Abbeywood Community School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
Post 16
PUPILS
1022
AGES
11 - 18
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Academy sponsor led
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This pupil heat map shows where pupils currently attending the school live.
The concentration of pupils shows likelihood of admission based on distance criteria

Source: All attending pupils National School Census Data 2021, ONS
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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 annual School Census.

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 criteria in which schools use to allocate places in the event that they are oversubscribed can and do vary between schools and over time. These criteria can include distance from the school and sometimes specific catchment areas but can also include, amongst others, priority for siblings, children of a particular faith or specific feeder schools. Living in an area where children have previously attended a school does not guarantee admission to the school in future years. Always check with the school’s own admission authority for the current admission arrangements.

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

  1. Look at our school catchment area guide for more information on 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 annual 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.

How Does The School Perform?

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NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(19/11/19)
Full Report - All Reports
62%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths



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Progress Compared With All Other Schools

UNLOCK Well Below Average (About 12% of schools in England) Below Average (About 20% of schools in England) Average (About 37% of schools in England) Above Average (About 17% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 14% of schools in England) UNLOCK Well Below Average (About 5% of schools in England) Below Average (About 25% of schools in England) Average (About 48% of schools in England) Above Average (About 17% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 5% of schools in England)

School Results Over Time

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% of pupils who achieved 5+ GCSEs grade 9-4
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% of pupils who achieved GCSE grade 5 or above in both English and maths
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% of pupils who achieved 3 A levels at AAB or higher

These results over time show historic performance for key exam results. We show pre-pandemic results as the fairest indicator of whether performance is up, down or stable

New Road
Stoke Gifford
Bristol
BS34 8SF
01454862986

School Description

Pupils are happy at the school; they say that it feels safe and that people are kind to each other. Pupils are very positive about their school; they value it and like it. They told us that if bullying does occur, it is quickly dealt with by the teachers. Pupils say that the school is inclusive and has a genuine community feel. They have noticed the many improvements that have taken place and are pleased with them. Pupils behave well in lessons and say that they are able to learn. They like the many opportunities that the school offers them. For example, there is a wide range of activities offered after school, ranging from technology activities to sports, and these are very popular. Trustees and staff are very ambitious for the school. They all work hard to keep improving it. The school is well organised and has detailed plans to ensure that pupils learn key information at the right time. These plans are not yet fully established in all subject areas, but they are developing. The school has high expectations for all pupils. Staff have given much thought to how pupils learn. This has resulted in a wholeschool approach to teaching that enables pupils to learn more and make stronger progress.

Abbeywood Community School Parent Reviews



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Strongly Agree 81% Agree 11% Disagree 3% Strongly Disagree 4% Don't Know 1% {"strongly_agree"=>81, "agree"=>11, "disagree"=>3, "strongly_disagree"=>4, "dont_know"=>1} Figures based on 188 responses up to 09-01-2020
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Figures based on 188 responses up to 09-01-2020

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Figures based on 188 responses up to 09-01-2020

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Figures based on 188 responses up to 09-01-2020

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Figures based on 188 responses up to 09-01-2020

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Figures based on 188 responses up to 09-01-2020

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Figures based on 42 responses up to 09-01-2020

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Figures based on 188 responses up to 09-01-2020

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Figures based on 188 responses up to 09-01-2020

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Figures based on 188 responses up to 09-01-2020

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Figures based on 188 responses up to 09-01-2020

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Figures based on 188 responses up to 09-01-2020

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Figures based on 188 responses up to 09-01-2020

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Figures based on 188 responses up to 09-01-2020

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