Albany Academy
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
PUPILS
723
AGES
11 - 16
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Academy converter
SCHOOL GUIDE RATING
Not Rated

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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, 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?

Good
NATIONAL AVG. 2.09
Ofsted Inspection
(15/11/2022)
Full Report - All Reports
51%
NATIONAL AVG. 38%
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 15% of schools in England) Below Average (About 18% of schools in England) Average (About 35% of schools in England) Above Average (About 16% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 16% 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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Bolton Road
Chorley
PR7 3AY
01257244020

School Description

You, with school leaders and governors, have maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. You display determination in securing continuous improvement and persistence in overcoming underachievement. You have very accurately identified improvement areas and have implemented effective strategies to address them. Staff and governors support these priorities and this has developed a strong team committed to improve. Further, you have ensured that staff and governors understand these improvement priories and strategies, resulting in a strong team approach. You have made sure that achievement is good for most pupils and weaker areas are improving. You have created a very safe, happy and purposeful school environment. Behaviour is of a very high standard and pupils are keen to learn. They are respectful, tolerant and welcoming. They enjoy school, feel very safe and appreciate the support that they receive. Parents have positive views about the school and are supportive of its work. Parents of younger pupils particularly appreciate your efforts to ensure a successful transition from primary school. Parents also value the effective management you and school leaders provide and the quality of support and care their children receive. Many parents fully endorse your successful efforts to create a happy school where their children can ‘excel’. An overwhelming number of parents would recommend your school to others.

Albany Academy Parent Reviews



unlock % Parents Recommend This School
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>38, "agree"=>44, "disagree"=>6, "strongly_disagree"=>12, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 108 responses up to 12-06-2023
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>42, "agree"=>44, "disagree"=>5, "strongly_disagree"=>9, "dont_know"=>1} UNLOCK Figures based on 108 responses up to 12-06-2023
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>36, "agree"=>40, "disagree"=>15, "strongly_disagree"=>5, "dont_know"=>5} UNLOCK Figures based on 108 responses up to 12-06-2023
My Child Has Not Been Bullied Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"my_child_has_not_been_bullied"=>53, "strongly_agree"=>8, "agree"=>10, "disagree"=>8, "strongly_disagree"=>11, "dont_know"=>9} UNLOCK Figures based on 108 responses up to 12-06-2023
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>16, "agree"=>42, "disagree"=>24, "strongly_disagree"=>15, "dont_know"=>4} UNLOCK Figures based on 108 responses up to 12-06-2023
I Have Not Raised Any Concerns Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"i_have_not_raised_any_concerns"=>23, "strongly_agree"=>23, "agree"=>21, "disagree"=>15, "strongly_disagree"=>17, "dont_know"=>1} UNLOCK Figures based on 108 responses up to 12-06-2023
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>19, "agree"=>34, "disagree"=>9, "strongly_disagree"=>38, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 32 responses up to 12-06-2023
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>39, "agree"=>36, "disagree"=>10, "strongly_disagree"=>4, "dont_know"=>11} UNLOCK Figures based on 108 responses up to 12-06-2023
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>37, "agree"=>39, "disagree"=>13, "strongly_disagree"=>5, "dont_know"=>6} UNLOCK Figures based on 108 responses up to 12-06-2023
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>26, "agree"=>36, "disagree"=>20, "strongly_disagree"=>12, "dont_know"=>6} UNLOCK Figures based on 108 responses up to 12-06-2023
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>33, "agree"=>56, "disagree"=>6, "strongly_disagree"=>1, "dont_know"=>3} UNLOCK Figures based on 108 responses up to 12-06-2023
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>25, "agree"=>56, "disagree"=>7, "strongly_disagree"=>4, "dont_know"=>7} UNLOCK Figures based on 108 responses up to 12-06-2023
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>26, "agree"=>41, "disagree"=>19, "strongly_disagree"=>7, "dont_know"=>7} UNLOCK Figures based on 108 responses up to 12-06-2023
Yes No {"yes"=>73, "no"=>27} UNLOCK Figures based on 108 responses up to 12-06-2023

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