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  • New Road Primary School
    Sowerby New Road
    Sowerby Bridge
    West Yorkshire
    HX6 1DY
  • Head: Mrs Nan Oldfield
  • T 01422 831351
  • F 01422 831 862
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.newroadpri…
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Calderdale
  • Pupils: 154
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 2
    • 1 Short inspection 14th November 2017
    • 2 Full inspection 31st October 2012

    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.

  • Previous Ofsted grade: Satisfactory on 5th October 2010
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

This is not currently a GSG-reviewed school.

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Who came from where

Who goes where

Special Education Needs

New Road school is a small friendly school just out of the centre of Sowerby Bridge. The largest predicted class for the acedemic year 2006/7 is 25 in a class whilst the smallest class is predicted to have just 16 children. The children, therefore, benefit from more individualised teaching. The school is fortunate to have a Children's Centre on site which can cater for children from 0-5. There is the opportunity therefore to provide continuous support from 0-11. There is disabled access in both the Children's Centre and the main school as well as disabled toilets. There is a high level of classroom support from teaching assistants in each class which the children all benefit from. Staff have a wide range of expertise. There is a SENCO officer in the Children's Centre with 2 further members of staff in the process of being trained. In the Main School there is a member of staff who is responsible for special needs who has dedicated time each week allocated to ensure the children's needs are being met. Two members of staff have experience of working with children with visual impairment. From September 2006 there will be a programme delivered by a trained member of staff for children with Dyspraxia. We have several children with statements and these children are catered for well in school.

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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