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

Primary
PUPILS
174
AGES
3 - 11
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Voluntary aided 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
(3/5/18)
Full Report - All Reports
90%
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 expected standard in Key Stage 2 tests (age 11)
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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

Southampton Road
London
NW5 4JS
02074855918

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. You are a consistently effective headteacher and have high aspirations for the school. You are skilled at identifying areas that are in need of further improvement and have put effective approaches in place to address them. The high-quality, bespoke professional development that you have provided for your staff and your ongoing direct involvement in developing teacher practice have established a strong capacity for further improvement. The governing body knows the school extremely well. Governors are proactive, regularly involved in school life and ambitious for its future. They provide effective challenge for school leaders but also support them to focus on raising standards. For example, you recently appreciated their involvement in the management of improvements to the school premises. Pupils’ behaviour is delightful. They are keen to learn, happy and work cooperatively together. I enjoyed listening to them sing their mission statement, which they are clearly very proud of. Parents are very positive about the school. One parent on the Ofsted free text said, ‘this is a wonderful school’. Another appreciated how quickly their child had settled, and others shared the good progress that their children are making. Safeguarding is effective. You and the safeguarding leader have established a strong culture of safeguarding in the school. You and your leaders, including governors, understand your roles and responsibilities well and ensure that procedures are robust. Staff and governors have regular training and, consequently, have a clear understanding of what constitutes effective safeguarding practice. All staff are vigilant, and there is a clear collective responsibility for keeping children safe. Governors are proactive in checking practice and ensuring that all the necessary recruitment checks are carried out on adults prior to employment. You and the governing body have ensured that the website provides a range of detailed information about child safety to support parents. Pupils are extremely knowledgeable about how to keep themselves safe, particularly with regard to online safety. All staff and parents, both in the Ofsted questionnaire and internal school questionnaires, said that they are confident that their children are safe and well cared for. The promotion of British values is intertwined with the school’s values and promoted around the school. Inspection Findings For the first line of enquiry, we agreed to look at the extent to which you and your leaders ensure that the very youngest children progress well from their starting points in the early years. This is because the number of children achieving a good level of development at the end of Reception has been below the national average for the last three years, and attainment in English has been well below the national average. Most pupils transfer direct from Nursery to Reception, and robust assessment on entry procedures is used in both classes to ensure that children are well catered for. The early years leader makes effective use of moderation across local schools to ensure that assessments are secure. Children are tracked regularly across the areas of learning, and appropriate interventions are put in place where needed. The early years leader ensures that children’s next learning steps are clearly identified and followed up through a structured key-worker system in the Nursery and through weekly team meetings in Reception. The allocation of funding to improve the outdoor learning environment has resulted in open, welcoming and high-quality spaces in both Nursery and Reception. I observed adults engaging well with children and using questioning and modelling effectively to develop children’s learning further. The children’s learning journals evidence a wide range of interesting learning experiences over time. We observed that activities inside the Nursery and Reception classrooms have a clear focus, but we agreed that further work needs to be done to develop the same opportunities for challenge in the outdoor environment. The early years leader has a clear vision and detailed action plan for further improvement. She appreciates, and is making effective use of, the professional development opportunities that you have provided, which include visits to outstanding provisions. As a result, pupils make good progress from starting points that are typically very low for their age. In-school performance information and my observations in Reception do indicate, however, that overall the proportion of children attaining a good level of development remains below the national average.

St Dominic's Catholic Primary School Parent Reviews



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Strongly Agree 45% Agree 45% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 9% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>45, "agree"=>45, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>9, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 11 responses up to 08-07-2019
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