Headlands Primary School

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Bushland Road
Northampton
NN3 2NS
01604407098
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Pupils
457
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4 - 11
Gender
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Mixed
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Type
Academy - Converter mainstream
Mr ofsted
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.04
Ofsted Report
(18/4/18)
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NATIONAL AVG. 64%
% pupils meeting the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics
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This school is much larger than the average-sized primary school. The school converted to become an academy in November 2012. Its predecessor school, also known as Headlands Primary School, was last inspected in January 2010 when it was judged to be satisfactory. As an academy, it is part of the Northampton Primary Academy Trust (NPAT). The headteacher is on the Board of the Academy Trust. The Trust is a partnership between five local schools including: Abington Vale, Headlands, Lings and Ecton Brook primary schools, with a formal partnership agreement with Weston Favell Primary School. The large majority of the pupils at Headlands Primary School come from White British backgrounds; most speak English as their first language. The proportion of pupils who speak English is an additional language is above average. A few pupils come from other heritage backgrounds, mainly from Asian or Asian British heritage, Black or Black British backgrounds, and a few pupils come from Mixed heritage backgrounds; a very few originate from other ethnic backgrounds. The proportion of pupils who join the school in the Early Years Foundation Stage, and continue their education at the school from the Reception year until they leave at the end of Year 6, is average. Typically, only between a third and a half of the pupils starting in the Nursery transfer to the Reception year. The proportion of pupils for whom the school receives the pupil premium (additional government funding for particular groups, including, in this school, those known to be eligible for free school meals) is average. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported at school action is above average. Such pupils have moderate learning difficulty, speech, language and communication needs, behaviour, emotional and social difficulties, and specific learning difficulties. The proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is well above average. The school offers specially resourced provision for pupils with special educational needs (DSP) for up to 28 children aged 3 to 11 with severe and/or significant learning difficulties and communication difficulties including autism. All pupils attending the DSP unit have a statement of special educational needs. The school manages the DSP unit on behalf of the local authority and takes children from Northampton itself and from across the south-west of Northamptonshire. There are currently 27 pupils attending the unit. The school works in partnership with the Headlands Children’s Centre, which is situated on the same site. Childcare provision for the school’s pupils is also available on the site through the privately run ‘Acorn Child Care UK’. Both of these facilities are inspected separately by Ofsted. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for the attainment and progress of pupils by the end of Year 6.

Headlands Primary School Catchment Area Map

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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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  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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