Blue Coat Church of England Academy

Secondary
Post 16

School Guide Rating


Birmingham Street
Walsall
WS1 2ND
01922720558
Pupils
880
Ages
11 - 18
Gender
Mixed
Type
Academy sponsor led mainstream
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.06
Ofsted Report
(30/1/18)
View Report - All Reports
33%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths
18%
NATIONAL AVG. 43%
GCSE Grade 5 (strong pass) or above in both English and maths
35.1
Attainment 8 score
Results in 8 core subjects
NATIONAL AVERAGE 46.7
-0.21
Progress 8 score
SATs to GCSE
NATIONAL AVERAGE -0.03
DATA
GUIDE

Secondary Data
Explained for parents
6%
NATIONAL AVG. 14%
3 A levels at AAB or higher inc. two facilitating subjects
19.6
A level average point score
NATIONAL AVERAGE 34.3
D
Average A level result
NATIONAL AVERAGE C+
-0.21
A level progress score
GCSE to A level
NATIONAL AVERAGE -0.02
88%
NATIONAL AVG. 87%
Happiness Rating

Ofsted Parent View

15.7:1
NATIONAL AVG. 16.3:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
15.3%
NATIONAL AVG. 13.9%
Persistent Absence
58%
NATIONAL AVG. 16.9%
Pupils first language
not English
51.0%
NATIONAL AVG. 27.7%
Free school meals
11%
NATIONAL AVG. 10%
Pupils with SEN support

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School Description

The school converted to an academy in September 2012. When its predecessor school, Blue Coat Church of England Comprehensive School, was last inspected by Ofsted, it was judged to be satisfactory. Blue Coat Church of England Academy is much smaller than the average secondary school. According to the latest academy data, almost half of its students speak English as an additional language, which is well above the national average, and fewer than 15% of students are White British. The proportion of disabled students and those who have special educational needs is well above average. The proportion of students who have a statement or an education, health and care plan is below average. Over half of all students are supported by pupil premium (extra funding provided by the government for students who are eligible for free school meals or are looked after by local authority), which is well above average. A large number of Years 7 and 8 students benefit from the nationally-funded catch-up programme, which is for students who do not achieve the expected Level 4 in reading or mathematics at the end of their primary schooling. None of the students in the academy attend alternative provision elsewhere. The academy meets the government’s floor standards which set the minimum expectations for students’ attainment and progress at Key Stage 4. The academy is a stand-alone academy sponsored by the Church of England Central Education Trust (CECET). Its co-sponsor, Holte School, is an outstanding school in Birmingham. In March 2013, the school was awarded the Anti-Bullying Silver Award. In June 2013, it was awarded the Inclusion Quality Mark (IQM), and in June 2014 gained IQM Centre of Excellence Status. As an IQM Centre of Excellence, the academy has supported other schools, including Birchills Church of England Community Academy and Streetly Academy in gaining the Inclusion Quality Mark.

Blue Coat Church of England Academy Catchment Area Map

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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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  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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