St Thomas' Leesfield CofE Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
201
AGES
4 - 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, 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?

Good
NATIONAL AVG. 2.09
Ofsted Inspection
(08/02/2023)
Full Report - All Reports
78%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
% 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 9% of schools in England) Below Average (About 9% of schools in England) Average (About 67% of schools in England) Above Average (About 6% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 9% of schools in England) UNLOCK Well Below Average (About 10% of schools in England) Below Average (About 9% of schools in England) Average (About 67% of schools in England) Above Average (About 6% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 8% of schools in England) UNLOCK Well Below Average (About 10% of schools in England) Below Average (About 11% of schools in England) Average (About 59% of schools in England) Above Average (About 11% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 9% of schools in England)
Thomas Street
Lees
Oldham
OL4 5AT
01617707400

School Description

Pupils in this welcoming school feel well cared for and happy. They said that their teachers are kind and help them to do their best. Pupils’ positive relationships with their teachers help them to feel safe. If bullying happens, leaders deal with it swiftly and effectively. Leaders have set high standards for how pupils, and children in the early years, should behave. Leaders call these their ‘always expectations’. Every pupil has an ‘always badge’ that they wear when they are meeting these high standards. Pupils wear these badges with pride. Pupils have positive attitudes to their learning. This helps them to meet leaders’ high academic expectations. Pupils enjoy celebrating their achievements through the weekly assemblies, which their parents and carers are invited to. Leaders and staff motivate pupils to keep trying their best. Pupils are prepared well for the next stage of their education. Leaders have thought carefully about how to help pupils develop the skills that they need to be successful outside of school. For example, leaders have created the Leesfield life skills programme which challenges pupils to master a range of age-appropriate skills each year. Pupils spoke enthusiastically about rising to these challenges.

St Thomas' Leesfield CofE Primary School Parent Reviews



unlock % Parents Recommend This School
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>88, "agree"=>0, "disagree"=>6, "strongly_disagree"=>6, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 16 responses up to 08-02-2023
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>88, "agree"=>6, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>6, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 16 responses up to 08-02-2023
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>69, "agree"=>25, "disagree"=>6, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 16 responses up to 08-02-2023
My Child Has Not Been Bullied Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"my_child_has_not_been_bullied"=>81, "strongly_agree"=>0, "agree"=>6, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>13, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 16 responses up to 08-02-2023
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>94, "agree"=>6, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 16 responses up to 08-02-2023
I Have Not Raised Any Concerns Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"i_have_not_raised_any_concerns"=>38, "strongly_agree"=>38, "agree"=>19, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>6, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 16 responses up to 08-02-2023
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>60, "agree"=>20, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>20, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 10 responses up to 08-02-2023
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>75, "agree"=>19, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>6, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 16 responses up to 08-02-2023
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>75, "agree"=>13, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>6, "dont_know"=>6} UNLOCK Figures based on 16 responses up to 08-02-2023
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>69, "agree"=>25, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>6, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 16 responses up to 08-02-2023
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>75, "agree"=>25, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 16 responses up to 08-02-2023
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>88, "agree"=>6, "disagree"=>6, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 16 responses up to 08-02-2023
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>75, "agree"=>13, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>6, "dont_know"=>6} UNLOCK Figures based on 16 responses up to 08-02-2023
Yes No {"yes"=>94, "no"=>6} UNLOCK Figures based on 16 responses up to 08-02-2023

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