Faringdon Junior School

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The Elms
Gloucester Street
Faringdon
SN7 7HZ
01367240232
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Pupils
321
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Ages
7 - 11
Gender
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Mixed
Building
Type
Academy - Converter mainstream
Mr ofsted
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.04
Ofsted Report
(8/3/18)
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59%
NATIONAL AVG. 64%
% pupils meeting the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics
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The school is larger than the average-sized junior school. It occupies an eclectic range of buildings that once used to be a girls’ high school in the 1920s. Faringdon Junior School converted to become an academy school in April 2012. When its predecessor school, of the same name, was last inspected by Ofsted, it was judged to be satisfactory. Originally, the school combined with the local infant and secondary schools to become an academy trust. In November 2013, some other local schools joined the group to form a multiacademy trust run by a board of directors with an executive headteacher. Each of the participating schools has its own local governing body. There are 11 classes. Each year group has three classes, except Year 6 which has two. Most pupils are White British. The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium (which provides in this case additional funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals) is average. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is above average. The proportion supported at school action plus, or with a statement of special educational needs, is average. The school meets current government floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics.

Faringdon Junior 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 last School Census (released annually in July).

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.

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  1. Look at our 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 last 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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