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  • Alphington Primary School
    Wheatsheaf Way
    EX2 8RQ
  • Head: Sharon Tarr
  • T 01392 254291
  • F 01392 421 296
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 2 to 11.
  • Read about the best schools in Devon
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Devon
  • Pupils: 454
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
    • 1 Short inspection 8th November 2019

    Short inspection reports only give an overall grade; you have to read the report itself to gauge whether the detailed grading from the earlier full inspection still stands.

  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

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Who came from where

Who goes where

Special Education Needs

Alphington Combined School is an inclusive school and we aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum for all children whatever their educational and social needs. Our Head Teacher listens to teachers who express concerns about the levels of provision (human resources) that children with SEN need in school and, wherever possible, provides support from the school budget for these children. We believe in early intervention as a simple philosophy. To provide for and support children as early as possible seems to be the best and most sensible thing to do. We have a number of children, particularly in the Foundation Stage, who have speech, language and communication difficulties. Whilst we do not have a unit for children requiring extra help we work closely with Bull Meadow Speech and Language Therapists to plan and help deliver regular speech and language sessions. As a school we have very good relationships with external agencies such as the CIDs Team (Communication and Interaction Difficulties), the Speech and Language Therapists, the Visual Impairment Service, the Educational Psychologist service, the Pre-school Advisory Service, Honeylands, the English as an Additional Language Service, the Behavioural Team, Social Services and the School Nurse. Our experience is wide in the special needs area, and we are very aware of the more complex special needs of children coming into our mainstream school at this time. We aim for entitlement in education for all.

Interpreting catchment maps

The maps show in colour where the pupils at a school came from*. Red = most pupils to Blue = fewest.

Where the map is not coloured we have no record in the previous three years of any pupils being admitted from that location based on the options chosen.

For help and explanation of our catchment maps see: Catchment maps explained

Further reading

If there are more applicants to a school than it has places for, who gets in is determined by which applicants best fulfil the admissions criteria.

Admissions criteria are often complicated, and may change from year to year. The best source of information is usually the relevant local authority website, but once you have set your sights on a school it is a good idea to ask them how they see things panning out for the year that you are interested in.

Many schools admit children based on distance from the school or a fixed catchment area. For such schools, the cut-off distance will vary from year to year, especially if the school give priority to siblings, and the pattern will be of a central core with outliers (who will mostly be siblings). Schools that admit on the basis of academic or religious selection will have a much more scattered pattern.

*The coloured areas outlined in black are Census Output Areas. These are made up of a group of neighbouring postcodes, which accounts for their odd shapes. These provide an indication, but not a precise map, of the school’s catchment: always refer to local authority and school websites for precise information.

The 'hotter' the colour the more children have been admitted.

Children get into the school from here:

most years
quite often
sometimes, but not in this year

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