St John Boste Catholic Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
172
AGES
3 - 11
GENDER
Mixed
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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, 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?

Good
NATIONAL AVG. 2.09
Ofsted Inspection
(16/03/2016)
Full Report - All Reports
75%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
% 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 9% of schools in England) Below Average (About 9% of schools in England) Average (About 67% of schools in England) Above Average (About 6% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 9% of schools in England) UNLOCK Well Below Average (About 10% of schools in England) Below Average (About 9% of schools in England) Average (About 67% of schools in England) Above Average (About 6% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 8% of schools in England) UNLOCK Well Below Average (About 10% of schools in England) Below Average (About 11% of schools in England) Average (About 59% of schools in England) Above Average (About 11% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 9% of schools in England)
Castle Road
Oxclose Village
Washington
NE38 0HL
01914166200

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. You are highly committed to ensuring that all pupils are encouraged to do their best. You set high standards of what you expect pupils to achieve and how you expect them to behave. Parents who responded to the questionnaire have positive views of the school. Their responses included, ‘What makes this school so special is that each individual child, their happiness and development are so clearly at its core’ and, ‘I love this school. It has a community feel. Everyone is respectful and caring to each other and children feel like part of a close knit family.’ The strong focus on pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development equips them effectively to understand their responsibilities towards others and prepares them well for life in modern Britain. You, your leaders and governors have successfully addressed the areas for improvement identified at the last inspection. The quality of writing seen in pupils’ books has improved. Pupils I spoke to say they enjoy their writing and they take pride in their work. They talked about how their writing targets help them to improve. There are many more opportunities for pupils to write at length and the high expectations of writing are equally reflected in their topic, science and religious education books as well as in their English books. Pupils have a good understanding of how to improve their work from teachers’ effective marking and feedback, which is in line with the school’s policy. Teachers are now using pupils’ progress information more effectively to identify appropriate ‘next steps’ for pupils in their learning. You and your leaders check regularly that pupils are making the progress they should. Any pupils who are not achieving as well as they can are given additional support and targeted work to help them improve. You are also working hard to ensure that assessments of pupils’ achievement are accurate. All staff benefit from regular meetings with staff from two other schools where pupils’ work can be moderated and good practice can be shared. Safeguarding is effective. You, your staff and governors have ensured that all safeguarding arrangements are robust and fit for purpose. All staff have received appropriate training, including designated safeguarding leaders and governors. Highly effective procedures are in place to ensure that prompt action is taken to protect children, should it be necessary. You recently organised an external audit to ensure that all systems and procedures are effective in respect of safeguarding and health and safety. The very few recommendations made were addressed quickly. Leaders ensure that all records are detailed and comprehensive. Pupils I spoke to during the inspection confirmed that they feel safe. They indicated that they have taken part in water, fire and road safety training as well as learning how to ride their bicycles safely. Pupils are adamant there is no bullying and indicated that they are working hard towards achieving the gold anti-bullying award. They are acutely aware of how to keep themselves safe when using computers and social media. All parents who responded to the online questionnaire, Parent View, indicated that their child feels safe and is well-looked-after at this school. This was also reflected in the school’s own survey of parental views. Inspection findings Your dedicated and committed leadership is effective and has led to improvements in the school. Accurate evaluation of strengths and weaknesses in pupils’ performance and in the quality of teaching, learning and assessment and action taken promptly to address concerns has led to improved pupils’ outcomes. For example, a higher proportion of children in the early years reach a good level of development than in previous years. Standards have risen year-on-year in the Year 1 phonics check, with all pupils achieving the expected standard in 2015. Pupils’ work, and the school’s performance information, show that pupils are making good progress from their starting points. In 2015, pupils attained standards that were above national expectations by the end of Year 6. Subject and other leaders are keen and enthusiastic to support improvements in the school. However, not all leaders are able to fully evaluate and articulate the impact of their work on pupils’ development and outcomes.

St John Boste Catholic Primary School Parent Reviews



unlock % Parents Recommend This School
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>76, "agree"=>22, "disagree"=>2, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 41 responses up to 20-02-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>78, "agree"=>17, "disagree"=>2, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>2} UNLOCK Figures based on 41 responses up to 20-02-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>59, "agree"=>37, "disagree"=>2, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>2} UNLOCK Figures based on 41 responses up to 20-02-2024
My Child Has Not Been Bullied Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"my_child_has_not_been_bullied"=>80, "strongly_agree"=>12, "agree"=>7, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 41 responses up to 20-02-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>51, "agree"=>37, "disagree"=>10, "strongly_disagree"=>2, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 41 responses up to 20-02-2024
I Have Not Raised Any Concerns Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"i_have_not_raised_any_concerns"=>20, "strongly_agree"=>44, "agree"=>20, "disagree"=>17, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 41 responses up to 20-02-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>100, "agree"=>0, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 10 responses up to 20-02-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>49, "agree"=>41, "disagree"=>2, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>7} UNLOCK Figures based on 41 responses up to 20-02-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>56, "agree"=>39, "disagree"=>2, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>2} UNLOCK Figures based on 41 responses up to 20-02-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>44, "agree"=>46, "disagree"=>5, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>5} UNLOCK Figures based on 41 responses up to 20-02-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>54, "agree"=>37, "disagree"=>2, "strongly_disagree"=>2, "dont_know"=>5} UNLOCK Figures based on 41 responses up to 20-02-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>71, "agree"=>24, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>5} UNLOCK Figures based on 41 responses up to 20-02-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>56, "agree"=>34, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>2, "dont_know"=>7} UNLOCK Figures based on 41 responses up to 20-02-2024
Yes No {"yes"=>93, "no"=>7} UNLOCK Figures based on 41 responses up to 20-02-2024

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