Aston Academy
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
Post 16
PUPILS
1644
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

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
(13/6/18)
Full Report - All Reports
67%
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

Aughton Road
Swallownest
Sheffield
S26 4SF
01142872171

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. Since your recent appointment, you have developed a culture and ethos within the school that pushes all pupils to be ‘the best they can be’. It is clear from the lessons that inspectors visited that your teachers support this vision because they hold high expectation and aspirations for their pupils and ensure they are regularly challenged in their work. As a result, pupils in the school make good progress. You have ensured that leaders are constantly evaluating the school’s effectiveness. As a result, you have sustained ongoing improvement by swiftly identifying areas for development and deploying successful strategies to secure success. For example, you rightly recognised that the progress that pupils made in English needed to improve. Leaders have been effective in developing the curriculum in English so that pupils are challenged and receive targeted support centred on their needs. As a result, the progress that pupils now make in English has improved and is good across all key stages. Since the last inspection, all leaders have been working hard to embed a culture of high expectations and to improve the behaviour of all pupils. The actions of leaders and teachers at all levels have had a positive effect on the culture of the school.

Aston Academy Parent Reviews



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Strongly Agree 19% Agree 25% Disagree 13% Strongly Disagree 44% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>19, "agree"=>25, "disagree"=>13, "strongly_disagree"=>44, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 16 responses up to 31-08-2019
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