Whittington CofE Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
208
AGES
4 - 11
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Voluntary controlled 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
(21/1/20)
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90%
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

Whittington
Worcester
WR5 2QZ
01905354844

School Description

The school’s values of love, learn and achieve are at the heart of school life. Staff form supportive relationships with pupils and treat them with respect. Pupils feel safe and happy, because adults look after them very well. Bullying happens rarely. Pupils feel confident that any issues will be addressed promptly and successfully, if they arise. Pupils contribute positively to school life, by helping to shape their own community. They take on many varied roles in the school, including school councillors and ecocouncillors, who regularly litter-pick in the village. Leaders work hard to support pupils’ personal development. Adults provide an impressive range of stimulating opportunities to nurture all pupils’ talents. For example, pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) represent the school in accessible sports, such as wheelchair basketball, and learn to play the piano. Pupils have access to a broad and balanced curriculum. Pupils talk confidently about how lessons are planned to build up their learning in a sequence. They say this helps them to remember more. Parents and carers are overwhelmingly positive about the school. One parent said: ‘Education is important to us, but just knowing how happy our child is at this school is all we could ever ask for.’ What does the school do well and what does it need to do better? Senior leaders know their school very well. They are proud of its many strengths and know what could be even better. Their proactive work with the local authority and the diocese helps them to make ongoing and relevant improvements. The school helps pupils to develop a love of reading from an early age. Staff are effective in teaching younger pupils to read. Children begin to learn phonics as soon as they start in Reception. The school has a well-planned and systematic phonics programme. Teachers read stories and poems to pupils. Reading is an important part of their everyday life. Pupils told inspectors that they enjoy reading the books that they take home. Pupils in Year 1 talked about how the school helped them to read more at home. They said: ‘Our teachers gave us a reading pet, which is a cuddly toy that we read to for 15 minutes a day.’ The teaching of mathematics has improved. Pupils now have regular opportunities to explain and solve mathematical problems. Teachers check understanding and adapt teaching to meet most pupils’ needs. However, this is not always the case for the most able pupils, as sometimes the work set does not allow them to think deeply enough. This is also the case in science. Inspection report: Whittington CofE Primary School 21–22 January 2020 2 Schemes of work for subjects other than English and mathematics are well considered. Leaders map out the knowledge they want pupils to learn over time. However, subject leaders have not fully checked the way teachers are bringing these plans to life. As a result, there are inconsistencies in how effectively these plans are being implemented in the classroom. Children in Reception settle quickly. The learning environment is organised to encouraged independence and enquiry. Children relish the rich selection of activities on offer. Children enjoy talking to adults. The early years curriculum is carefully adapted to meet children’s needs and interests. Staff use questioning well to add challenge and to extend opportunities to learn through play. Staff promote children’s vocabulary development extremely effectively. Children quickly gain in confidence and the knowledge they need, so that they are ready for Year 1. Pupils with SEND are catered for well. Appropriate adaptations and adjustments are made when needed. The school is inclusive and a hub of activity where all are encouraged to succeed. British values thread through all aspects of the school’s work and reflect the school’s Christian ethos. The school has a real family atmosphere and welcomes all pupils, regardless of race, gender or background. Pupils learn about other faiths and cultures. This helps them to appreciate the diversity of the world in which they live. They raise money for charitable causes, helping to support others facing challenging circumstances. Governors care deeply about the school. They have a broad range of skills and visit the school regularly to maintain oversight of the school’s performance. However, they do not always check the impact of leaders’ work thoroughly enough. Staff are proud to work at the school and agree that leaders ensure that their workload is manageable.

Whittington CofE Primary School Parent Reviews



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Strongly Agree 71% Agree 29% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>71, "agree"=>29, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 48 responses up to 22-01-2020
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