St Thomas Cantilupe CofE Academy
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
195
AGES
2 - 11
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Academy sponsor led
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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
01432 260926 (primary) 01432 260925 (secondary)

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
(25/5/21)
Full Report - All Reports
61%
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

Coningsby Street
Hereford
HR1 2DY
01432268400

School Description

Pupils feel safe and happy at St Thomas Cantilupe Church of England Academy. A strong sense of community fills the school. Staff are proud to work here. One staff member commented, ‘There is a real feeling of team here.’ Other staff echo this. Pupils’ behaviour is good. Pupils play well together at social times and concentrate during lessons. Pupils told us bullying hardly ever happens. Adults quickly resolve the rare fallings out. Pupils respect people’s differences. Over the past two years the school has improved significantly. All staff have high expectations of pupils and expect them to work hard. Pupils respond well to the challenge. Pupils are keen to learn. Subjects are planned and taught well. However, some gaps in pupils’ knowledge remain in the foundation subjects, especially for the older pupils. Leaders know this and are working to fill these. Pupils speak positively about the wide-ranging enrichment opportunities they had before COVID-19 (coronavirus). Parents and carers are overwhelmingly positive about the changes that have taken place. A typical comment sums up the views of many: ‘The school has changed dramatically for the better under the new leadership. The expectations are so much higher now.’ What does the school do well and what does it need to do better? Leaders and staff have worked incredibly hard and successfully to improve the school since the previous inspection. The initial focus on developing English, mathematics and phonics has paid off. Staff are exceedingly well trained in these subjects. They know the right questions to ask pupils to check what they know and remember. If pupils need additional help, this is given quickly to ensure that they do not fall behind. The curriculum is very well planned. The order in which lessons are taught develops in a sensible way. Pupils are not overloaded with information and are given time to practice what they have learned. Leaders know that there are gaps in pupils’ knowledge due to a historic legacy of weak teaching. The curriculum supports teachers to revisit learning to ensure that gaps are addressed. This is beginning to help pupils catch up, but it is taking longer in the foundation subjects. Children learn to read as soon as they are ready. Phonics teaching starts in Nursery and prepares them well for starting Reception. Teachers follow a well-planned sequence of lessons that allows pupils to learn new sounds quickly and securely. The learning environment is designed to immerse children in language. Activities are designed to help children practice the skills of early reading. This teaching continued during the recent lockdowns. Teachers worked well to engage parents in their child’s learning. Any child falling behind in phonics gets extra help, including one-to-one Inspection report: St Thomas Cantilupe C of E Academy 25 to 26 May 2021 2 daily support. Consequently, most pupils in Reception and Year 1 are reading at the standard expected for their age. Staff read to the older pupils regularly. They introduce pupils to both classic stories and books they have not come across before. This helps promote a love of reading and helps to widen their vocabulary. Pupils speak with enthusiasm about the books they enjoy reading. Teachers know their pupils well. Staff set high expectations and develop pupils’ resilience. If pupils find something hard, they are given additional help if they need it. This includes pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). Teachers support pupils with SEND to be successful. Pupils are given carefully considered resources to allow them to work alongside their peers. Lessons are adapted to ensure that these pupils achieve well. The special educational needs coordinator (SENCo) knows the pupils well. Checks are made to ensure work is closely matched to what pupils can do. Leaders have a relentless focus on developing children’s language. In early years, it is a hive of activity. Children are immersed in language. Teachers model speaking in full sentences. This is also seen in mathematics across the school. Pupils answer questions using full sentences to explain their answers. This approach is creating confident pupils who relish talking to their peers and adults. Curriculum plans show how the school is making useful links with their local community. For example, a professor from a local university visited pupils in Years 5 and 6 to talk about biomes. Although some links have been paused due to COVID19, the school is working hard to restart activities.

St Thomas Cantilupe CofE Academy Parent Reviews



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Strongly Agree 34% Agree 35% Disagree 15% Strongly Disagree 16% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>34, "agree"=>35, "disagree"=>15, "strongly_disagree"=>16, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 80 responses up to 06-06-2019
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