Thornsett Primary School (High Peak Federation)
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
85
AGES
4 - 11
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Community 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 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.

How Does The School Perform?

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NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(7/3/17)
Full Report - All Reports
13%
NATIONAL AVG. 65%
% pupils meeting the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics



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Progress Compared With All Other Schools

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Aspenshaw Road
Birch Vale
High Peak
SK22 1AT
01663744391

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. You have provided strong and steady leadership for the school. The school’s aims of ‘Achievement Creativity Enjoyment’ are lived out throughout the school by both pupils and staff. Pupils enjoy school. They are happy and they value the support that teachers provide. Teachers work hard for each pupil. They know the individual pupils well and consider their needs sensitively. Parents are rightly proud of the school and praise your leadership and the staff for making the school a ‘fantastic place’ for children to learn. You have acted upon the areas for improvement since the last inspection and made improvements to the quality of teaching, especially in mathematics which is now a strong feature of the school. The previous inspection identified the level of challenge in lessons and the effectiveness of subject leadership as key weaknesses. Teachers plan enjoyable and engaging learning opportunities for pupils by increasing the level of challenge. Pupils enjoy learning and work well with each other. Teachers are becoming more sophisticated in their support of the mixed-age classes; they provide more support for the least able pupils and are developing more opportunities to move the most able pupils on quickly in their learning. Your new role as executive headteacher of a nearby school has strengthened subject leadership, as teachers have benefited from more opportunities to share good practice and improve their subject knowledge.

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