Van Gogh Academy
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Overall school performance (for comparison or review only)
Special Education Needs
The school has three dedicated SENCOs responsible for ensuring all aspects of SEN provision are delivered effectively. The SENCO's liaise with various external bodies to ensure all relevant support for children with Special Educational Needs is used. This includes using a private educational psychology company, which is more organised and efficient then the Local Authority service and caters more effectively for our children. We also have a good working relationship with the Speech and Language service, and with nurses and doctors who have planned programmes to support the children in need of their services. The school has small classes of 25 in KS1 with full time teaching assistant support and between 12 and 22 in KS2, with some teaching assistant support. The children in the lower ability classes are in classes of 12 to 13, which allows the teachers to design individual work programmes for the pupils. This has been ongoing for four years, and has resulted in the majority of children, with some degree of special learning need, leaving the school at national average standards in their SATS exams. The strong behaviour policy of the school has resulted in there being no cases of ADHD in over a decade. Where children have entered the school diagnosed with ADHD this has been rectified.
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