Batley Grammar School

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Carlinghow Hill
Batley
WF17 0AD
01924474980
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Pupils
892
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Ages
3 - 16
Gender
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Mixed
Building
Type
Free school - Mainstream
Mr ofsted
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.06
Ofsted Report
(26/9/18)
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65%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths
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Batley Grammar School is smaller than the average sized school. The number of pupils on roll, although increased since the previous inspection, in the primary and secondary phases is smaller than for the equivalent school nationally. The sixth-form is very small and a public consultation regarding its future closed in December 2014. As a result, the sixth-form will close in 2016 with no further admissions accepted from September 2015. The school was judged to require improvement at the time of its last inspection. It received a visit from one of Her Majesty’s Inspectors in April 2013 and was judged to be taking effective action to tackle the areas requiring improvement. Almost three-quarters of pupils are from minority ethnic groups. This is very high compared with the national average. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils (those eligible for support through the pupil premium) is low compared to the national average. The pupil premium is additional government funding to support those pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and those children looked after by the local authority. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs is low compared to the national average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress at the end of Year 6 and Year 11 in English and mathematics. At the time of the inspection, there are no pupils accessing alternative provision. No students in Year 11 were entered early for GCSE examinations in 2014. Full-time early years provision caters for reception-aged children only. Several staff have been appointed since the previous inspection to cater for the increase in pupil numbers. Other staff have left which means that the turnover for both teaching and support staff is high.

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  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.

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