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  • Palfrey Junior School
    Dale Street
    West Midlands
    WS1 4AH
  • Head: Mrs Angela Hill
  • T 01922 721092
  • F 01922 720 715
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 7 to 11.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Walsall
  • Pupils: 359
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Good 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 1
      • Personal development, behaviour and welfare Good 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 1
    • 1 Full inspection 12th January 2022
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Requires improvement on 14th December 2017
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What the school says...

Palfrey is a thriving multicultural school with strong community links. End of Key Stage 2 for 2004 show the school to be one of the most improved in the country and we have received much press interest both locally and nationally. The school is fully inclusive of a range of Special Educational Needs and English as an Additional Language as well as being effectively set up and resourced for the Gifted and Talented.We hold the Gold Arts mark for visual arts, music and drama as well as the Activemark Gold for sport. We take pride in delivering a rich and rewarding curriculum to children in a deprived area. Whatever their background or ability, our children are happy and successful. ...Read more

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Special Education Needs

Palfrey Junior School is fully inclusive of children with a wide range of Special Educational Needs and/or English as an Additional Language. We have expertise in working with hearing and visually impaired children, physical disabilities, ADHD, and those with learning difficulties. We have had children with Dysgraphia, Neurofibromatosis and Agensis of the Corpus Callosum. We take pride in offering all our children equal access to a rich curriculum, regardless of ability. At Palfrey we also offer pastoral care from a committed and caring staff. We believe that school should be a happy and rewarding experience for all.

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.

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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.

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