Wheatley Park School is slightly smaller than the average secondary school. Most students are of White British heritage. The proportion of students who are from minority ethnic backgrounds and the proportion who speak English as an additional language are both below average. The proportion of students eligible for the pupil premium is below the national average. This is additional funding to support students known to be eligible for free school meals, those in local authority care and students with a parent in the armed forces. The proportion of students with a statement of special educational needs is slightly above average and those with special educational needs supported at school action is average. The proportion of disabled students is below average. A very small number of students attend alternative provision on vehicle maintenance and construction courses. Approximately one in ten students is eligible for the Year 7 catch-up programme. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum level expected for pupils’ attainment and progress.