Wakefield St Johns Church of England Voluntary Aided Junior and Infant School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
212
AGES
4 - 11
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Voluntary aided 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
(14/2/18)
Full Report - All Reports
55%
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

Belgravia Road
Wakefield
WF1 3JP
01924369136

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. The last inspection took place soon after your appointment to the headship of the school. The rapid impact you were already having on maintaining and building on the strong ethos which pervades the school, motivating staff and providing more opportunities for pupils to make better progress, was recognised then. Since that time, there have been changes to staffing, including middle leadership and governance. You have drawn sensibly on external support and steered the school with commitment and determination through changing times. You have recognised leadership potential in staff and developed a new team of leaders successfully. A very large majority of parents and carers who complete surveys for the school, and of those who responded to Ofsted’s online questionnaire, Parent View, agree that the school is well led and managed. They also agree that their children are happy at the school. The last inspection highlighted strengths in pupils’ outcomes and the quality of teaching. Pupils’ behaviour and personal development, and their attitudes to learning, were also singled out as good. All these aspects of the school’s work remain strong. The early years provision was also deemed to be effective. This is still the case. Pupils say how much they enjoy coming to school. They talk enthusiastically about the many opportunities they have to play a part in the life of the school. For example, they attach importance to helping out with assemblies and the after-school clubs, and enjoy fundraising for local and national charities. Pupils develop a strong understanding of the importance of British values. Links with schools overseas, and the many visitors to the school from different cultural and faith backgrounds, encourage pupils’ appreciation of the importance of respect and tolerance, and their insight into global issues such as democracy and equality of opportunity. The goodquality scientific, sporting and musical experiences on offer, and regular opportunities to take part in school concerts, continue to promote, very well, pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Most pupils apply themselves well to their learning, and a strong work ethic is tangible. You and other leaders know your school well. You have an accurate understanding of what is working well and why. Leaders have high expectations. As a result, most pupils continue to make good progress, including those who have special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities, and those from disadvantaged backgrounds. Mathematics outcomes are a strength of the school. Outcomes in writing are rapidly rising and pupils’ reading skills are developing well. At the previous inspection, leaders were challenged to improve teaching even further, and to develop the roles of the middle leaders in checking the effectiveness of teaching on pupils’ learning. Since then, you have taken advantage of the good practice in the local ‘Outwood Together’ group of schools, schools within the Anglican Diocese of Leeds, and of expertise within the local authority to provide effective professional development opportunities for all staff. As a consequence, teaching in the school is now routinely good or better. Comprehensive arrangements are in place to check the quality of teaching, learning and assessment. Middle leaders now play their part in visiting lessons and sampling pupils’ work. You and other leaders, however, recognise that the school can be even better. You have carefully selected the main priorities aimed at improving the school further. You rightly identify that some of the most able pupils could be making even more progress across key stage 2, particularly in writing. Visits to lessons and work in pupils’ books suggest that you and your staff are succeeding in raising levels of challenge for these pupils. You are also resolved to improve further pupils’ reading skills across the school, so that they can better make inferences from texts and feel more confident in interpreting particular events and actions. Given recent changes in staffing, you also recognise the need to develop fully the roles of all subject coordinators, so that they can assist senior and middle leaders in checking the effectiveness of the teaching of all subjects across the curriculum. Since the last inspection, governors have restructured their committees and recruited new members to increase the expertise they bring to their roles. Governors question leaders about the school’s strengths and drive areas that require further improvement. Governors are ambitious for the school’s continued development.

Wakefield St Johns Church of England Voluntary Aided Junior and Infant School Parent Reviews



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Strongly Agree 68% Agree 27% Disagree 5% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>68, "agree"=>27, "disagree"=>5, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 41 responses up to 26-03-2019
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