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

Primary
PUPILS
421
AGES
4 - 11
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Voluntary aided school
SCHOOL GUIDE RATING

Can I Get My Child Into This 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
01189 746 000

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
(11/2/20)
Full Report - All Reports
88%
NATIONAL AVG. 65%
% pupils meeting the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics
22%
NATIONAL AVG. 11%
% pupils achieving the higher standard in reading, writing and mathematics
109
READING
NATIONAL AVG. 104
80 (lowest)
100 (expected)
120 (highest)
Average scaled score
110
MATHS
NATIONAL AVG. 105
80 (lowest)
100 (expected)
120 (highest)
Average scaled score
DATA
GUIDE

3.5
Reading progress score
2.5
Writing progress score
4.4
Maths progress score
98%
NATIONAL AVG. 93%
Happiness Rating

Ofsted Parent View

26.6:1
NATIONAL AVG. 20.7:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
3.3%
NATIONAL AVG. 8.2%
Persistent Absence
27.1%
NATIONAL AVG. 20.9%
Pupils first language
not English
6.9%
NATIONAL AVG. 20.8%
Free school meals
6.7%
NATIONAL AVG. 12.6%
Pupils with SEN support

Progress Compared With All Other Schools

+ 2.5 Writing Progress Score 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) + 3.5 Reading Progress Score 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) + 4.4 Maths Progress Score 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 94% 93% 88%

% pupils meeting the expected standard in Key Stage 2 tests (age 11)
2017 2018 2019 19% 22% 22%

% 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

Western Avenue
Woodley
RG5 3BH
01189693893

School Description

Pupils cannot praise their school highly enough. They relish coming each day because they learn so much that is new and interesting. Leaders and teachers do not place a ceiling upon what pupils can do and achieve, taking every opportunity to reinforce their high expectations. This gives all pupils, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), a tremendous sense of purpose and ambition. Pupils are fascinated by the world around them. They debate the big ideas that shape the way people think, respecting the views of others. Leaders provide excellent opportunities for pupils to develop their talents and hobbies. One pupil commented, ‘There is something for everybody.’ The school is highly inclusive. All feel they belong to the ‘St Dominic Savio family’. Pupils also make a strong contribution to school life. For example, they clear dishes at lunchtime, contribute to the active school council and support their peers with staying safe online. Pupils are very courteous to each other and to staff. They behave exceptionally well in class and during playtimes. Pupils and staff do not accept any form of bullying, including the use of unkind words. Pupils feel safe and well cared for.

St Dominic Savio Catholic Primary School Parent Reviews



94% Parents Recommend This School
Strongly Agree 84% Agree 14% Disagree 2% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>84, "agree"=>14, "disagree"=>2, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 122 responses up to 12-03-2020
Strongly Agree 82% Agree 13% Disagree 3% Strongly Disagree 2% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>82, "agree"=>13, "disagree"=>3, "strongly_disagree"=>2, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 122 responses up to 12-03-2020
Strongly Agree 84% Agree 11% Disagree 6% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>84, "agree"=>11, "disagree"=>6, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 122 responses up to 12-03-2020
My Child Has Not Been Bullied 70% Strongly Agree 10% Agree 6% Disagree 4% Strongly Disagree 4% Don't Know 6% {"my_child_has_not_been_bullied"=>70, "strongly_agree"=>10, "agree"=>6, "disagree"=>4, "strongly_disagree"=>4, "dont_know"=>6} Figures based on 122 responses up to 12-03-2020
Strongly Agree 79% Agree 19% Disagree 2% Strongly Disagree 1% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>79, "agree"=>19, "disagree"=>2, "strongly_disagree"=>1, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 122 responses up to 12-03-2020
I Have Not Raised Any Concerns 33% Strongly Agree 43% Agree 16% Disagree 6% Strongly Disagree 2% Don't Know 1% {"i_have_not_raised_any_concerns"=>33, "strongly_agree"=>43, "agree"=>16, "disagree"=>6, "strongly_disagree"=>2, "dont_know"=>1} Figures based on 122 responses up to 12-03-2020
Strongly Agree 15% Agree 38% Disagree 31% Strongly Disagree 8% Don't Know 8% {"strongly_agree"=>15, "agree"=>38, "disagree"=>31, "strongly_disagree"=>8, "dont_know"=>8} Figures based on 13 responses up to 12-03-2020
Strongly Agree 76% Agree 18% Disagree 1% Strongly Disagree 2% Don't Know 3% {"strongly_agree"=>76, "agree"=>18, "disagree"=>1, "strongly_disagree"=>2, "dont_know"=>3} Figures based on 122 responses up to 12-03-2020
Strongly Agree 74% Agree 20% Disagree 4% Strongly Disagree 1% Don't Know 1% {"strongly_agree"=>74, "agree"=>20, "disagree"=>4, "strongly_disagree"=>1, "dont_know"=>1} Figures based on 122 responses up to 12-03-2020
Strongly Agree 62% Agree 30% Disagree 7% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 1% {"strongly_agree"=>62, "agree"=>30, "disagree"=>7, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>1} Figures based on 122 responses up to 12-03-2020
Strongly Agree 70% Agree 26% Disagree 2% Strongly Disagree 1% Don't Know 1% {"strongly_agree"=>70, "agree"=>26, "disagree"=>2, "strongly_disagree"=>1, "dont_know"=>1} Figures based on 122 responses up to 12-03-2020
Strongly Agree 66% Agree 30% Disagree 2% Strongly Disagree 2% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>66, "agree"=>30, "disagree"=>2, "strongly_disagree"=>2, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 122 responses up to 12-03-2020
Strongly Agree 64% Agree 28% Disagree 3% Strongly Disagree 2% Don't Know 2% {"strongly_agree"=>64, "agree"=>28, "disagree"=>3, "strongly_disagree"=>2, "dont_know"=>2} Figures based on 122 responses up to 12-03-2020
Yes 94% No 6% {"yes"=>94, "no"=>6} Figures based on 122 responses up to 12-03-2020

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