Archbishop Holgate's School, A Church of England Academy
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
Post 16
PUPILS
1755
AGES
11 - 18
GENDER
Mixed
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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
01904 551 554

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
(12/10/21)
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75%
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

Hull Road
York
YO10 5ZA
01904411341

School Description

Archbishop Holgate’s School is an exceptional place for pupils to learn. The school’s values of justice, compassion, forgiveness and trust are at the heart of every aspect of school life. Leaders have established a culture of respect, dignity and inclusivity that allows every pupil to thrive. Leaders place a significant emphasis on the development of pupils’ personal qualities. Pupils benefit hugely from the extensive opportunities to learn in and out of the classroom. They value this cultural enrichment. All staff have very high expectations of pupils. Lessons provide opportunities for pupils to be curious and to reflect on what they have been taught. Pupils’ behaviour is exceptional. Pupils who require additional support receive it promptly. The school environment is calm and purposeful. Pupils are confident and articulate and produce consistently high-quality work. Their ability to recall key content from the curriculum is noteworthy. Pupils enjoy attending this school. They are safe here. They are resilient and support each other to do well. They get help when they need it from staff. Parents rate the school highly. Staff are also incredibly proud to work here.

Archbishop Holgate's School, A Church of England Academy Parent Reviews



Average Parent Rating

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“Overpriced school uniforms”

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"> I am no longer a parent of a school-age child but do have a deal to do with several school-agers, some of whom will be starting at Archbishop Holgate's this September. There has been much publicity about the cost of school uniforms. I have been spoken to by parents about this and am surprised they have had to pay such large sums out for items of clothing which incorporate the school logo. I queried as to why they didn't buy the stitch-on logo badge and am astounded to learn that this school doesn't provide/sell them, thus making every term or outgrown article very expensive to replace. Many of these parents are not 'disadvantaged' and/or receiving external financial help. They are just 'managing' on their earnings and being able to save any little amount of money is essential for them. Surely any help that can be given to financially overstretched parents should be given and a small gesture would be to ensure they could purchase a logo badge. Please note: this is not a criticism of the school as I understand the education of the pupils is excellent and I give a four star rating, because nothing is perfect.
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Strongly Agree 65% Agree 32% Disagree 1% Strongly Disagree 1% Don't Know 1% {"strongly_agree"=>65, "agree"=>32, "disagree"=>1, "strongly_disagree"=>1, "dont_know"=>1} Figures based on 463 responses up to 30-03-2022
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Figures based on 463 responses up to 30-03-2022

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Figures based on 463 responses up to 30-03-2022

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Figures based on 463 responses up to 30-03-2022

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Figures based on 463 responses up to 30-03-2022

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Figures based on 463 responses up to 30-03-2022

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Figures based on 79 responses up to 30-03-2022

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Figures based on 463 responses up to 30-03-2022

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Figures based on 463 responses up to 30-03-2022

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Figures based on 463 responses up to 30-03-2022

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Figures based on 463 responses up to 30-03-2022

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Figures based on 463 responses up to 30-03-2022

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Figures based on 463 responses up to 30-03-2022

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Figures based on 463 responses up to 30-03-2022

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