Catcote Academy
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
Post 16
Special school
PUPILS
187
AGES
11 - 19
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Academy special converter

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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
(3/3/20)
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100%
NATIONAL AVG. 87%
Happiness Rating
4.1:1
NATIONAL AVG. 16.6:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
13.3%
NATIONAL AVG. 13.7%
Persistent Absence
2.1%
NATIONAL AVG. 17.2%
Pupils first language
not English
54.7%
NATIONAL AVG. 20.8%
Free school meals
Catcote Road
Hartlepool
TS25 4EZ
01429264036

School Description

Pupils enjoy attending Catcote Academy. Pupils really like their school, especially that they ‘focus on what we can do, not what we can’t’. Pupils feel happy and safe at school because they know that adults care about them. Pupils feel that bullying happens at Catcote rarely, if ever, and, if it does, the staff act quickly to prevent it reoccurring. Most pupils behave very well and are proud of their school. Staff have a very good understanding of the needs of the pupils they work with. Staff all focus on how students can work towards a future where they can be as independent as they can be, at home or in a work setting. Pupils thrive in their personal development. They learn through real-life experiences such as: working in the school’s Vestry Café in a local art gallery; working at Catcote Metro in the town centre; visiting the school’s caravan at a local holiday park; or completing vocational learning at the Catcote Learning and Skills Centre. Pupils are encouraged to travel independently (where appropriate). This all leads to valuable work-related learning and opportunities for future employment.

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