Anthony Gell School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
Post 16
PUPILS
825
AGES
11 - 18
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Voluntary controlled school
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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?

4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(2/10/18)
Full Report - All Reports
72%
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

Wirksworth
Matlock
DE4 4DX
01629825577

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. You and your senior colleagues provide strong and effective leadership and you have built a committed staff team. Your leadership is successfully combining the school’s long-standing caring and compassionate ethos with a greater focus on ensuring that pupils achieve in line with their capabilities. Since taking over as headteacher after the last inspection you have established a clear vision and brought about a more aspirational culture. You have ensured that leaders track and monitor pupils’ achievements more effectively and plan interventions where appropriate. While, overall, you demonstrate that you know your school well, your selfevaluation of the quality of some areas is over-generous. The areas you identify that require improvement match those identified by inspectors. For example, you have identified that more needs to be done to ensure that pupils make more progress in some subjects to match the rates of progress reached by pupils in the highest performing subjects in the school. Your detailed plans to address any areas that require improvement are clear and appropriate. Consequently, you are able to improve on the school’s many strengths and address its areas of weakness. Your governors have a clear and detailed awareness of the school’s strengths and the areas requiring development and what needs to be done to bring about improvement. Consequently, they are well placed to provide appropriate challenge and support to you and your leaders. During the inspection, pupils’ behaviour around the school was of a very high standard. Pupils were polite and well mannered. Teachers and pupils have very positive relationships. As a result, pupils behave very well in lessons. Pupils demonstrate positive attitudes to learning and take a pride in their work. Pupils follow instructions quickly and lessons flow with minimal disruption. Instances of serious poor behaviour are rare and, consequently, exclusions are low. The vast majority of parents and carers who responded to the Ofsted online questionnaire, Parent View, were very positive about the school. Pupils are clearly very happy at the school and said that behaviour seen during the inspection was typical. Leaders’ actions to improve teaching and learning have had some success. Time is usually used well in lessons and questioning is used effectively to probe pupils’ knowledge and understanding. Pupils take a pride in their work and appreciate the feedback they get from teachers to help them improve it. Consequently, most pupils make progress in most subjects. However, leaders recognise that there is further work to do to ensure consistency and further improvement in some subject areas. At the beginning of the inspection, we agreed the key lines of enquiry to be considered during the day. These included establishing the effectiveness of leaders’ actions to improve the progress of all pupils and, specifically, girls in the sixth form. We looked at the progress you have made in addressing the areas for improvement identified in the school’s last inspection. We also considered the extent to which absence is reducing for disadvantaged pupils and pupils who have special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities. Lastly, we checked whether safeguarding is effective. These lines of enquiry are considered below. Safeguarding is effective. A strong culture of safeguarding exists in the school and you have ensured that safeguarding arrangements are fit for purpose. Record-keeping is detailed and records are of high quality. You work well with external agencies. There are suitable systems in place to check on the recruitment of staff. Staff and governors are trained and regularly updated on how to keep children safe from abuse, sexual exploitation, radicalisation and extremism. Staff know how to raise and report any concerns they might have. Pupils and parents agree that the school is a safe place. Pupils also say that the school prepares them well for managing their own safety. Pupils feel listened to and know who to turn to within the school if they have concerns. They told inspectors that your staff deal promptly with rare occurrences of bullying.

Anthony Gell School Parent Reviews



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Strongly Agree 68% Agree 26% Disagree 4% Strongly Disagree 1% Don't Know 1% {"strongly_agree"=>68, "agree"=>26, "disagree"=>4, "strongly_disagree"=>1, "dont_know"=>1} Figures based on 159 responses up to 21-07-2019
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Figures based on 159 responses up to 21-07-2019

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Figures based on 159 responses up to 21-07-2019

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Figures based on 159 responses up to 21-07-2019

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Figures based on 159 responses up to 21-07-2019

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Figures based on 159 responses up to 21-07-2019

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Figures based on 159 responses up to 21-07-2019

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Figures based on 159 responses up to 21-07-2019

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Figures based on 159 responses up to 21-07-2019

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