Wigmore Primary
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
614
AGES
4 - 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, 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?

Good
NATIONAL AVG. 2.09
Ofsted Inspection
(01/05/2018)
Full Report - All Reports
47%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
% 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 9% of schools in England) Below Average (About 9% of schools in England) Average (About 67% of schools in England) Above Average (About 6% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 9% of schools in England) UNLOCK Well Below Average (About 10% of schools in England) Below Average (About 9% of schools in England) Average (About 67% of schools in England) Above Average (About 6% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 8% of schools in England) UNLOCK Well Below Average (About 10% of schools in England) Below Average (About 11% of schools in England) Average (About 59% of schools in England) Above Average (About 11% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 9% of schools in England)
Twyford Drive
Wigmore Primary School
Luton
LU2 9TB
01582616101

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the previous inspection. You balance your high expectations with care and concern for pupils, staff and parents. One parent told me that she wanted ‘to give a big shout out for the school because the staff are so committed and the headteacher is amazing’ and other parents agreed with this view during the inspection. Staff who responded to Ofsted’s online questionnaire were very positive about your leadership. They said that they are proud to be a member of staff and that they enjoy working at the school. They feel that leaders are supportive of them. Your deputy headteacher shares your high expectations of what pupils and staff can do. This means she has continued the drive for ongoing improvement while you have been supporting another school. Your self-evaluation is accurate. It indicates that Wigmore Primary School is a good school and my inspection findings confirm this view. You have worked hard with your governors to maintain the strengths identified at the previous inspection, such as making rigorous checks on teaching and encouraging pupils to show good behaviour and positive attitudes to learning. At the time of the previous inspection, you were asked to make sure that teachers give pupils enough opportunities to write in subjects other than English. Displays around the school show clearly that teachers do this well. Pupils’ topic books include, for example, writing instructions in design technology about how to make a plait and descriptions in geography of local towns and villages using previous learning in history. You were asked to make sure that teachers planned activities which challenge the most able pupils. In lessons, pupils are routinely given high levels of challenge in some classrooms but you acknowledged that this is not yet consistent across the school. I looked at staff training records and there was not enough training specifically for meeting the needs of the most able pupils. Parents I spoke with during the inspection were very positive about your leadership. The responses that parents made to Ofsted’s online questionnaire were also very positive. They say you deal well with bullying. One parent wrote, ‘The progress we see from our daughter in her… emotional education every term is fantastic.’ They said that staff are approachable and this means that they feel able to raise any concerns that they have. You have recently worked with staff on how pupils develop their skills during their time at Wigmore Primary School. This work is successfully supporting ongoing improvement. We saw examples of this in pupils’ books. In Year 1, pupils recalled factual information about Queen Victoria from a given text. In Year 5, pupils wrote a newspaper report using the example of an account they had read. Leaders have also worked on a programme of enrichment activities which focuses on life skills. For example, in Years 1 and 2 sewing supports pupils to develop their resilience and organisational skills. In Years 3 and 4, working outside in the woodland area helps pupils with teamwork, social skills and problem-solving. In Years 5 and 6, the ‘school of rock’ helps them learn how to resolve conflict. You told me that pupils’ personal development, behaviour and welfare remain a strength of the school. Inspection evidence confirms this view. Pupils display the school’s values of tolerance, respect and cooperation while on the playground and around the school. They play together well. They know the playground rules and why they are important. They all said they have an adult to talk to if they are worried or concerned. Pupils are keen to learn and they participate well in lessons. They present their work neatly and this shows they take pride in their work. Along with their parents, they say that the school’s work on mental health and well-being makes them feel safe. Activities in sports, such as competitions, support this work. Responses to Ofsted’s online pupil survey were largely positive. Most pupils said they would recommend the school to a friend. They feel that they learn a lot. Governors strike a happy balance of challenge and support. They share your high expectations for what pupils can achieve. Governors know the school well. They make regular visits, which celebrate successes. They challenge through their robust questioning, for example about the 2017 outcomes from national assessments at the end of key stages 1 and 2. Governors take their roles seriously and make sure statutory requirements are fulfilled. They ensure pupils’ safety because they monitor the school’s safeguarding processes effectively and they are involved in all appointments of new staff. Governors play an active part in evaluating the school’s effectiveness. They work closely with you and your leaders to decide on priorities for improvement for the following year.

Wigmore Primary Parent Reviews



unlock % Parents Recommend This School
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>57, "agree"=>29, "disagree"=>10, "strongly_disagree"=>3, "dont_know"=>1} UNLOCK Figures based on 93 responses up to 28-02-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>54, "agree"=>35, "disagree"=>6, "strongly_disagree"=>3, "dont_know"=>1} UNLOCK Figures based on 93 responses up to 28-02-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>37, "agree"=>49, "disagree"=>8, "strongly_disagree"=>4, "dont_know"=>2} UNLOCK Figures based on 93 responses up to 28-02-2024
My Child Has Not Been Bullied Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"my_child_has_not_been_bullied"=>67, "strongly_agree"=>12, "agree"=>5, "disagree"=>8, "strongly_disagree"=>4, "dont_know"=>4} UNLOCK Figures based on 93 responses up to 28-02-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>53, "agree"=>32, "disagree"=>6, "strongly_disagree"=>9, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 93 responses up to 28-02-2024
I Have Not Raised Any Concerns Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"i_have_not_raised_any_concerns"=>20, "strongly_agree"=>45, "agree"=>16, "disagree"=>14, "strongly_disagree"=>4, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 93 responses up to 28-02-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>48, "agree"=>19, "disagree"=>22, "strongly_disagree"=>11, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 27 responses up to 28-02-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>44, "agree"=>42, "disagree"=>5, "strongly_disagree"=>1, "dont_know"=>8} UNLOCK Figures based on 93 responses up to 28-02-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>49, "agree"=>40, "disagree"=>5, "strongly_disagree"=>3, "dont_know"=>2} UNLOCK Figures based on 93 responses up to 28-02-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>45, "agree"=>41, "disagree"=>11, "strongly_disagree"=>2, "dont_know"=>1} UNLOCK Figures based on 93 responses up to 28-02-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>54, "agree"=>40, "disagree"=>5, "strongly_disagree"=>1, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 93 responses up to 28-02-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>51, "agree"=>37, "disagree"=>9, "strongly_disagree"=>1, "dont_know"=>3} UNLOCK Figures based on 93 responses up to 28-02-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>38, "agree"=>44, "disagree"=>8, "strongly_disagree"=>4, "dont_know"=>6} UNLOCK Figures based on 93 responses up to 28-02-2024
Yes No {"yes"=>85, "no"=>15} UNLOCK Figures based on 93 responses up to 28-02-2024

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