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

Primary
PUPILS
211
AGES
5 - 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
(12/9/18)
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 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

Dorset Road
Somerford
Christchurch
BH23 3DA
01202485976

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. You are dedicated to improving outcomes for pupils and work effectively with other like-minded leaders to achieve this. In particular, your strong partnership with the deputy headteacher and governors ensures that you remain focused on the right priorities to keep improving the school. You have wisely identified that there is a need to improve the contribution of subject leaders, which you are already addressing. Governors have an accurate understanding of the school’s strengths and weaknesses. Their monitoring is accurate and closely aligned to the key improvement priorities. This ensures that you are both supported and challenged in equal measure through ongoing and meaningful dialogue. You ensure that the quality of education is good. This prepares pupils well, especially in their readiness for secondary school. In fact, you and your team have secured particularly strong key stage 2 outcomes for pupils by the time they leave St Joseph’s. For example, in 2017, progress measures in mathematics were in the top 5% of schools. Current information suggests that pupils are continuing to make the same strong progress. Your systems and processes in holding teachers to account include challenging progress meetings and checks. These identify pupils who are at risk of falling behind. You take steps to intervene and work closely with others, including parents, to help get pupils back on track. However, pupils’ achievement in reading, writing and mathematics at the end of key stage 1 is variable and is therefore a priority for the school.

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School Parent Reviews



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Strongly Agree 81% Agree 16% Disagree 3% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>81, "agree"=>16, "disagree"=>3, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 32 responses up to 14-09-2018
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Figures based on 32 responses up to 14-09-2018

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Figures based on 32 responses up to 14-09-2018

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Figures based on 32 responses up to 14-09-2018

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Figures based on 32 responses up to 14-09-2018

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Figures based on 32 responses up to 14-09-2018

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Figures based on 32 responses up to 14-09-2018

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Figures based on 32 responses up to 14-09-2018

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Figures based on 32 responses up to 14-09-2018

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Figures based on 32 responses up to 14-09-2018

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Figures based on 32 responses up to 14-09-2018

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Figures based on 32 responses up to 14-09-2018

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