Oxford Road Community School

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146 Oxford Road
Reading
RG1 7PJ
01189375511
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Pupils
286
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Ages
3 - 11
Gender
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Mixed
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Community school
Mr ofsted
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.06
Ofsted Report
(11/12/18)
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78%
NATIONAL AVG. 65%
% pupils meeting the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics
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This school is of average size, with one class in each year group, except for Year 2, where there are two classes. The school includes a Nursery, where children attend either a morning or afternoon session. The Nursery is located away from the main school site, a short walk away. The large majority of pupils are from a wide range of ethnicities. The largest groups include: White British; any other White background; Pakistani; and African. The large majority of pupils speak English as an additional language, much higher than the national average. More pupils than average join the school other than at the usual times, and many of these are at the early stages of learning English. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs supported at school action is average. However, the proportion of pupils who receive additional support from outside the school or with statements of special educational needs is above average. The proportion of vulnerable pupils who receive additional support is above average. This is provided through the funding known as the pupil premium. The headteacher was appointed to the post two years ago. She was previously the deputy headteacher. There has been a substantial turnover of staff in the past two years but this is now more stable. There are two teachers who are at the initial stages of their careers. In 2013 the school met the floor standards at the time. These are the minimum targets set by the government for the progress and standards reached by pupils.

Oxford Road Community 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.

3 steps to help parents gather catchment information for a school:

  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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