The Minster CofE Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
205
AGES
4 - 11
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Voluntary controlled 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
(18/9/18)
Full Report - All Reports
73%
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

Emwell Street
Warminster
BA12 8JA
01985213265

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. Over time, pupils achieve well at the end of each key stage. Their attainment is broadly in line with, and often above, that of pupils nationally. You have successfully addressed the recommendations of the last inspection. As a result, pupils’ achievement in the Year 1 phonics screening check is consistently strong. Good teaching in all year groups ensures that the majority of current pupils make strong progress and achieve well. You work tirelessly and with the utmost dedication in order to drive school improvement and provide stability for pupils. You took on a considerable teaching commitment when your previous Year 6 teacher left during the last academic year. This helped you to minimise the disruption to pupils’ learning until you could recruit another teacher. You delegate responsibilities so that there is a shared accountability for leadership. For example, you have provided guidance to help the special educational needs coordinator to fulfil his role. Staff value your leadership and say that they feel respected and well supported. A member of staff commented, ‘This is the happiest, most well-led team I’ve worked in and I believe that filters through to the children.’ You and other leaders, and governors, routinely evaluate your work. This enables you to identify appropriate targets for improvement. For instance, your plans accurately identify the need to improve the academic progress of disadvantaged pupils and pupils who have special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities. You also have plans in place to improve pupils’ fluency in mathematics. Governors ask searching questions and undertake visits to assure themselves that your actions are making a difference. Pastoral provision at the school is a particular strength, because you know pupils and their families well. This helps you to recognise when they require additional support. You make effective use of the parent support adviser, which enables you to point families to appropriate sources of help. You also deploy an intervention teacher to support pupils who need to catch up. As a result of the additional help that you provide, pupils are gaining the confidence to tackle their learning more effectively. Parents and carers are overwhelmingly positive about your leadership. Typical comments include, ‘The headteacher knows every child and really makes time to interact with everyone.’ One parent stated, ‘It is obvious from the headteacher’s efforts that she cares deeply about the school and its pupils.’ Pupils are happy, welcoming and sociable. They know what is expected of them and consequently their behaviour is exemplary. Adults form strong, mutually respectful partnerships with pupils. This means that pupils feel well cared for. Pupils are enthusiastic to learn. As a result, they listen carefully to instructions and tackle work with enthusiasm. Safeguarding is effective. There is a clear culture of safeguarding across the school. You routinely provide staff with updates to training. This ensures that they understand their responsibilities for keeping pupils safe. Staff can explain what to do if they have concerns. You maintain detailed records of all safeguarding referrals and follow up your actions to check that they are having an impact. You can describe how to refer serious concerns to external agencies. You carry out thorough checks to ensure that adults are safe to work with children and carefully record details on the school’s single central record. The vast majority of pupils attend school regularly. As a result, pupils are wellplaced to take advantage of all that the school has to offer. You work closely with families to follow up the reasons for absence and share the importance of regular attendance. However, despite your actions, a few pupils have below-average attendance. Staff are well trained to meet pupils’ medical needs and administer first aid. There are well understood procedures to follow in the event of an emergency. You provide internet safety workshops for pupils and parents. Pupils can describe how to stay safe online and know that it is important not to share personal information. Pupils feel safe in school and say that behaviour is good. Inspection findings Firstly, I wanted to find out how effectively teaching in key stage 1 supports pupils to make strong progress, particularly in reading and mathematics. This is because fewer pupils achieve well in reading at the end of key stage 1 compared to their high attainment in the Year 1 phonics screening check. Also, last year the proportion of pupils who attained high standards in mathematics declined to a position well below the national average. Pupils enjoy reading and you provide opportunities for them to read regularly. You are improving teaching through the development of focused questions to deepen pupils’ comprehension. Pupils read fluently and confidently and have a good vocabulary. This helps them to explain the reasons for events. For example, a pupil commented, ‘The king is standing on a box because he wants to get higher.’ Another pupil explained, ‘The characters are able to get into the hamster cage because they shrink.’ Reviews of pupils’ learning in mathematics show that teachers provide regular opportunities for pupils to practise and develop their number skills. This helps them to calculate accurately. Approximately three quarters of current pupils in key stage 1 make strong progress in all subjects in relation to their starting points. As a result, they achieve well. However, at times, teachers do not provide work that is sufficiently challenging. This hinders pupils from moving on in their learning. Next, I wanted to investigate how well leaders are improving teaching so that disadvantaged pupils and pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities make strong academic progress. This is because, over time, few of these pupils achieve well. You work closely with the special educational needs coordinator to monitor teaching and evaluate provision. This helps you to identify pupils’ specific needs and provide targeted support. For example, you have recruited a parent support adviser to provide guidance to families. You also provide play therapy and ‘time out’ spaces. This helps you to defuse any potential conflicts and promotes positive engagement in pupils’ learning. You deploy additional adults effectively to provide extra teaching support. Adults explain tasks and model learning carefully, so that pupils understand what to do. This is improving pupils’ selfesteem, confidence and attitudes to learning. The case studies we discussed provide striking examples to illustrate how effectively your actions are improving attendance and accelerating pupils’ progress. Although pastoral support proves to be valuable for helping pupils to learn, it is not yet having a demonstrable impact on pupils’ academic progress. Most pupils’ attainment is below average and this is often due to the nature of their complex needs. Finally, I wanted to find out how you are improving the teaching of mathematics across key stage 2, following a decline in pupils’ outcomes in Year 6 last year. You have identified the need to improve pupils’ fluency in mathematics. As a result, you have recently implemented a daily ‘maths MOT’. This is providing opportunities for pupils to practise, consolidate and apply their knowledge of number facts. As a result, pupils are developing the ability to explain their understanding and solve problems. Your latest assessment information and pupils’ work confirm that most current pupils make strong progress in mathematics. Consequently, approximately three quarters of pupils in key stage 2 are working at standards appropriate for their age. One quarter of pupils are working at higher standards. However, our reviews of pupils’ learning revealed that work sometimes does not challenge pupils sufficiently well. This hinders pupils from achieving what they are capable of. A few pupils confirm that work is sometimes too easy.

The Minster CofE Primary School Parent Reviews



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Strongly Agree 90% Agree 10% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>90, "agree"=>10, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 31 responses up to 18-09-2018
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Figures based on 31 responses up to 18-09-2018

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Figures based on 31 responses up to 18-09-2018

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Figures based on 31 responses up to 18-09-2018

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Figures based on 31 responses up to 18-09-2018

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