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

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Polhill Avenue
Bedford
MK41 9DQ
01234401900
Pupils
403
Ages
5 - 11
Gender
Mixed
Type
Academy converter
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(10/12/19)
Full Report - All Reports
68%
NATIONAL AVG. 65%
% pupils meeting the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics
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Pupils at St John Rigby Catholic School are confident, happy and polite. The school’s core values teach pupils to be caring and considerate individuals. Pupils believe that everyone should be equal and yet unique. Pupils behave well in and out of lessons. Parents who responded to Ofsted’s Parent View agree that their children are safe and most say that pupils behave well. Pupils say that bullying is rare. They say staff will resolve any concerns fairly and quickly. Pupils give examples of where this has happened. Pupils enjoy positive relationships with staff. Pupils participate well in class discussions and work productively with their peers. In some lessons, teachers model effective ways for pupils to check their own progress in their learning. Teachers provide a range of resources to help pupils become independent learners. As a result, some pupils learn to be reflective about their own learning and can talk about what helps them to learn best. However, the leaders’ curriculum is not yet ambitious enough to ensure that all pupils achieve as well as they should. Some parents and carers are concerned that leaders’ expectations are not high enough for their children.

St John Rigby Catholic Primary School Catchment Area Map

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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 areas from which pupils are admitted to a school can change from year to year to reflect the number of siblings and pupils admitted under high priority admissions criteria.

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.

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