Castle Newnham School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
PUPILS
643
AGES
11 - 16
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Foundation school
SCHOOL GUIDE RATING
Not Rated

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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 2021, 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 criteria in which schools use to allocate places in the event that they are oversubscribed can and do vary between schools and over time. These criteria can include distance from the school and sometimes specific catchment areas but can also include, amongst others, priority for siblings, children of a particular faith or specific feeder schools. Living in an area where children have previously attended a school does not guarantee admission to the school in future years. Always check with the school’s own admission authority for the current admission arrangements.

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.

How Does The School Perform?

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NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(25/9/18)
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Polhill Avenue
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MK41 9DT
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School Description

Castle Newnham School was formed in January 2016, when Castle Lower School and Newnham Middle School federated to offer an all-through education to pupils from age four to 16 across two sites. Although the two schools still retain separate identities with the Department for Education, they share one governing body and one federation principal. The secondary school currently has pupils from Year 7 through to Year 10. The school has no published outcomes. It is smaller than the average-sized secondary school. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is just above the national average. Just over half of pupils come from White British backgrounds. The proportion of pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities is above average, as is the proportion of pupils who have an education, health and care plan. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is in line with other schools nationally.

Castle Newnham School Parent Reviews



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Strongly Agree 50% Agree 43% Disagree 4% Strongly Disagree 4% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>50, "agree"=>43, "disagree"=>4, "strongly_disagree"=>4, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 56 responses up to 26-11-2018
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Figures based on 56 responses up to 26-11-2018

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Figures based on 56 responses up to 26-11-2018

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Figures based on 56 responses up to 26-11-2018

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Figures based on 56 responses up to 26-11-2018

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Figures based on 56 responses up to 26-11-2018

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Figures based on 56 responses up to 26-11-2018

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Figures based on 56 responses up to 26-11-2018

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Figures based on 56 responses up to 26-11-2018

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Figures based on 56 responses up to 26-11-2018

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Figures based on 56 responses up to 26-11-2018

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Figures based on 56 responses up to 26-11-2018

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