Warmley Park School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school
2 - 19
Community special 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.

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Ofsted Parent View

Pupil/Teacher ratio
Persistent Absence
Pupils first language
not English
Free school meals
Tower Road North
BS30 8XL

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. Staff and the governing body are fully supportive of your vision. They are determined to do their best for the children and young people in their care. Staff morale is high, and they enjoy their work, creating a positive learning environment throughout the school day. As a result, pupils and students continue to enjoy coming to school and thrive. At the previous inspection, you were asked to: Increase the pace of learning further for all groups of pupils by: ensuring that teachers plan sufficient tasks to engage pupils in learning for the whole lesson making sure that those who use alternative forms of communication have these aids with them at all times so that they can always make choices, let their needs be known and communicate with others. Improve classroom accommodation in the sixth form so that students have more opportunities to socialise with each other and develop their independence skills. You have prioritised improvements in these areas and at the same time have made improvements to the ways in which the school records information about pupils and uses this knowledge to make further changes. Parents are overwhelmingly supportive of what the school is providing for their children. Some of them would appreciate more communication, in particular about the curriculum. They appreciate the newsletters but would also like the school’s online diary to provide more information about forthcoming events so that they can have a longer time to plan ahead. Safeguarding is effective. You, staff and the governing body, ensure that safeguarding arrangements are fit for purpose. You ensure that training is of high quality and reflects current evidence-based research. For example, the March 2018 training concentrated on the Ofsted publication, ‘Positive environments where children can flourish’. You ensured that the outcomes of the report were used by staff to focus on pupils in the school. This enables them to target interventions and support pupils even more securely. Pupils feel safe and are kept safe and secure in lessons, and at social times, due to high levels of supervision. Bullying is rare. You and the governing body follow appropriate procedures when recruiting new staff that ensure their suitability to work with children. Strong relationships with other agencies and services help to support families when they are most vulnerable, due to their circumstances. Inspection findings The first line of enquiry focused on how well the curriculum develops pupils’ independence and prepares them for the next stages in their education. Staff have continued to develop and adapt the curriculum offered to all year groups. The type of special educational needs and/or disabilities that pupils have is changing annually. From your detailed record-keeping, of all aspects of pupils’ development and progress, you recognise that the most able pupils are not always challenged enough. You are aware that further curriculum revisions will be needed to ensure that pupils can fulfil their potential. The curriculum you provide for children in the early years covers all of the required elements. It helps to prepare them to be ready to learn when they join the primary phase of the school. Likewise, in the sixth form students have a suitable range of programmes of study. The provision of work-based placements and activities helps to prepare them well for life after school. The next line of enquiry focused on how well communication aids are used to enable children, pupils and students to make choices and have their views known. This is an area that you have successfully targeted since the previous inspection in 2013. Pupils have a good range of equipment available, ranging from simple to complex technologies. When they are used they are highly effective. For example, students used recording devices to help them shop without support from their teaching assistant. Sometimes staff are too quick to provide an answer for a pupil, such as how to spell a word, rather than making the pupil use other available resources to find the answer for themselves. The third line of enquiry concentrated on reviewing the accommodation provided for the sixth form to enable students to socialise. The new state-of-the-art building is going to provide fantastic accommodation for students. Staff and students alike are very excited about moving in next term. In the meantime, staff ensure that students have as much opportunity as possible to socialise and take responsibilities in the school. The final line of enquiry looked at how well the school was supporting the ‘local offer’ for special educational needs and disability services for South Gloucestershire. You have rightly concentrated on getting a secure service for the school’s families. Working with others to develop the early years provision and the sixth form have been your priorities. The local authority is appreciative of all that you and your staff have been doing. This is clearly evidenced in the securing of the funding for the new building. You are ambitious to further develop work with other schools to prevent exclusions. You have the right plans in place with the right timescale to extend what the school offers. Next steps for the school Leaders and those responsible for governance should ensure that: pupils consistently use communication tools, without adult help, so that they increase their independence communication with parents improves, particularly in relation to the curriculum the most able pupils have the right level of challenge so that they can reach their potential. I am copying this letter to the chair of the governing body, the regional schools commissioner and the director of children’s services for South Gloucestershire. This letter will be published on the Ofsted website. Yours sincerely Steffi Penny Her Majesty’s Inspector Information about the inspection We agreed the timetable and activities for the day. We worked with other senior leaders during the day. We met with other staff and members of the governing body. We spoke with a group of pupils, transport drivers, the school’s improvement partner and the head of education for South Gloucestershire. We examined the quality of pupils’ work, and observed pupils learning in lessons and when at play. We took account of the 17 responses by parents to Ofsted’s online questionnaire, Parent View, and met with parents. We considered the 15 responses by pupils to Ofsted’s electronic questionnaire, and the 23 responses submitted by staff. We reviewed a wide range of documentary evidence, including records relating to safeguarding, the quality of teaching, the curriculum, assessment information, the school’s self-evaluation and action plans. We examined the actions the school takes to keep pupils safe.

Warmley Park School Parent Reviews

86% Parents Recommend This School
Strongly Agree 71% Agree 14% Disagree 5% Strongly Disagree 10% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>71, "agree"=>14, "disagree"=>5, "strongly_disagree"=>10, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 21 responses up to 22-06-2018
Strongly Agree 62% Agree 24% Disagree 5% Strongly Disagree 10% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>62, "agree"=>24, "disagree"=>5, "strongly_disagree"=>10, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 21 responses up to 22-06-2018
Strongly Agree 19% Agree 62% Disagree 10% Strongly Disagree 10% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>19, "agree"=>62, "disagree"=>10, "strongly_disagree"=>10, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 21 responses up to 22-06-2018
Strongly Agree 48% Agree 43% Disagree 5% Strongly Disagree 5% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>48, "agree"=>43, "disagree"=>5, "strongly_disagree"=>5, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 21 responses up to 22-06-2018
Strongly Agree 43% Agree 38% Disagree 19% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>43, "agree"=>38, "disagree"=>19, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 21 responses up to 22-06-2018
Strongly Agree 24% Agree 19% Disagree 19% Strongly Disagree 14% Don't Know 24% {"strongly_agree"=>24, "agree"=>19, "disagree"=>19, "strongly_disagree"=>14, "dont_know"=>24} Figures based on 21 responses up to 22-06-2018
Strongly Agree 29% Agree 57% Disagree 10% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 5% {"strongly_agree"=>29, "agree"=>57, "disagree"=>10, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>5} Figures based on 21 responses up to 22-06-2018
Strongly Agree 24% Agree 33% Disagree 10% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 33% {"strongly_agree"=>24, "agree"=>33, "disagree"=>10, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>33} Figures based on 21 responses up to 22-06-2018
Strongly Agree 38% Agree 43% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 14% Don't Know 5% {"strongly_agree"=>38, "agree"=>43, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>14, "dont_know"=>5} Figures based on 21 responses up to 22-06-2018
Strongly Agree 24% Agree 52% Disagree 10% Strongly Disagree 14% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>24, "agree"=>52, "disagree"=>10, "strongly_disagree"=>14, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 21 responses up to 22-06-2018
Strongly Agree 48% Agree 33% Disagree 10% Strongly Disagree 10% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>48, "agree"=>33, "disagree"=>10, "strongly_disagree"=>10, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 21 responses up to 22-06-2018
Yes 86% No 14% {"yes"=>86, "no"=>14} Figures based on 21 responses up to 22-06-2018

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