Welburn Hall School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school
PUPILS
73
AGES
8 - 19
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
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 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.

How Does The School Perform?

4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(11/2/20)
Full Report - All Reports

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89%
NATIONAL AVG. 92%
Happiness Rating

Ofsted Parent View

7.6:1
NATIONAL AVG. 20.7:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
25%
NATIONAL AVG. 8.2%
Persistent Absence
20%
NATIONAL AVG. 16.8%
Free school meals
Kirkbymoorside
York
YO62 7HQ
01751431218

School Description

The headteacher is ambitious for the school and for the quality of education on offer. She is a strong, passionate and capable leader. However, the school has undergone substantial turbulence over the past few years. There has been a high level of staff turnover. Many staff are new. The leadership team has been restructured. It is not firing on all cylinders. Some staff have been appointed but are yet to start employment. This turbulence has had an impact on the quality of education. Teachers do not have enough support to help them to know exactly what to teach and when in different subjects. Nonetheless, pupils are safe and happy in the school. Members of staff know the specific needs of individual pupils. Teachers plan activities that match pupils’ needs as identified in their education, health and care (EHC) plans. The headteacher changed how pupils are grouped into classes. Everyone says what a positive impact this has had on pupils’ behaviour. Some parents and carers say that pupils can be unkind sometimes. The ‘anti-bullying task force’ works hard to help pupils to get on with each other. Members of staff care deeply about pupils at the school. The range of activities on offer is impressive: music therapy, horse riding, dance club, iPad club, the prefect team, school council, to name but a few.

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