The Oval School
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Whittington Oval
Yardley
Birmingham
B33 8JG
01214643248
Pupils
646
Ages
3 - 11
Gender
Mixed
Type
Academy converter
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(5/6/19)
Full Report - All Reports
73%
NATIONAL AVG. 65%
% pupils meeting the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics
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The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. On your appointment, you quickly and accurately identified some key issues in the school. Working alongside advisers from the multi-academy trust (MAT), you have successfully implemented a range of school improvement strategies to address these issues. You embrace the support from the trust and this has contributed to you becoming highly effective in your roles. As a result, there have been some significant improvements in the school in a short amount of time. Your drive and determination to ensure that every pupil receives a high-quality education is shared by all staff. Staff appreciate the training they receive to improve their practice, but also value the support you provide. All staff are proud to work at the school. Equally, pupils are proud to be members of the school. They behave well and show a high level of respect to one another and all adults. There is a real sense of community across the school. Since the last inspection, you have redesigned the curriculum to ensure that pupils learn about a wide range of subjects. Pupils show great enthusiasm for learning. They are eager to contribute in lessons and show high levels of interest in the different subjects they learn about. Teachers ensure that pupils’ knowledge and skills in different subjects are built upon from one year to the next. Throughout all subjects, teachers provide pupils with opportunities to explain and develop their learning using their literacy and numeracy skills.

The Oval 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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