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  • Barrow 1618 CofE Free School
    Barrow
    Broseley
    Shropshire
    TF12 5BW
  • Head: Mr John Newton
  • T 01952 388640
  • W barrow1618school.co.uk
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 11.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Shropshire
  • Pupils: 84
  • Religion: Church of England
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • Early years provision Outstanding 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Outstanding 1
      • Personal development, behaviour and welfare Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 16th June 2016
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Requires improvement on 14th May 2014
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What the school says...

Barrow 1618 CofE Free School is an Outstanding school in rural Shropshire. The school's curriculum promotes hands-on learning, beyond the classroom and maximises learning opportunities offered by the natural environment. The school's strong value-based ethos aims to provide an education that pupils will remember for a lifetime and which equips them with the skills and attitudes to succeed in whatever future path they follow. The blend of breathtaking rural landscape and state-of-the-art facilities offer an inspiring environment in which to learn, work and grow. ...Read more

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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.

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