Woodside Primary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
644
AGES
3 - 11
GENDER
Mixed
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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
(20/3/19)
Full Report - All Reports
58%
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

Gittin Street
Oswestry
SY11 1DT
01691652446

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. Since your appointment as headteacher in 2018, you have focused on developing a happy, learning community. Pupils and their families are nurtured and encouraged to thrive. They develop as confident, resilient and successful learners who are keen to contribute to the school and wider community. You and your associate headteachers have developed a strong ethos and lead a happy and inclusive school where pupils get on well together. You set high expectations for learning and for pupils’ behaviour, and know the school well. In the previous inspection leaders were tasked with ensuring that the school development plan had more measureable outcomes. You have set out, in your evaluation of the school, the reasons why you judge the school to be good. You have written an effective development plan to improve aspects of the school that are not as strong. The curriculum offers breadth and balance. In music, highly skilful members of staff have developed the school choir into a group that the headteacher spoke of with pride. Additional peripatetic musicians enhance provision by offering personalised tuition and after-school clubs. Every pupil has the opportunity to take part in forest school throughout the year. There is a carefully planned progression from early years to Year 6. Year 6 pupils are expected to be able to apply their skills. For example, they can all build a fire safely and cook fajitas. Governors are well organised. They ensure that their work is sharply focused. For example, the governing body has supported you well during recent staffing decisions that have been made. Pupils enjoy excellent relationships with staff. The care of your pupils is at the heart of the culture you have created. From the moment they start the school day, to the moment they leave for home, pupils are encouraged to try their best. The majority of parents speak highly of the school. Most of the parents who completed Parent View, Ofsted’s online questionnaire, and those inspectors spoke with, are of the view that their children are happy, safe and making good progress. Parents also say that their children are taught well. Most would recommend the school. A very small minority felt that communication could be better when dealing with their concerns. You have ensured that the areas for improvement raised in the previous inspection report have been addressed successfully. Pupils said that the work given to them was mostly challenging. Leaders have refined their approach to checking the progress pupils make as they move from class to class. The system now makes it very clear which pupils are falling behind. As a result, leaders now spot more quickly those pupils who may be underachieving. Safeguarding is effective. Leaders place a high priority on keeping pupils safe and have made sure that safeguarding arrangements are thorough, fit for purpose and of high quality. All appropriate checks are undertaken on the suitability of staff to work with pupils. You provide visitors to the school with useful safeguarding information, including how to report any concerns. Leaders arrange regular safeguarding training and staff, during the inspection, stated that safeguarding is a high priority within the school. Information is displayed around school. As a result, staff have up-to-date knowledge. Pupils feel safe and very well cared for in school. They explained to me how the school helps them to keep safe. They commented on how the closed-circuit television around the school helped teachers identify issues that occur around the site. They understand about the hazards of using the internet and social media. Visiting speakers from the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children inform pupils about abuse of children and the Childline helpline. Pupils told me that there is little or no bullying in school and that they have enjoyed personal, social, health and economic sessions on how to be a good friend. The school’s work with outside agencies is good. Pupils are very proud of their school and enjoy their learning. In class, pupils are enthusiastic and well behaved. They listen attentively to adults and work well with each other. Little learning time is lost and pupils are very keen to do their best. The school curriculum is carefully planned to develop pupils as caring and thoughtful citizens. Staff teach pupils to respect and value differences, including between different cultures and religions.

Woodside Primary School Parent Reviews



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Strongly Agree 57% Agree 32% Disagree 6% Strongly Disagree 4% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>57, "agree"=>32, "disagree"=>6, "strongly_disagree"=>4, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 93 responses up to 22-03-2019
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Figures based on 93 responses up to 22-03-2019

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Figures based on 93 responses up to 22-03-2019

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Figures based on 93 responses up to 22-03-2019

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Figures based on 93 responses up to 22-03-2019

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Figures based on 93 responses up to 22-03-2019

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Figures based on 93 responses up to 22-03-2019

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Figures based on 93 responses up to 22-03-2019

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Figures based on 93 responses up to 22-03-2019

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Figures based on 93 responses up to 22-03-2019

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Figures based on 93 responses up to 22-03-2019

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Figures based on 93 responses up to 22-03-2019

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