Westhaven School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school
PUPILS
182
AGES
4 - 18
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Foundation special school

Can I Get My Child Into This 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, 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?

Requires Improvement
NATIONAL AVG. 2.09
Ofsted Inspection
(14/06/2022)
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76%
NATIONAL AVG. 93%
Happiness Rating

Ofsted Parent View

7.5:1
NATIONAL AVG. 19.9:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
59.2%
NATIONAL AVG. 17.7%
Persistent Absence
4.4%
NATIONAL AVG. 22.0%
Pupils first language
not English
42.1%
NATIONAL AVG. 25.9%
Free school meals
Ellesmere Road
Uphill
Weston-super-Mare
BS23 4UT
01934632171

School Description

Westhaven is a special school for pupils who have either moderate learning difficulties or, increasingly, needs on the autism spectrum. A number of pupils have additional medical or physical needs. All pupils have an education, health and care plan. The school offers flexible placements in partnership with mainstream schools. The percentage of pupils who are eligible for pupil premium funding is well above the national average. A very small number of pupils receive literacy and numeracy catch-up funding for Year 7. The school’s extended provision includes a breakfast club and after-school clubs, which are managed by the school.

Westhaven School Parent Reviews



69% Parents Recommend This School
Strongly Agree 56% Agree 20% Disagree 22% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 2% {"strongly_agree"=>56, "agree"=>20, "disagree"=>22, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>2} Figures based on 45 responses up to 25-06-2022
Strongly Agree 53% Agree 20% Disagree 18% Strongly Disagree 2% Don't Know 7% {"strongly_agree"=>53, "agree"=>20, "disagree"=>18, "strongly_disagree"=>2, "dont_know"=>7} Figures based on 45 responses up to 25-06-2022
Strongly Agree 42% Agree 36% Disagree 11% Strongly Disagree 4% Don't Know 7% {"strongly_agree"=>42, "agree"=>36, "disagree"=>11, "strongly_disagree"=>4, "dont_know"=>7} Figures based on 45 responses up to 25-06-2022
My Child Has Not Been Bullied 64% Strongly Agree 7% Agree 4% Disagree 11% Strongly Disagree 9% Don't Know 4% {"my_child_has_not_been_bullied"=>64, "strongly_agree"=>7, "agree"=>4, "disagree"=>11, "strongly_disagree"=>9, "dont_know"=>4} Figures based on 45 responses up to 25-06-2022
Strongly Agree 38% Agree 31% Disagree 18% Strongly Disagree 9% Don't Know 4% {"strongly_agree"=>38, "agree"=>31, "disagree"=>18, "strongly_disagree"=>9, "dont_know"=>4} Figures based on 45 responses up to 25-06-2022
I Have Not Raised Any Concerns 16% Strongly Agree 38% Agree 16% Disagree 22% Strongly Disagree 9% Don't Know 0% {"i_have_not_raised_any_concerns"=>16, "strongly_agree"=>38, "agree"=>16, "disagree"=>22, "strongly_disagree"=>9, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 45 responses up to 25-06-2022
Strongly Agree 53% Agree 13% Disagree 29% Strongly Disagree 4% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>53, "agree"=>13, "disagree"=>29, "strongly_disagree"=>4, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 45 responses up to 25-06-2022
Strongly Agree 42% Agree 24% Disagree 11% Strongly Disagree 4% Don't Know 18% {"strongly_agree"=>42, "agree"=>24, "disagree"=>11, "strongly_disagree"=>4, "dont_know"=>18} Figures based on 45 responses up to 25-06-2022
Strongly Agree 56% Agree 18% Disagree 18% Strongly Disagree 4% Don't Know 4% {"strongly_agree"=>56, "agree"=>18, "disagree"=>18, "strongly_disagree"=>4, "dont_know"=>4} Figures based on 45 responses up to 25-06-2022
Strongly Agree 44% Agree 33% Disagree 11% Strongly Disagree 9% Don't Know 2% {"strongly_agree"=>44, "agree"=>33, "disagree"=>11, "strongly_disagree"=>9, "dont_know"=>2} Figures based on 45 responses up to 25-06-2022
Strongly Agree 47% Agree 38% Disagree 9% Strongly Disagree 2% Don't Know 4% {"strongly_agree"=>47, "agree"=>38, "disagree"=>9, "strongly_disagree"=>2, "dont_know"=>4} Figures based on 45 responses up to 25-06-2022
Strongly Agree 40% Agree 40% Disagree 4% Strongly Disagree 9% Don't Know 7% {"strongly_agree"=>40, "agree"=>40, "disagree"=>4, "strongly_disagree"=>9, "dont_know"=>7} Figures based on 45 responses up to 25-06-2022
Strongly Agree 51% Agree 16% Disagree 27% Strongly Disagree 2% Don't Know 4% {"strongly_agree"=>51, "agree"=>16, "disagree"=>27, "strongly_disagree"=>2, "dont_know"=>4} Figures based on 45 responses up to 25-06-2022
Yes 69% No 31% {"yes"=>69, "no"=>31} Figures based on 45 responses up to 25-06-2022

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