Birches Head Academy
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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)

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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School Description

The school does not meet the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress at the end of Year 11. The school meets the Department for Education’s definition of a coasting school based on key stage 4 academic results in 2015, 2016 and 2017. Birches Head Academy is smaller than the average-sized secondary school. Leaders are applying for the school to become part of the Alpha Academy Trust. Currently governance is provided by the school, the local authority and members of the Alpha Academy Trust. Some support is provided to the school by a national leader of education. Most pupils are White British. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is above average. Inspection report: Birches Head Academy, 26–27 June 2018 Page 9 of 12 The proportion of pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities, including those who have an education, health and care plan, is broadly average. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is above the national average. Eight pupils attend alternative provision at Stoke College, Sporting Stars, Alpha Learning and Created Academy, on a full-time basis.

Birches Head Academy Parent Reviews

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“I take my hat off to these teachers”

"> I find it unfair this school as a whole is labeled so negativity. The staff care about the pupils' education & wellbeing. They have an excellent safe guarding team who work extremely well with pupils and parents. I've personally found they don't just write kids off for challenging behaviour. They listen & value their pupils opinions & points of view. They do the best of their ability to deal with any issues appropriately & effectively in my opinion. I take my hat off to these remarkable people who work in secondary school education because I seriously couldn't do this job. I hope Birches Head Academy starts to be recognised for all the positive changes they've made and consistently continue to do so.
“Good safe guarding”

"> I'm a parent of a year 10 pupil. Birches Head Academy does have a good safe guarding team. They do very well at communicating with parents if there are issues at school with students.
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This school is an academy and does not conform to the general school admission criteria set down by the Local Education Authority.