 responses up to 05-03-2019

unlock

Figures based on 35 responses up to 05-03-2019

unlock

Figures based on 35 responses up to 05-03-2019

unlock

Figures based on 35 responses up to 05-03-2019

unlock

Figures based on 35 responses up to 05-03-2019

unlock

Figures based on 35 responses up to 05-03-2019

unlock

Figures based on 35 responses up to 05-03-2019

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 St Alban's Catholic 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
St Alban's Catholic 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]