Otterham Community Primary School
- Otterham Community Primary School
- Head: Mrs H Ward
- T 01840 261344
- F 01840 261 344
- E [email protected]
- W www.otterhamschool.co.uk
- A state school for boys and girls aged from 5 to 11.
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Cornwall
- Pupils: 84
- Religion: Does not apply
- Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
- 1 Short inspection 11th January 2018
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.
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
This is not currently a GSG-reviewed school.
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Overall school performance (for comparison or review only)
Special Education Needs
Otterham School is fully inclusive, so all children are included in mainstream classes with access to the national Curriculum in all subjects. Children with Special Educational Needs are assessed and receive appropriate support according to their needs. The school adopts the County's recommended staged approach, from initial concern at School Action, involvement of outside agencies at School Action Plus through to full Statements of Need. The children at School Action Plus, and with Statements are supported by teaching assistants for some or all lessons, depending on their needs. The school has reasonable wheelchair access at present, and this will be improved when the new school buildings are completed. The staff, both teaching and non-teaching, are aware of the children's special needs. Several INSET training days have been devoted to areas of special need including Speech and language Difficulties, Communication and Autistic Spectrum Disorder and Dyspraxia. We hope to make all children feel welcome and provide them with the opportunity to develop to their full potential.
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
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:
sometimes, but not in this year