The Lakes School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
Post 16
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Troutbeck Bridge
Windermere
LA23 1HW
01539440810
Pupils
461
Ages
11 - 18
Gender
Mixed
Type
Community school
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(19/11/19)
Full Report - All Reports
61%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths
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Leaders and teachers make The Lakes School a welcoming and happy place to be. Pupils feel safe. Pupils sometimes misbehave but teachers deal with this well. The rare cases of bullying are quickly sorted. Pupils work hard for their teachers. They help each other to do their best. Most pupils produce work that is of a high standard. However, some pupils do not take as much care with their work. When this happens, pupils sometimes have difficulty using their books to help them remember what they have learned. Leaders have high expectations of pupils’ achievement and behaviour. Teachers help pupils to build on what they already know as they move to new learning. Occasionally, some teachers spend too much time on previous learning. When this happens, pupils do not learn enough new knowledge. Pupils enjoy the many different sporting clubs available. There are lots of opportunities for them to explore their local area. Pupils are encouraged to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh award. Many are particularly enjoying the opportunity to participate in a local archaeological dig. They are finding out about the life of children who spent time here after being freed from concentration camps during the Second World War.

The Lakes School Catchment Area Map

This pupil heat map shows where pupils currently attending the school live.

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National School Census Data 2020
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The concentration of pupils shows likelihood of admission based on distance criteria

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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 areas from which pupils are admitted to a school can change from year to year to reflect the number of siblings and pupils admitted under high priority admissions criteria.

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.

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