Bluecoat Aspley Academy
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Aspley Lane
11 - 19
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In February 2012, the Nottingham Bluecoat Science and Technology College converted to become an academy. When Ofsted last inspected that school, in March 2011, it was judged ‘good’ overall. In 2014, Bluecoat Academy became a multi-academy trust. The school then joined with one of its other secondary schools and introduced a primary school to form an all-through three to 19 school under a new registration number. This school was still called the Bluecoat Academy. In October 2017, the three combined schools were re-structured into individual schools. The founding school retained the registration number, but is now named Bluecoat Aspley Academy. Bluecoat Aspley Academy also has a sixth form registered as part of its provision. Bluecoat Academies Inspection report: Bluecoat Aspley Academy, 9–10 May 2018 Page 10 of 13 Trust changed its name to Archway Learning Trust in 2017. Bluecoat Aspley Academy is larger than the average-sized secondary school. There are currently four secondary schools and one primary school within this multi-academy trust. The trustees have overall responsibility for the governance of the school. The trust delegates some of its functions to the local governing body. The school is also part of the George Spencer Teaching Alliance. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is well above average. A quarter of the pupils are White British and another quarter are Asian or Asian British Pakistani. The rest come from a wide range of minority ethnic groups. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is well above average. The proportion of pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities is well above average. The proportion of pupils who have a statement of special educational needs or an education, health and care plan is average. The school operates a specialist-resource provision for pupils who have autism spectrum disorder. Currently, six pupils, from different years, attend the provision. All these pupils have a statement of special educational needs or an education, health and care plan. A few pupils are taught in an alternative setting known as ‘Aspire’. This is part of the academy trust. Occasionally, pupils attend the CP Riverside School, which is provided by the local authority. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress by the end of Year 11.

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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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