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  • Norton Free Church of England Primary School
    Matthews Lane
    South Yorkshire
    S8 8JS
  • Head: Mrs Hazel Bell
  • T 0114 274 5873
  • F 01142 745 873
  • E enquiries@nortonf…
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  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 11.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Sheffield
  • Pupils: 209
  • Religion: Church of England
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • Early years provision Good 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Good 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 1
      • Personal development, behaviour and welfare Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 1
    • 1 Full inspection 7th June 2023
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 10th January 2012
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

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Who came from where

Who goes where

Special Education Needs

Norton Free C. of E. School works closely with Sheffield LEA’s Learning Support Service to provide for the needs of all the children in its care. Additional LEA educational services, including the Psychological Service, Behaviour Support Team and Autism Team, are contacted and involved when appropriate. Additionally, N.H.S. services, such as those for speech and language therapy as well as psychiatry, work closely with the school to address specialised needs of individual children. Such a collaborative approach often involves specialist training, including that of teaching assistants. The school is fortunate to have an enthusiastic staff who are capable of delivering such programmes. In 2006/2007 there are 5 children (out of 214 in total) with a Statement for Special Needs, each receiving additional one-to-one support for between 9 and 20 hours. Termly review meetings are organised by the school’s SENCo to assess each child’s progress and plan future individual targets. These are attended by the class teacher, SENCo. and allocated teaching assistant. Parents are also invited to these meetings and their uptake of this opportunity is high. The Diocesan Inspection, in June 2006, noted that, 'Teachers …know the pupils well and are alert to their educational, physical and emotional needs.' Norton Free C. of E. School is also proud that the accompanying Ofsted Inspection recognised that, 'Pupils enjoy coming to this friendly and caring school, and their personal development and attendance are good.'

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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