Waterloo Primary Academy
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
602
AGES
3 - 11
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Academy converter
SCHOOL GUIDE RATING
unlock
UNLOCK

Can I Get My Child Into This School?

Enter a postcode to see where you live on the map
heatmap example
Sample Map Only
Very Likely
Likely
Less Likely

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
01253 477477

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?

4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(20/2/18)
Full Report - All Reports
61%
NATIONAL AVG. 65%
% pupils meeting the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics



Unlock the rest of the data now
  • See All Official School Data
  • View Catchment Area Maps
  • Access 2022 League Tables
  • Read Real Parent Reviews
  • Unlock 2022 Star Ratings
  • Easily Choose Your #1 School
£14.95
Per month


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

2017 2018 2019 UNLOCK

% pupils meeting the expected standard in Key Stage 2 tests (age 11)
2017 2018 2019 UNLOCK

% 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

Waterloo Road
Blackpool
FY4 3AG
01253315370

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. In April 2016, the school became part of the Zest Academy Trust. Since your appointment as principal in September 2017, you have worked with commitment and determination to raise pupils’ aspirations. Governors and staff appreciate your open and honest approach. They welcome the clear direction you have given to the school. You leave no stone unturned in your quest to drive forward improvements in teaching and learning and pupils’ behaviour. You have quickly grasped the school’s many strengths and set about addressing the key aspects that need to improve through termly action planning, involving all staff and governors. Together with the staff team, you have created a welcoming and inclusive community at Waterloo Primary Academy underpinned by strong relationships between pupils, teachers, parents and carers. The school’s motto, ‘Choose to succeed’, is at the heart of everyone’s work. All members of staff who responded to the Ofsted questionnaire said they are proud to work at the school, and they believe the school is well led and managed. Staff feel valued and well supported. Pupils make strong progress by the end of key stage 2 and they are well prepared for secondary education. Pupils are polite and well mannered. A typical comment from pupils is: ‘Teachers are caring and go out of their way to make things better.’ Pupils behave well and respect each other and the adults who teach them. Pupils are keen to take responsibility, for example as school councillors, house captains and antibullying ambassadors. Pupils who started at the school recently discussed how they were helped to feel part of the community from the outset.

Waterloo Primary Academy Parent Reviews



unlock % Parents Recommend This School
Strongly Agree 76% Agree 18% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 6% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>76, "agree"=>18, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>6, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 17 responses up to 22-05-2018
unlock

Figures based on 17 responses up to 22-05-2018

unlock

Figures based on 17 responses up to 22-05-2018

unlock

Figures based on 17 responses up to 22-05-2018

unlock

Figures based on 17 responses up to 22-05-2018

unlock

Figures based on 17 responses up to 22-05-2018

unlock

Figures based on 17 responses up to 22-05-2018

unlock

Figures based on 17 responses up to 22-05-2018

unlock

Figures based on 17 responses up to 22-05-2018

unlock

Figures based on 17 responses up to 22-05-2018

unlock

Figures based on 17 responses up to 22-05-2018

unlock

Figures based on 17 responses up to 22-05-2018

Responses taken from Ofsted Parent View

Your rating:
Review guidelines
  • Do explain who you are and your relationship to the school e.g. ‘I am a parent…’
  • Do back up your opinion with examples or clear reasons but, remember, it’s your opinion not fact.
  • Don’t use bad or aggressive language.
  • Don't go in to detail about specific staff or pupils. Individual complaints should be directed to the school.
  • Do go to the relevant authority is you have concerns about a serious issue such as bullying, drug abuse or bad management.
Read the full review guidelines and where to find help if you have serious concerns about a school.
We respect your privacy and never share your email address with the reviewed school or any third parties. Please see our T&Cs and Privacy Policy for details of how we treat registered emails with TLC.


News, Photos and Open Days from Waterloo Primary Academy

We are waiting for this school to upload information. Represent this school?
Register your details to add open days, photos and news.

Do you represent
Waterloo Primary Academy?

Register to add photos, news and download your Certificate of Excellence 2021/22

*Official school administrator email addresses

(eg [email protected]). Details will be verified.

Questions? Email [email protected]

We're here to help your school to add information for parents.

Thank you for registering your details

A member of the School Guide team will verify your details within 2 working days and provide further detailed instructions for setting up your School Noticeboard.

For any questions please email [email protected]