Westvale Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
210
AGES
3 - 11
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Community 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.

How Does The School Perform?

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NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(24/11/21)
Full Report - All Reports
69%
NATIONAL AVG. 65%
% 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 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

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% pupils meeting the expected standard in Key Stage 2 tests (age 11)
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% 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

Melverley Road
Westvale
Kirkby
Liverpool
L32 0RQ
01514778470

School Description

Support for pupils’ personal development, behaviour and welfare remain a central strength of the school. Pupils contribute well to school life through roles including school council and playground buddies. They know how to keep themselves and others safe. They understand that their views are welcomed by staff and leaders. Pupils behave well in lessons, in corridors and on the playground. They are developing much respect for people who are different from themselves. You have made sure that the teaching of subjects in the school is even more varied and exciting for pupils. Pupils develop great confidence and skill through their participation in a wide range of sports, musical activities and foreign language study. There is a strong focus across the school on the value of reading, with classes studying authors such as Michael Morpurgo and Roald Dahl with enthusiasm and understanding. The contribution of different professional artists is celebrated widely at the school, with pupils’ artwork inspired by the creativity of Warhol, Mondrian and Mackintosh among others. Given your high expectations for the school to become even more successful, you have taken a number of important steps to keep moving the school forward. You have made sure that Westvale is not a school that works alone. For example, you have improved staff access to training. Staff have good opportunities for linking with other schools. They are increasingly learning about successful teaching from across the region and nationally. This is benefiting staff in the early years as much as colleagues in key stages 1 and 2. You welcome experts from outside the school to visit and assist you in reviewing the quality of education being provided. As a result, you have a clear and accurate view of what the school is doing well and where further improvement is needed. You were appointed as headteacher from September 2015. Previously you held the role of deputy headteacher at the school. Both you and the previous headteacher have responded well to recommendations made at the last inspection. You have made sure that staff are more successful at deepening pupils’ understanding as well as moving them on to new learning when needed. Pupils are benefiting from the increased opportunities to develop independence at school. You have successfully followed the recommendation that leaders fully consider the impact of teaching on pupils’ progress when reviewing the work of the school. This is giving you a clear view of pupils’ achievement across classes and a good understanding of where more attention is needed. Given the many recent changes of staff, we discussed the need to make sure that the most able pupils are challenged well in all classes, including in their writing. Safeguarding is effective. Your high expectations for the school extend to the care and protection of pupils. The leadership team has ensured that all safeguarding arrangements are fit for purpose and records are detailed and of high quality. You have made sure that staff learn from a wide range of training about child protection from within and outside of your local authority. This is giving staff a well-informed and up-to-date knowledge of issues such as sexual exploitation and female genital mutilation (FGM). Staff are alert to the main types of abuse. For example, they know to how to spot and report when pupils needs are being neglected. In response to pupils’ concerns about online dangers when at home and in the community, you have given an extra focus to advising pupils, families and staff about safe online behaviour. Staff, leaders and governors understand their safeguarding responsibilities as set out in local and national guidance documents. Where pupils and families are at risk of being harmed away from school, leaders take their responsibilities seriously. Staff know how to report any concerns they may have about adults who work or live with children. They link well with other agencies and make sure that the school is as supportive as possible of any work to protect pupils. Records kept by the school about safeguarding are maintained securely and shared well with other professionals. Policies and procedures for safeguarding work well in practice and keep pupils safe at the school. Nevertheless, we discussed how you could make sure that the school’s child protection policy gives an even clearer overview of the agreed safeguarding arrangements and wider policies that the school has already set in place.

Westvale Primary School Parent Reviews



Average Parent Rating

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“Lots of support”

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"> My son loves Westvale Primary. There are teaching assistants in each class in addition to the regular teachers so there is a lot of help available to students if they need it. We are really happy with our school.
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