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  • Ernesettle Community School
    Biggin Hill
    PL5 2RB
  • Head: Mr Aaron Meredith
  • T 01752 201177
  • F 01752 201178
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 2 to 11.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Plymouth
  • Pupils: 550
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • 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 19th November 2019
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What the school says...

Welcome to Ernesettle Community School, where children gain a lifelong love of learning.

Caring and thoughtful, Ernesettle children are innovators, builders, artists and improvers. They are risk-takers, problem solvers and writers. As pursuers of excellence, they aspire to be the very best they can be in whatever paths they decide to take always remembering to… ‘go out in the world and do well, but more importantly, go out in the world and do GOOD...’

Our high quality and committed staff provide a first-class educational experience for your children. We aim to develop very positive and productive relationships with our community and friends. Our ‘Open Door’ policy ensures that there is always one of our team available to answer any questions or solve any problems that may arise.

In November 2019, we were delighted to be deemed an ‘Outstanding’ school in all areas of the Ofsted framework. Inspectors found…

‘Leaders, staff and governors are relentless in their pursuit of excellence, high expectations and aspirations permeate the school.’

‘Pupils behaviour is impeccable. They told us that poor behaviour is simply not acceptable. This is because a culture of learning is ingrained in the fabric of the school.’

‘Teachers provide a curriculum that enables pupils to flourish.’
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Who came from where

Who goes where

Special Education Needs

Ernesettle Community School believe all children deserve the very best possible start to their education and we aim to enrich the lives of all our pupils. All children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) are welcome at Ernesettle Community School. Full support will be provided to each child who has SEND requirements with well thought-out strategies to overcome any barriers to learning. Ernesettle Community School is a fully inclusive school providing an outstanding and caring education so all pupils can achieve their potential. Our ethos to include and support individual needs was recognised nationally by receiving an Education Business Award for Inclusive Education and nominations for NASEN awards. OFTSED (2019) specifically recognised, “pupils with SEND achieve exceptionally well.” Parents are fully involved and the progress of children with SEND is monitored towards meeting specifically identified goals and targets. The school uses specialist strategies to support children. This includes a strong commitment towards the training and developing of all Teachers and Teaching and Learning Assistants in their understanding of SEN to ensure all are teachers of SEND. We also use universal, targeted and specialist strategies to support children, following a graduated approach. Excellent care, guidance and support contributes significantly to pupils’ personal development to make them all feel safe and secure and make the best possible academic and personal progress. If you have any questions about your child or SEND please speak to your class teacher or email Miss. S Riseborough (Trust Inclusion Lead) at [email protected]

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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