Definition of 'catchment area'
Example sentences containing 'catchment area'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
They can afford to buy houses in better catchment areas. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Town halls will no longer be able to spy on the public over dog fouling or school catchment areas. Times, Sunday Times (2011)We live just outside the catchment area of a school in Newport. Times, Sunday Times (2009)They wrongly suspected that she did not live in the school 's catchment area. Times, Sunday Times (2009)They also claim league tables reflect a school 's catchment area rather than the quality of teaching. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Houses in the school catchment areas sell fastest, and often for well over the asking price. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Houses here are close to parks, the golf course and in the grammar school catchment area. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Ditto for a house in a good school catchment area - but then you knew that. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Check access to transport links, school catchment areas and local employers. Times, Sunday Times (2014)You'll be engrossed in an inexplicably vicious conversation about house prices and school catchment areas by then. Times, Sunday Times (2014)One of the main incentives for Londoners is to find homes within the catchment areas of good schools. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It wanted to make sure their three-year-old daughter lived in the catchment area of the school she attended. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The family live 99 yards outside the school 's catchment area. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Unlike previous measures it does not make allowance for social or so-called contextual factors such as deprivation in a school 's catchment area. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The catchment area for her school takes in a deprived part of Bristol, which itself has the highest proportion of independent schools in a city. Times, Sunday Times (2010)I know some people go to church, but it's noticeable that they usually live outside the catchment area for decent schools. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Their plan was to catch them only pretending to live in the house they had moved to in an attempt to'play' the school catchment areas system. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Trends of 'catchment area'
Used Occasionally. catchment area is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Definition of catchment area from the Collins English Dictionary
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Our new online dictionaries for schools provide a safe and appropriate environment for children. And best of all it's ad free, so sign up now and start using at home or in the classroom.
Meme Ban, Heart Age & Collagin: September’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this September with Robert Groves.
Collins Reference Catalogue 2019
View our new 2019 reference catalogue. From dictionaries, phrasebooks, language learning, atlases and maps, general reference and puzzles, you'll be sure to find books that appeal to you.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.