Abbey College

Secondary Post 16

School Guide Rating

Logo rating
Bust
Pupils
1228
Cake
Ages
11 - 18
Gender
Gender
Mixed
Building
Type
Academy - Converter Mainstream
Religion
Religion
N/A
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NATIONAL AVG. 2.01
Ofsted Report
(27/11/13)
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55%
NATIONAL AVG. 53%
5 A*-C GCSEs (or equivalent) inc. English and maths

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Absence
296.7
AVERAGE
Average Point Score
Per Pupil (GCSE) (Age 16)

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Value added
-15.0
NATIONAL AVG. 158.0
School Guide
Value Added Score

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58%
NATIONAL AVG. 79%
3 or more A Levels (A*-E)
or equivalent (Age 18)

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Absence
653.1
AVERAGE
Average Point Score
Per Pupil (A level) (Age 18)

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17.7:1
NATIONAL AVG. 18.9:1
Pupil/Teacher Ratio

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Absence
5.9%
NATIONAL AVG. 3%
Persistent Absence

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School language
2%
NATIONAL AVG. 15%
Pupils first language
not English

Data not available

Meals
9%
NATIONAL AVG. 18%
Pupils registered for free school meals

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Abbey Road
Ramsey
PE26 1DG
01487 812352
Abbey College is a larger-than-average secondary school. The college converted to become an academy on 1 September 2011. When its predecessor school of the same name was last inspected by Ofsted, it was judged to be good. The proportion of students for whom the academy receives the pupil premium (additional funding for those students who are known to be eligible for free school meals, those with a parent in the armed services and the very few looked after by the local authority) is below average. The proportion of disabled students and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is below average. The proportion of students supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is average. The academy meets the current government floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for the attainment and progress of students by the end of Year 11. A very small number of students are taught in alternative provision away from the academy site at The County School (run by Cambridgeshire County Council) and ACE (alternative provision based in Peterborough).
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This School Guide heat map has been plotted using official pupil data taken from the last School Census. We calculate a likelihood of admission to a school from a given area based on this historical pupil data. Please see our methodology below.

Heat maps provide a useful indicator of general catchment areas but are not the same as a catchment area map published by the local authority. We are in the process of collecting this data and creating actual catchment maps for School Guide. Catchment maps are based on geographical admissions criteria and show actual cut-off distances and pre-defined catchment areas.

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  1. Look at our heat maps. They give a useful indicator of areas likely to admit pupils based on historical data. We explain how this could be helpful below.
  2. Use the link to the relevant local authority (above) to find detailed catchment information.
  3. On each school page, use the Website link to visit individual school websites and find information on their admissions criteria.

Methodology of a School Guide heat map

This School Guide heat map has been plotted using official school pupil data taken from the School Census collected by the Department for Education. The data tells us where pupils lived at the time of the last School Census (released annually in July). We calculate a likelihood of being admitted to a school from a given area based on this historical data. Areas with a high concentration of pupils successfully admitted to the school are mapped as red (‘Very Likely’), quite concentrated (‘Quite Likely) and less concentrated (‘Less Likely’). This gives a good indication of the area a pupil would need to have lived in to be accepted to the school at the time of the last available data.

Our heat maps use groups of postcodes, not individual postcodes, and have naturally soft edges. They may mirror circular catchment shapes but do not show actual cut-off distances. All pupils are included in the mapping (i.e. children with sibling(s) 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.

Living at a postcode that returns a ‘Very Likely’ rating based on historical pupil data does not guarantee admission to a current or future intake and vice versa for a ‘Not Likely’ rating. A pupil’s location always needs to be considered alongside individual school admissions criteria (e.g. faith schools require pupils to satisfy religious criteria).

School Guide provides this data 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. We recommend parents check important admissions and catchment information with the relevant local authority. All contact details are provided under Local Authority Admissions Team.

See Catchment and Heat Maps for more information about the source of the data we use to plot our heat maps.

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