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

Primary
PUPILS
113
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
(22/3/22)
Full Report - All Reports
68%
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

Mossy Lea Road
Wrightington
Wigan
WN6 9RE
01257423092

School Description

Pupils enjoy attending the nurturing environment that staff and leaders have created at St Joseph’s Primary School. Pupils are friendly and get along well together. Year 6 buddies enjoy looking after their younger peers in the Reception class. Pupils told inspectors that they feel happy and safe in school. They said that name-calling and bullying are rare. Should these issues arise, staff deal with them quickly. Leaders want pupils to follow the school motto of ‘live life to the full’. To this end, leaders provide pupils with many different opportunities to widen their experiences. Pupils can choose from an extensive range of after-school activities, including sports, singing and computing. Older pupils recently learned how to perform CPR and operate a defibrillator. They also benefit from going on different trips and visits. Pupils spoke with enthusiasm about their trip to London, to the zoo and to a residential activity centre. Teachers have high expectations of pupils’ behaviour and achievements. Pupils’ behaviour is positive. Parents and carers, staff and governors share this view. Pupils work hard in class to achieve their goals. They achieve well in a range of subjects. Pupils are motivated by the different rewards on offer, including the star of the week certificates.

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School Parent Reviews



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Strongly Agree 67% Agree 28% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 6% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>67, "agree"=>28, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>6, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 36 responses up to 23-03-2022
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