Abbey Park School

Secondary

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Redhouse Way
Swindon
SN25 2ND
01793705400

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Pupils
944
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Ages
11 - 16
Gender
Gender
Mixed
Building
Type
Academy sponsor led mainstream
Mr ofsted
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.04
Ofsted Report
(28/9/16)
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62%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) or A*-C including English and maths
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Isambard Community School is an average-sized secondary school. Pupils’ prior attainment in all year groups is above the national average. The school and local authority are currently arranging additional support for the school from outside the borough. The proportion of pupils who are disadvantaged is much lower than the national average. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities is in line with the national average. The proportion who have a statement of special educational needs or an education, health and care plan is slightly below the national average. In 2015, the school met the government’s current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress by the end of Year 11. A very small number of pupils attend alternative provision for part of their studies at Inspection report: Isambard Community School, 27–28 September 2016 Page 10 of 13 either Swindon College or the Riverside Centre. The school does not meet requirements on the publication of information about the pupil premium strategy for the current academic year or Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up funding on its website. There was no complaints policy on the website and the special educational needs report does not contain all the information that is required.

Abbey Park School Catchment Area Map

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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.

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  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.

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