St Anne's CofE Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
212
AGES
3 - 11
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Voluntary controlled school
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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
(1/2/19)
Full Report - All Reports
87%
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 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

Warwick Road
Bishop Auckland
DL14 6LS
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School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. The school ethos of ‘Minds to learn, hearts to care’ appropriately describes the two-pronged approach to learning that you and your staff foster effectively. St Anne’s is a caring community where pupils develop a wide range of personal qualities. In their discussions with pupils, staff are caring, considerate and genuinely interested in pupils’ stories and opinions. Pupils are extremely polite, well mannered and curious about others and the world. You provide highly effective leadership. Your long association with the school means that you know the pupils and their parents and carers very well. Staff morale is extremely high. The vast majority of parents who responded to Ofsted’s online parent questionnaire Parent View say that the school is well led and managed. The recent appointments you have made to the senior leadership team from within the school are beginning to improve pupils’ literacy and numeracy further. They, and other leaders, including governors, are enthusiastic, well informed and united in their actions to enhance the quality of education pupils receive. In this way, the school continues to improve. The vast majority of governors are new to their role within the last 12 to 18 months. New governors receive effective induction, and more established governors access a wide range of training. For example, governors recently attended training to develop their understanding of pupils’ progress information. Governors say that this has developed their understanding of how effective the quality of teaching is in the school. Inspection evidence demonstrates that governors regularly challenge leaders regarding the effectiveness of their actions on pupils’ learning. Minutes of the governing body meetings highlight that governors frequently refer to previous actions and request that leaders provide regular updates regarding new ways of working or initiatives. At the last inspection, leaders were asked to raise pupils’ achievement in mathematics. Between 2016 and 2017, pupils’ progress in mathematics across key stage 2 improved substantially and was well above the national average. Although outcomes in 2018 were not as strong, the vast majority of pupils achieved well in mathematics from their different starting points. You have worked hard to improve teachers’ use of practical equipment to support pupils’ learning. During the inspection, we both observed teachers using a wide range of resources to emphasise a learning point or capture pupils’ imagination. For example, in a Year 5 mathematics lesson, we observed pupils using hula-hoops to create a Venn diagram. In Reception, pupils were asked to identify numbers from one to 20 by throwing snowballs at the correct number to demonstrate their understanding. Furthermore, scrutiny of pupils’ work highlighted that pupils are now given more opportunities to use and apply their mathematical skills in other subjects. Pupils in science were able to construct and interpret a climate graph accurately using the graphical skills they had been taught previously in their mathematics lessons. Consequently, the quality of teaching in mathematics is stronger than at the time of the last inspection. Safeguarding is effective. The leadership team has ensured that all safeguarding arrangements are fit for purpose. Staff have a thorough understanding about their roles and responsibilities in relation to keeping pupils safe. Leaders with responsibility for safeguarding are appropriately trained. They and the school chaplain work closely together to ensure that pupils and families who need support, counselling or guidance know who to speak to. Staff are vigilant and know that the safety of pupils is their top priority. Safeguarding documentation, including accident logs, child protection files and referrals, are recorded in an appropriate and timely way. Staff routinely share information or concerns with the local authority. Pupils feel safe. One pupil reflected the views of many others when saying that the care provided by staff is ‘one of the best things about coming to this school’. Another pupil expressed: ‘The teachers look after us and help when we are sad.’ Pupils know that they can speak to any member of staff if they have a concern or are worried about something. However, a number of pupils say that the school chaplain would be their first port of call. Pupils learn about a wide range of risks. They have a strong understanding about the benefits and dangers of using the internet and how to stay safe near roads. In discussion, pupils told me about the steps they take in school to stay safe; they know that they are not to enter the forest school area without a teacher or take part in rough play. An anti-bullying pupil group meets regularly; pupil leaders train other pupils to be a ‘buddy not a bully’. Pupils are supported at playtime by the ‘buddies’, who monitor the playground for pupils who may be upset, alone or falling out with friends. Inspection findings The quality of teaching in mathematics, English and science is strong. Typically, teachers plan to meet the needs of pupils from their different starting points, use questioning effectively and encourage pupils to reflect on mistakes from previous learning. Teachers’ subject knowledge is well developed, particularly in English. Teaching assistants play an integral role in each lesson, working effectively with the teachers to support individual pupils and small groups. Teaching assistants have a clear role each lesson, are confident to take the lead when needed and are valued for their positive contribution by pupils and teachers. Teachers’ high expectations ensure that pupils are motivated and eager to give each piece of work their very best. The standard of presentation in pupils’ workbooks is very high. Sometimes, because pupils want to make each piece of work better than the last, they use subject-specific vocabulary to improve their writing. However, across the school, the accuracy of pupils’ spelling varies when they attempt to use such unfamiliar language. Over time, pupils make less progress in the foundation subjects, such as history and geography, than they do in mathematics, English and science. Although pupils learn about a range of topics, they are not given regular opportunities to investigate each topic in detail before moving on to the next. In this way, pupils often learn the ‘what’ and ‘where’ but not the ‘why’, ‘who’ or ‘how’ of these topics. Leadership of the early years, including of the newly opened nursery, is helping children to flourish from an early age. Leaders and staff ensure that all statutory safeguarding and welfare requirements are met in the early years. The quality of teaching is highly effective. The learning environment in Nursery and Reception incorporates many colourful and innovative learning opportunities for children to develop their early reading and writing skills. Staff often encourage children to count, make meaningful marks and explain their actions. Children play sensibly together, share and listen attentively to the opinions of others. As a result of this, children are well prepared for the next stage of their learning. The small proportion of pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) make good progress from their starting points. Leaders ensure that pupils with SEND are well known to staff. Furthermore, staff are trained to identify additional learning needs should pupils present different learning behaviours. In this way, pupils receive swift intervention and support to help them keep in touch with their learning. Leaders have developed strong partnerships with external agencies and professionals. This ensures that pupils with SEND receive specialist support in the school and beyond. As a result of this, pupils with SEND attain well across the school, particularly in their reading and mathematics.

St Anne's CofE Primary School Parent Reviews



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Strongly Agree 79% Agree 18% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 3% {"strongly_agree"=>79, "agree"=>18, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>3} Figures based on 33 responses up to 01-02-2019
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