Bury St Edmunds County Upper School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
Post 16
PUPILS
973
AGES
13 - 18
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
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How Does The School Perform?

4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(30/6/21)
Full Report - All Reports
68%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths



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Beetons Way
Bury St Edmunds
IP32 6RF
01284 754857

School Description

The school is part of the Bury St Edmunds All-Through Trust. The board of trustees delegates some of its responsibilities to the local governing body, through the scheme of delegation. The school has its own leadership team and headteacher. The school is an average-sized secondary school. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is below the national average. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils funded through the pupil premium is below the Inspection report: Bury St Edmunds County Upper School, 16–17 January 2019 Page 10 of 13 national average. The percentage of pupils with SEND is below the national average, as is the proportion of pupils who have education, health and care plans. The school uses alternative provision at: – West Suffolk College – Green Light Trust, The Foundry, Bury Road, Lawshall, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP29 4PJ.

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.

Bury St Edmunds County Upper School Reviews


Average Rating:

BY PARENTS, FOR PARENTS

“Highly recommended.”
"> Excellent school. The head and SMT know all the children individually, by name. The teaching is excellent with the teachers giving the extra mile constantly. We particularly like the several opportunities to go into school for parent teacher consultations and with constant, open dialogue with teachers via email, you know that you will get a reply as soon as possible. My daughter was in a class of 3 for her Spanish, which was amazing in a world of tight budgets. The school constantly strives for pupils to do their best. The extra curriculum activities have a good range from sports to languages and even astronomy! We are so proud of our daughter's achievements here.
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