Bishop's Hatfield Girls' School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
Post 16
PUPILS
895
AGES
11 - 18
GENDER
Girls
TYPE
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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 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.

How Does The School Perform?

4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(9/2/16)
Full Report - All Reports
81%
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) UNLOCK Well Below Average (About 5% of schools in England) Below Average (About 25% of schools in England) Average (About 48% of schools in England) Above Average (About 17% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 5% 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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% of pupils who achieved 3 A levels at AAB or higher

These results over time show historic performance for key exam results. We show pre-pandemic results as the fairest indicator of whether performance is up, down or stable

Woods Avenue
Hatfield
AL10 8NL
01707275331

School Description

This school is smaller than the average-sized secondary school. The proportion of pupils with special educational needs or disability is below average. The proportion of pupils for whom the school receives the pupil premium is below average. This is additional funding for pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals and those looked after by the local authority. The number of pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds is a little above average, as is the proportion who speak English as an additional language. The sixth form is part of the Welwyn Hatfield 14–19 Collaborative Group, providing a consortium with Onslow St Audrey’s School in Hatfield and Stanborough School, Monk’s Walk School and Sir Frederic Osborn School in Welwyn Garden City. There are no pupils educated in alternative provision. The school has been awarded ArtsMark Gold and SportsMark, and has achieved the National Healthy Schools’ Standard, the full Department for Education International School Award, The Prince’s Trust Institute award in geography and has been designated a Fairtrade school. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for the attainment and progress of pupils.

Bishop's Hatfield Girls' School Reviews


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“Great school!”
"> I have a daughter of 14 years old here. She is doing extremely well, her attainment is well above average (and she's a pretty average child). We are very pleased with everything: the school staff are very friendly and sort any queries out straight away. We can email each teacher. She loves going to school and so do her friends - which says a lot.
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