Alcester Academy

Secondary

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This school has 1 parent review


Gerard Road
Alcester
B49 6QQ
01789762285
Pupils
536
Ages
11 - 16
Gender
Mixed
Type
Academy - Converter mainstream
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.06
Ofsted Report
(13/3/19)
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88%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths
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The academy is smaller than the average-sized secondary school and the number on roll has fallen in recent years. The very large majority of pupils are White British. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is average. The proportion of pupils who are disadvantaged and receive support from the pupil premium, which is the additional funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and those in local authority care, is below average. The academy meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for the attainment and progress of pupils by the end of Year 11. At Key Stage 4, a very small number of pupils follow work-related courses at Stratford-upon-Avon College for four days each week, and a similarly small number attend alternative provision at Hybrid Arts in Leamington Spa for one day each week. A further very small number attend Stratford-uponAvon College and Heart of Worcestershire College for three days and one day respectively each week, and Wild Goose Rural Training for one day a week. The headteacher was appointed to his post permanently in November 2013. The head of mathematics and the assistant head of mathematics joined the academy in September 2014.

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Alcester Academy Reviews

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"> As a former pupil, who left in July 2013, I consider that I am well placed to comment about this school as I have clearly had first hand experience. In order for any organisation to work good management is essential. However, this is Alcester Academy’s first problem – the leadership was bad. This lack of ability naturally flows to down the hierarchy and it resulted in teachers who also could not teach to an adequate standard not been advised of their poor performance. I must stress that some teachers were good but they were let down by their less able colleagues. The teachers who lacked ability also lacked good teaching principles. This lead to a total lack of respect from the students. In addition, due to the unruly behaviour, I cannot state that I felt safe at the school and that is quite damming of a school in rural Warwickshire. Given that half the students who leave get GCSE grades between A and C, this being below the national average, confirms to me that serious work is needed. As such, I cannot see any transformation in Alcester Academy for at least 3 years. In conclusion, if you or your children want a good school where most of the teachers are nice and care about their job and the students, then go to another school. It is therefore no surprise that I STRONGLY advise not to go to Alcester Academy.
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