Thingwall Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

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Pensby Road
Thingwall
Wirral
CH61 7UG
01516484885
Pupils
205
Ages
4 - 11
Gender
Mixed
Type
Community school
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(8/6/21)
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70%
NATIONAL AVG. 65%
% pupils meeting the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics
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Pupils enjoy coming to school and rarely miss a day. They eagerly take part in the enjoyable activities and the trips that their teachers plan for them. Pupils told us that these activities help them to remember interesting facts, such as how Thingwall was an important Viking settlement in the past. Some pupils struggle to read. Leaders do not provide these pupils with the support that they need to catch up. Consequently, some pupils are not able to access the rich curriculum that leaders provide. Not all teachers have high enough expectations of what pupils are capable of achieving. They do not consider the needs of pupils well when planning what pupils need to learn next. Pupils feel safe. Staff encourage pupils to share any worries that they might have. Pupils receive effective pastoral support. Pupils, and parents and carers value this support. They said that staff are kind and caring. Leaders deal with bullying promptly. They help pupils to resolve problems with others. Most pupils behave well as they move around the school. However, some pupils do not behave consistently well in lessons. At times, this disrupts the learning of others. Some pupils do not behave as well as they should in the playground. Some staff accept boisterous behaviour.

Thingwall Primary 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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