Boldon School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
PUPILS
786
AGES
11 - 16
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Community school
SCHOOL GUIDE RATING
Not Rated

How Does The School Perform?

4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(18/9/19)
Full Report - All Reports
55%
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

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New Road
Boldon Colliery
NE35 9DZ
01915362176

School Description

Boldon School has improved a lot since the previous inspection. Pupils are more interested in their studies and want to improve. They enjoy school because they feel welcomed and valued. Pupils behave well and feel safe. They are polite to one another and to the staff. The staff do not accept bullying. If it happens, they do everything they can to stop it. Teachers have also made sure that pupils feel safe to express their identity. At lunchtime, pupils get on well with one another and share a joke with their teachers. There is a relaxed atmosphere in the dining hall and outside in social areas. Most teachers set high standards. In lessons, pupils follow instructions straight away. They contribute well in discussions and respect each other’s opinions. Pupils are proud of their achievements and are getting better exam results than they did in the past. Boldon School serves its community well. It provides a good range of events for local people to get involved. Most parents feel the school is doing a good job. The pupils enjoy the trips to other countries and the many visits to local places of interest. Most pupils enjoy attending one or more of the many after-school clubs.

Can I Get My Child Into This School?

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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 2020, 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.

Boldon School Reviews


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BY PARENTS, FOR PARENTS

“Excellent”
"> Three of my children have been to boldon and have had an excellent eduction. They have formed great relationships with the teachers - as have I. Highly recommended.
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