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

Primary
PUPILS
235
AGES
3 - 11
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Community 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
(25/6/19)
Full Report - All Reports
74%
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

St Mark's Road
Mitcham
CR4 2LF
02086482339

School Description

The leadership team has maintained a good quality of education since the previous inspection. Leaders pride themselves on developing positive relationships with families and ensuring each child has a range of opportunities open to them. Pupils enjoy what is on offer at the school. They engage well in learning and appreciate the curriculum available to them. You and your team make every decision with your pupils’ well-being at the centre. Leaders have created a warm and nurturing environment, which provides a safe haven for learning. As a result, pupils are well focused during lessons and respond well to adults within school. The responses from staff to Ofsted’s survey were positive. Your investment in training and development is valued by staff. Leaders, including governors, know the school well. Self-evaluation is accurate and based on a range of evidence. It is used to effectively to inform training for staff. Governors are actively involved in reviewing the quality of education, and work effectively with school leaders. Safeguarding is effective. Leaders promote a culture of safeguarding that protects all members of the school community. Staff are vigilant and report issues swiftly, should they arise. Leaders conscientiously engage with a range of external services to provide support for families where needed. The staff receive regular and relevant training to make sure they understand their role in keeping pupils safe. Safeguarding training is incorporated into inductions for new staff, volunteers and governors. Leaders have made sure that all procedures and policies are fit for purpose. All concerns are followed through thoroughly. Pupils are well supported, and know who to go to if they need guidance. There are a range of systems in place for children to raise concerns. This includes a ‘worry box’ in classrooms, and some pupils are trained as ‘well-being leaders’. Important topical issues are discussed in assemblies to educate pupils on how to keep themselves safe. Inspection findings The first key line of enquiry was to review how well leaders ensure that all pupils are appropriately challenged in their learning. This was linked to a recommendation from the previous inspection report. There is a strong focus on vocabulary development that provides a basis for discussions and an understanding of how to learn new words. Pupils are provided with a range of opportunities to apply their new vocabulary in meaningful contexts. There is an appropriate emphasis on developing speaking and listening skills. Pupils are encouraged to apply and share their learning through well-planned collaborative tasks. For example, pupils were asked to work in groups to identify a range of examples of figurative language and explain the reasons for their choices. There are examples of some effective questioning to extend pupils’ ideas and enable them to deepen their understanding, but this is not routinely practised. Some pupils are less challenged, as some opportunities to extend learning are lost. Pupils are typically well engaged in their learning. However, in some cases teachers do not always make full use of the assessment of pupils to inform their teaching. As a result, pupils are not routinely stretched to their full capacity. Our second key line of enquiry was regarding the support for pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities, especially in key stage 2. Leaders have analysed the needs of individual pupils carefully. Interventions to provide additional support are well targeted. Leaders have developed bespoke curriculum opportunities to meet pupils’ needs within a small group setting. The curriculum incorporates a clear focus on preparing pupils for the next stage of their education, and for adult life. This process helps to address pupils’ specific learning needs and helps to raise pupil’s self-esteem and confidence. Leaders review the impact of interventions effectively. However, further work is required to ensure that pupils’ specific learning needs are addressed in a wholeclass setting.

St Mark's Primary School Parent Reviews



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Strongly Agree 41% Agree 41% Disagree 9% Strongly Disagree 9% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>41, "agree"=>41, "disagree"=>9, "strongly_disagree"=>9, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 22 responses up to 25-06-2019
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Figures based on 22 responses up to 25-06-2019

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Figures based on 22 responses up to 25-06-2019

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Figures based on 22 responses up to 25-06-2019

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Figures based on 22 responses up to 25-06-2019

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Figures based on 22 responses up to 25-06-2019

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Figures based on 22 responses up to 25-06-2019

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Figures based on 22 responses up to 25-06-2019

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Figures based on 22 responses up to 25-06-2019

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Figures based on 22 responses up to 25-06-2019

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Figures based on 22 responses up to 25-06-2019

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