Bexleyheath Academy
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

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Woolwich Road
11 - 18
Academy sponsor led mainstream
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5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths
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School Description

Bexleyheath Academy is larger than the average-sized secondary school. It converted to an academy in September 2011. It is part of the Academies Enterprise Trust. The majority of pupils come from a White British background. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is above the national average. The proportion of pupils with SEND is above that of other schools. The proportion of pupils who have an education, health and care (EHC) plan is below Inspection report: Bexleyheath Academy, 28–29 November 2018 Page 9 of 12 the national average. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is below the national average. A very small number of pupils attend alternative provision at Horizons Academy and Break Through. No reference is made to them in this report because to do so would risk identifying them. The principal took up his post in January 2018. He is supported by an executive principal who took up his post in September 2018.

Bexleyheath Academy Catchment Area Map

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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 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.

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  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.

Bexleyheath Academy Reviews

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"> When my daughter joined in year 7, this was a good school that rapidly declined with a succession of Headteachers who made a lot of promises but delivered on none. However, since Mr Steel took over in January 2018, the school has seen rapid improvement, so much so that I sent my son here in September 2018. Teacher absence has been reduced as has the use of supply teachers, which means teaching standards have improved and are more consistent. There is far more communication from the school, particularly on positive behaviour and attitude. Overall a good school where both my children are doing well.
“Actually this is a good school!”
"> I have to speak up in support of this school. My son has just started year 10 and he is progressing really well. He loves school and has never been bullied. Ok, so there was a deterioration in behaviour as headteachers regularly changed over a period of 3 years. However since January 2018 when Mr Steel became Head, the behaviour has steadily improved. The new Executive Head Mr Mundy-Castle is very impressive and, in my opinion, the only way is up for BA. There are some amazing teachers some of who have been in the school for years. They really believe in the kids and work so hard. BA will give your child a varied and rounded education; and they will thrive and develop in their confidence.
“Rapid Decline”
"> My son left primary school with a Gifted & Talented status in Numeracy and Literacy. After three seperate heads, numerous supply teachers in multiple subjects and very little attention being paid to children's needs in years 10 and 11, he scraped through his GCSEs with the 5 passes he needed for the college of his choice. In two subjects he was told by the teacher that his coursework would get him an "A or B" and that he need not add to it. The end result? Two E's! Why on earth tell a kid not to do any more coursework as h was guaranteed a pass, only for the examiner to deem it an E? At parent's evenings I have given numerous teachers permission to take my son's phone from him during a lesson if required. This was agreed verablly face to face and with my son in attendance. Less than a week later, we get a call saying, "Your son was on his phone during my lesson". Please, please think twice about sending your child to this school where a child is pulled up on narrowly falling short of the uniform policy but, in my experience, when concerns are raised about teacher turnover, poor standards or teaching and parent-teacher communications, the school suffers from acute selective hearing.
“Don't do it!”
"> Genuinely poor school. Staff often off sick; too many supply teachers. Good staff leave for other schools quite quickly in my experience as a parent. Seem to think their Ofsted report was ok but it's awful. Bright children do well because they are bright and self motivated, students who aren't so academic are left behind. Laughable GCSE results when compared with schools in the area or in Greenwich.
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