Walton-le-Dale Community Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
438
AGES
3 - 11
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Community school
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The concentration of pupils shows likelihood of admission based on distance criteria

Source: All attending pupils National School Census Data, 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?

Good
NATIONAL AVG. 2.09
Ofsted Inspection
(31/10/2018)
Full Report - All Reports
65%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
% 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 9% of schools in England) Below Average (About 9% of schools in England) Average (About 67% of schools in England) Above Average (About 6% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 9% of schools in England) UNLOCK Well Below Average (About 10% of schools in England) Below Average (About 9% of schools in England) Average (About 67% of schools in England) Above Average (About 6% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 8% of schools in England) UNLOCK Well Below Average (About 10% of schools in England) Below Average (About 11% of schools in England) Average (About 59% of schools in England) Above Average (About 11% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 9% of schools in England)
Severn Drive
Walton-le-Dale
Preston
PR5 4TD
01772335065

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. Since the previous inspection, you have used your considerable knowledge and clarity of purpose to bring about a range of improvements to the quality of education in the school. You have established a strong and effective senior leadership team who share your ambition and drive. You have overseen renovations to the premises that ensure that your pupils benefit from a well-maintained and welcoming environment. Pupils’ work is displayed attractively, which helps to make them feel proud of their achievements. You have also considered your pupils’ emotional well-being by the appointment of an emotional literacy support assistant. You have successfully addressed the areas for improvement that featured in the last inspection report. You have introduced a range of strategies that have ensured that the quality of teaching is now much stronger. These include a more structured approach to writing, which involves the use of high-quality reading texts. Teachers now enable pupils to develop greater variety in the structure of their sentences, with greater accuracy in spelling and grammar. Teachers also help pupils to develop a more sophisticated writing style, which was evident in examples of pupils’ work which I analysed during my visit. Evidence from pupils’ books also shows that teachers now provide pupils with more opportunities to apply their writing skills in other subjects. For example, in geography in key stage 2 pupils write in detail about the features of contrasting environments, such as rainforests and deserts. Teachers now have higher expectations of the most able pupils in writing and provide them with suitably challenging work. In Year 6, for instance, most-able pupils write in an engaging style and with sophisticated structures. An example of this is: ‘The mythical beast was about to make its arrival.’ More pupils in this group now achieve greater depth by the time they leave Year 6. However, the proportion of pupils who reach this standard is still not as high as it could be. You now have a refined assessment and tracking system, which you have developed since the last inspection. It is highly detailed and enables you to track the progress of groups of pupils. You also ensure that there are now regular meetings to evaluate pupils’ progress. These meetings offer the opportunity for leaders and staff to identify pupils who need extra support to improve or enhance their progress. These actions have contributed effectively to the considerably improved picture of teaching and learning in the school. You and your leadership team have an honest and very accurate understanding of the quality of education in the school. You have devised detailed plans for improvement. These include suitable actions and the resources required to carry out those actions. However, you have not focused sufficiently on the intended impact of your actions on pupils’ achievement. You develop the spiritual, moral, social and cultural aspects of your pupils’ education effectively. You have, for example, expanded the range of school clubs. Pupils enjoy taking part in sporting activities that now include rugby, netball and golf. You also make effective use of your personal skills in music to run a highly popular school choir, which regularly performs at public events. Parents who spoke to me or responded to Parent View, Ofsted’s online survey, were very positive about the school. They said that their children feel happy and safe in school and that they make good progress. Examples of the comments that parents made include references to ‘positive, caring teachers’ and a school that ‘takes great pride in being a happy family’. Staff, too, are very positive and their morale is high. They appreciate the range of training that you and your leadership team provide for them. They told me that it improves their skills as teachers. They also said that you manage their workload effectively by, for example, providing dedicated time for assessment tasks. I spoke with a group of pupils from key stage 2, who were articulate and very polite. They told me that they enjoy coming to school and appreciate the range of clubs you provide. The pupils spoke knowledgably about the work you do to encourage healthy eating, such as providing a salad bar at lunch every day. They also enjoy the opportunities you provide for them to take on responsibilities. These include becoming members of the school council and acting as ‘buddies’ to younger pupils.

Walton-le-Dale Community Primary School Parent Reviews



unlock % Parents Recommend This School
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>84, "agree"=>14, "disagree"=>2, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 50 responses up to 31-10-2018
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>88, "agree"=>10, "disagree"=>2, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 50 responses up to 31-10-2018
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>66, "agree"=>32, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>2, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 50 responses up to 31-10-2018
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>86, "agree"=>12, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>2, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 50 responses up to 31-10-2018
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>64, "agree"=>32, "disagree"=>2, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>2} UNLOCK Figures based on 50 responses up to 31-10-2018
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>38, "agree"=>44, "disagree"=>8, "strongly_disagree"=>4, "dont_know"=>6} UNLOCK Figures based on 50 responses up to 31-10-2018
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>62, "agree"=>36, "disagree"=>2, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 50 responses up to 31-10-2018
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>30, "agree"=>28, "disagree"=>2, "strongly_disagree"=>2, "dont_know"=>38} UNLOCK Figures based on 50 responses up to 31-10-2018
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>70, "agree"=>26, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>2, "dont_know"=>2} UNLOCK Figures based on 50 responses up to 31-10-2018
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>54, "agree"=>38, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>2, "dont_know"=>6} UNLOCK Figures based on 50 responses up to 31-10-2018
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>58, "agree"=>34, "disagree"=>4, "strongly_disagree"=>2, "dont_know"=>2} UNLOCK Figures based on 50 responses up to 31-10-2018
Yes No {"yes"=>96, "no"=>4} UNLOCK Figures based on 50 responses up to 31-10-2018

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