The Mary Bassett Lower School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

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School Guide Rating
Not Rated


Bassett Road
Leighton Buzzard
LU7 1AR
01525373017
Pupils
384
Ages
2 - 9
Gender
Mixed
Type
Community school
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(22/11/17)
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The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. Since you took up post in February 2016, you have made a determined effort to iron out inconsistencies in provision. You have built an effective leadership team. You, other school leaders and your governing body have established good systems for checking the quality of provision. This means that your priorities are the right ones. Your work to improve attainment, especially at the end of Year 4, is beginning to bear fruit and pupils’ progress is improving more quickly in the current year than in the past. Where needed, you have taken difficult decisions to improve provision. The strategic redeployment of staff in the current year is one of the main reasons why progress has picked up so much, especially in the early years. Consequently, the foundations required to move the school forward are now firmly in place and the capacity for further improvement is clear to see. Staff work together well to support the diverse community you serve. Your work to nurture pupils’ personal development is commendable and is greatly appreciated by parents. Adults are quick to identify pupils’ emotional and health needs and they take the right steps to seek additional help where it would be beneficial.

The Mary Bassett Lower School Catchment Area Map

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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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