Whitley Park Primary and Nursery School

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Brixham Road
Reading
RG2 7RB
01189375566
Pupils
631
Ages
3 - 11
Gender
Mixed
Type
Community school
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.06
Ofsted Report
(12/4/18)
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61%
NATIONAL AVG. 65%
% pupils meeting the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics
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The school does not meet requirements on the publication of specified information about the pupil premium, SEN and/or disabilities, and aspects related to governance, on its website. Whitley Park is much larger than the average-sized primary school. Provision in early years consists of a part-time Nursery and full-time Reception. Nearly half of the pupils are supported through pupil premium funding. This is well above the national average. A quarter of the pupils have SEN and/or disabilities. This is above average. Many members of the governing body are new. There is currently an acting chair. The school has a large therapeutic team. It consists of a child welfare officer who deals with issues related to child protection and children’s welfare, a mental health worker, and specialist play and music therapists. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum Inspection report: Whitley Park Primary and Nursery School, 11–12 April 2018 Page 8 of 11 expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress.

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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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