Wigston Academy
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LE18 2DT
11 - 16
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The school has emerged from a period of local restructuring, following the merging of two former middle schools. This has resulted in the addition of a new key stage 4. 2018 was the first year of GCSE outcomes for pupils in Year 11. The majority of pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils in receipt of the pupil premium funding is broadly in line with the national average. The proportion of pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities is broadly in line with the national average. The school has a specialist resource base for 12 pupils who have autism. A small number of pupils attend curriculum provision off-site. The provision used is provided by the Leicestershire Behaviour Partnership. Additionally, a small number of pupils attend Abington House and follow a school-based alternative curriculum pathway. Inspection report: Wigston Academy, 25–26 September 2018 Page 8 of 10 Information about this inspection This inspection was carried out under Section 5 of the Education Act 2005. Inspectors observed 49 parts of lessons across the school, in a range of subjects. Inspectors also visited tutor time and an assembly. Inspectors spoke with five groups of pupils across all year groups. Inspectors met with a range of school leaders, including the headteacher and chief executive officer of Wigston Academies Trust, and senior leaders responsible for teaching and learning, behaviour and personal development. Inspectors also spoke with the special educational needs coordinator, the designated safeguarding lead, the leader for careers, and pastoral and subject leaders. A meeting was held with three governors, and the lead inspector also held a telephone conversation with the chair of the governing body. A range of documentation was examined, including the school’s self-evaluation; pupils’ performance information; the minutes of meetings of the governing body; behaviour logs; curriculum plans; and school policies in relation to safeguarding, behaviour and assessment. Inspectors also looked at samples of pupils’ work across a wide range of curriculum subjects. Inspectors evaluated the 59 responses to Parent View, Ofsted’s online survey, and the 82 responses to Ofsted’s school staff survey. Inspection team Chris Stevens, lead inspector Her Majesty’s Inspector Dick Vasey Ofsted Inspector Linda Thompson Ofsted Inspector Peter Monk Ofsted Inspector Alison Davies Ofsted Inspector Inspection report: Wigston Academy, 25–26 September 2018 Page 9 of 10 Any complaints about the inspection or the report should be made following the procedures set out in the guidance ‘Raising concerns and making a complaint about Ofsted’, which is available from Ofsted’s website: www.gov.uk/government/publications/complaints-about-ofsted. If you would like Ofsted to send you a copy of the guidance, please telephone 0300 123 4234, or email [email protected]

Wigston Academy 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 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 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 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.

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