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Catchment areas

All community, voluntary controlled, some voluntary aided/foundation schools and academies are surrounded by a defined geographical area known as their catchment area.

Some schools do not use catchments. Catchment areas for church schools are generally based on parish boundaries and often cover a wide area. Sometimes, they 'overlap' catchment areas for other schools; sometimes they have a catchment area which no other school serves. Please contact the school directly for advice on their catchment area if they are not listed on the maps below.

For further information including a list of all church schools and the criteria used for admissions, please refer to the school admission information booklets.

Catchment areas help schools to identify their communities and give parents an indication of their local school. There is no guarantee of a place for pupils resident within a school's catchment area or for pupils who move into the area at a later date, who are considered individually. Living in a catchment area can, however, give pupils a higher priority for admission to a school over other pupils who live outside the catchment area.

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