Bedford High School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
PUPILS
995
AGES
11 - 16
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Community school
SCHOOL GUIDE RATING
Not Rated

How Does The School Perform?

4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(9/5/18)
Full Report - All Reports
44%
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)
Manchester Road
Leigh
WN7 2LU
01942909009

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. You, ably supported by your well-established senior leadership team and skilled governors, have put in place effective strategies to maintain strengths and improve areas of weakness. The school’s self-evaluation is honest, accurate and based on thorough analysis of a range of information. Your staff are very loyal to you and to the school. They are committed to ensuring that pupils reach their full potential. They said that you make them feel valued and give them opportunities to develop professionally. One comment typified the views of staff: ‘Now, more than ever, I feel valued, listened to and supported in my career.’ Governors bring high levels of skill, experience and loyalty. They show their commitment in the considerable time they give, not only to attending meetings, but also to visiting the school regularly to see the impact of their policies on pupils’ experiences. They use their expertise in safeguarding and pastoral matters very well to support staff in meeting pupils’ needs. The minutes of meetings show clearly that they have up-to-date and detailed knowledge of the school’s strengths and weaknesses. They use this well to ask you forthright and challenging questions. Governors have played an important role in securing improvements in pupils’ progress.

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 2020, ONS
01942 244 991

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 areas from which pupils are admitted to a school can change from year to year to reflect the number of siblings and pupils admitted under high priority admissions criteria.

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.

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