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  • Hadrian Academy
    Hadrian Avenue
    LU5 4SR
  • Head: Hannah Bennett
  • T 01582 618400
  • F 01582 618400
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 11.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Central Bedfordshire
  • Pupils: 366
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Open days: Visitors welcome by appointment
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • Early years provision Good 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 1
    • 1 Full inspection 24th January 2018
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 18th March 2014
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What the school says...

Hadrian Academy is a wonderful, lively and caring primary school, for
children aged between 4 - 11 years old. Our vision is to have a
school of excellence building further on our identified strengths and
caring ethos, where every child is encouraged to reach their full

Our school is justifiably known as a school with high expectations,
high standards and high achievements. We have the highest expectations for each child in our care and, as such, feel it is our responsibility to do our utmost to help them achieve their very best in all areas.

We have a pastoral care system which is strong and focused on our
children, with emphasis on clear and open communication with parents
and carers.

We provide a very popular care club, Cool Kids, for children to
attend before and after school each day if you wish.
Extra-curricular activities advance the skills and interest of our children. We are known as a school who enters interschool sport events and a school that strives to win. For the musically talented we boast about our choir and our singing across the school. We are extremely proud to have been awarded the Gold Sing Up award.
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Who came from where

Who goes where

Special Education Needs

Hadrian Lower School regards itself as an inclusive school. OFSTED said in 2003 that we had excellent integration of pupils ... Pupils with SEN achieve well and make good progress towards their own learning goals. We have policies for SEN pupils and Gifted and Talented. The school reviews accessibility issues regularly and have recently had a lift and disabled toilet fitted. When considering any new building, accessibility is a high priority. We have an open door policy and welcome prospective parents and pupils to come and have a look around. Sharon Ingham Head

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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