Bardwell School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school
PUPILS
95
AGES
2 - 19
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Academy special converter

Can I Get My Child Into This 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
(19/7/18)
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93%
NATIONAL AVG. 93%
Happiness Rating
7.2:1
NATIONAL AVG. 20.7:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
28.6%
NATIONAL AVG. 8.2%
Persistent Absence
12.6%
NATIONAL AVG. 20.9%
Pupils first language
not English
27.2%
NATIONAL AVG. 20.8%
Free school meals

This school is now an academy. If no data is available for the new academy,
we link to the last available data set as this type of academy is treated as a continuing school

Hendon Place
Sunderland Drive
Bicester
OX26 4RZ
01869242182

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. You are relentless in your pursuit of high achievement for all pupils. Along with senior leaders, you have continued your journey in taking the school forward since the last inspection. There is now a greater focus on pupils’ learning, and increased consistency in your planning and target-setting arrangements. You are passionate about ensuring that all pupils in your school are supported as individuals to achieve their full potential. You and your staff team are determined to provide opportunities for all pupils to develop, both academically and personally, in order to prepare them for their next destinations, including college and the workplace. Your staff are very proud to be members of Bardwell School and they share your vision and values. They have a high level of job satisfaction and agree that the school is well led and managed. Teachers and teaching assistants alike believe that there is now a real sense of working together as a teaching team. The local authority recognises what you have developed at this school, and senior leaders of local special schools have visited to see your detailed curriculum in action. You correctly recognise that every pupil in your school has individual needs. As a result, you have ensured that there is a highly effective curriculum in place that is tailor-made to meet these needs. Your well-trained staff create individualised learning plans and meet the educational and personal needs of pupils effectively.

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