Abbey College

Secondary
Post 16

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Abbey Road
Ramsey
PE26 1DG
01487 812352
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Pupils
1086
Cake
Ages
11 - 18
Gender
Gender
Mixed
Building
Type
Academy - Converter Mainstream
Mr ofsted
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 1.95
Ofsted Report
(23/2/16)
View Report - All Reports
55%
NATIONAL AVG. 53%
5 A*-C GCSEs (or equivalent) inc. English and maths
Absence
294.4
AVERAGE
Average Point Score
Per Pupil (GCSE) (Age 16)
Value added
-22.6
School Guide
Value Added Score
56%
NATIONAL AVG. 78%
3 or more A Levels (A*-E)
or equivalent (Age 18)
Absence
748.6
AVERAGE
Average Point Score
Per Pupil (A level) (Age 18)
Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil
Teacher 17.3:1
NATIONAL AVG. 13.3:1
Pupil/Teacher Ratio
Absence
5.6%
NATIONAL AVG. 2.75%
Persistent Absence
School language
2%
NATIONAL AVG. 12%
Pupils first language
not English
Meals
10.8%
NATIONAL AVG. 14.6%
Pupils registered for free school meals
17%
NATIONAL AVG. 43%
Happiness Rating

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School Description

The school is larger than the average-sized secondary school. Most pupils are from a White British background and very few speak English as an additional language. The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium is below average. The pupil premium is additional funding for those pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and children who are looked after by the local authority. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs or disability is below the national average. A very small number of pupils are taught away from the school site in alternative provision at ACE (an alternative provision base in Peterborough), The Red Balloon Learning Centre and Peterborough Regional Centre. The headteacher has been in post for 16 months. Prior to his appointment, he was deputy headteacher at the school. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for attainment and progress. The school receives support from the principal of Thomas Deacon Academy, Peterborough, as part of the Cambridge school improvement programme.

Catchment information

Undersubscribed in 2014
Catchment map coming soon
0345 045 1370

This School Guide heat map has been plotted using official pupil data taken from the last School Census collected by the Department for Education. It is a visualisation of where pupils lived at the time of the last School Census (released annually in July).

Our heat maps use groups of postcodes, not individual postcodes, and have naturally soft edges. All pupils are included in the mapping (i.e. children with siblings already at the school, high priority pupils and selective and/or religious admissions) but we may have removed statistical ‘outliers’ with more remote postcodes that do not reflect majority admissions.

For some schools, the heat map may be a useful indicator of the catchment area but our heat maps are not the same as catchment area maps. Catchment area maps, published by the school or local authority, are based on geographical admissions criteria and show actual cut-off distances and pre-defined catchment areas for a single admission year.

This information is provided as a guide only. The areas from which pupils are admitted to a school can change from year to year to reflect the number of siblings and pupils admitted under high priority admissions criteria.

3 steps to help parents gather catchment information for a school:

  1. Look at our heat maps. They give a useful indicator of the general areas that admit pupils to the school. This visualisation is based on all attending pupils present at the time of the last School Census.
  2. Use the link to the Local Authority Contact (above) to find catchment area information based on a single admission year. This is very important if you are considering applying to a school.
  3. On each school page, use the link to visit the school website and find information on individual school admissions criteria. Geographical criteria are only applied after pupils have been admitted on higher priority criteria such as Looked After Children, SEN, siblings, etc.

See Pupil heat maps and catchment FAQs for more information about the source of pupil heat map data. We also explain the difference between our pupil heat maps, cut-off distance maps and catchment area maps.

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