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Primary classes are small in the lower years but grow in the older years as parents are keen to secure places for the high school. What struck us most were the fantastic displays on every wall; this school truly celebrates pupils’ work and encourages them to be creative. Many parents attended the school themselves and several staff have children at Wigmore. The pupils we met were well-behaved and polite, even the youngest primary pupils held…

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What the school says...

Following the Outstanding Ofsted the High School has been designated as a National Support School and the Headteacher a National Leader of Education. From July 2009 the school has become an Academy with a Trust acquired. The school was Hard Federated in 2007 with Wigmore Primary School and has a nursery.

Converted to an academy 2011.
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Executive Headteacher

Since September 2020, Dr Rob Patterson, previously deputy head at Whitecross High School for 13 years and before that assistant deputy head. Has also been head of science at Kingstone High School.


Nursery from 3 years. Pupils are well prepared for full time school and ‘take this huge step in their stride,’ parents told us. Those starting primary school have a home visit plus several class sessions before September.

Primary classes are small in the lower years but grow in the older years as parents are keen to secure places for the high school (entry is not guaranteed, but primary school pupils are always accepted). Families tend to join the school when children are old enough to travel independently.

Entry to the high school is oversubscribed. Based...

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Who came from where

Who goes where

Special Education Needs

SEN provision is of a very high order. A highly skilled and committed team of Teaching Assistants led by a very experienced Inclusion Officer provide support for all pupils in our care. Great pride is taken in supporting all children and innovative approaches to learning support enable children to achieve very well. 09-09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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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