Blackwood School

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Blackwood Road
Streetly
Sutton Coldfield
B74 3PH
01213531876
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Pupils
703
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Ages
3 - 11
Gender
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Mixed
Building
Type
Community school
Mr ofsted
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.05
Ofsted Report
(6/10/16)
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74%
NATIONAL AVG. 65%
% pupils meeting the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics
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Blackwood School is among the largest primary schools in the country. Two thirds of the pupils are from White British families, and a third are from minority ethnic backgrounds, mainly Indian. An average proportion of pupils speak English as an additional language. About five per cent of the pupils have special educational needs and/or disabilities, which is well below average. At about two per cent, the proportion of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals is much lower than is usually found. The governing body manages the Little Robins wrap-around care for Nursery age children, which is registered for 16 children. It is also responsible for the Woodpeckers breakfast and after-school clubs, which include children from the Early Years Foundation Stage and pupils from Key Stages 1 and 2. Both Little Robins and Woodpeckers were inspected by the team. There have been significant changes to staffing, leadership and governance since the previous inspection. The headteacher has been in post for one year and at present there is an acting deputy headteacher. There are also a number of new members of the governing body, including a recently appointed Chair. The school has Healthy Schools status and the Activemark award.

Blackwood School 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 last School Census (released annually in July).

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 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 last 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.

See Pupil heat maps FAQs for more information about the source of pupil heat map data.

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