The National Church of England Junior School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

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PUPILS
382
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7 - 11
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Mixed
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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
(22/2/22)
Full Report - All Reports
54%
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

Castlegate
Grantham
NG31 6SR
01476563895

School Description

Pupils like being at school. They work and play happily with each other. One pupil told inspectors, ‘Everybody is welcome and accepted here’. Pupils know that the staff care for them. Leaders prioritise pupils’ mental health and well-being. Pupils say that they feel safe. The school’s core Christian values are a central part of this inclusive school. Most pupils have positive attitudes towards their work and each other. They have a clear understanding of equality and diversity. Pupils are motivated and enjoy contributing to the life of the school. They are proud to be eco-councillors and mini-police officers. Pupils generally behave well. They act mostly in a calm and orderly manner. However, pupils are sometimes disruptive when some staff’s expectations of their behaviour are not high enough. Pupils told us that sometimes it is hard to concentrate in class because of disruptive behaviour. Leaders have not ensured that they have made it clear what they want pupils to learn and when in different subjects. They have not made sure that pupils have a secure understanding of different faiths and British values. Some parents and carers would like more support for pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). Other parents say that the school does not offer enough extra-curricular clubs.

The National Church of England Junior School Parent Reviews



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Strongly Agree 37% Agree 48% Disagree 12% Strongly Disagree 4% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>37, "agree"=>48, "disagree"=>12, "strongly_disagree"=>4, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 52 responses up to 22-04-2022
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