Wilstead Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

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Cotton End Road
Wilstead
Bedford
MK45 3BX
01234302303
Pupils
185
Ages
4 - 11
Gender
Mixed
Type
Foundation school
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(24/1/17)
Full Report - All Reports
63%
NATIONAL AVG. 65%
% pupils meeting the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics
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The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education at the school since the previous inspection. There have been many changes at the school during this period. All members of the current teaching staff were appointed since the previous inspection. You were appointed in April 2014. Since your appointment, you have worked effectively with staff to introduce a new, improved curriculum which inspires pupils and helps them to develop a love of learning. You have also had a strong focus on improving teaching and learning across the school. The impact of your work is reflected in the improved outcomes at the end of the early years and key stage 1, and also in the quality of work seen in many of the pupils’ books during this inspection. At the previous inspection, inspectors identified some weaknesses in the teaching of mathematics. They also asked school leaders to use assessment information more effectively to evaluate the impact of actions taken to improve teaching and learning. You have taken effective action to address each of these issues. Mathematics teaching is now typically good, and school leaders are using assessment information regularly, to review the progress that pupils are making in reading, writing and mathematics. Not only is this process helping you to measure the impact of teaching on pupils’ progress, it is also helping you to identify children who are falling behind in their learning so that you can provide additional support.

Wilstead Primary School Catchment Area Map

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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.

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