Walford Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

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Walford
Ross-on-Wye
HR9 5SA
01989562209
Pupils
199
Ages
5 - 11
Gender
Mixed
Type
Community school
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(27/6/17)
Full Report - All Reports
84%
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. You, other leaders and governors have worked with dynamism, determination and commitment to make sure that the school has continued to move forwards and to build on its many strengths and successes. As a result, the quality of teaching and learning has been further strengthened and outcomes for pupils have improved, especially in the early years and key stage 1. For the past two years, the school’s results at the end of the Reception Year, in the phonics screening check and in the national assessments for seven-year-olds, have been well above those seen nationally. Taken overall, outcomes at the end of key stage 2 have also remained above average. Your current assessments show that this is set to continue. Walford is a warm, open and friendly place. Parents who spoke to me at the start of the day and those who commented online were unanimous in saying that their children are happy and enjoy school, so much so that they want to come on Saturdays too. They say that this is because you and the staff know each and every child very well. ‘They know what makes them tick,’ said one. Another parent accurately summed up your approach, saying, ‘All things, not just academic achievement, are valued and given time – music, dance, sports, hobbies and talents. My child has received a fantastic, all-round primary education.’ Parents also said that they feel welcome in school and that they can raise matters with you or other staff members at any time.

Walford Primary School Catchment Area Map

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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

01432 260926 (primary) 01432 260925 (secondary)

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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