Co-op Academy Walkden
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
PUPILS
1436
AGES
11 - 16
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Academy converter
SCHOOL GUIDE RATING
Not Rated

How Does The School Perform?

4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(28/9/16)
Full Report - All Reports
50%
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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Old Clough Lane
Walkden
Worsley
Manchester
M28 7JB
01618501625

School Description

Walkden High School is a larger than average secondary school. The proportion of pupils who are disadvantaged and therefore supported by the pupil premium is slightly lower than the national average. The pupil premium is funding for those pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals, and for looked after children. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic groups and those who speak English as an additional language is lower than the national average. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs is broadly in line with the national average. A very small number of pupils in Year 10 and 11 access alternative education provided through Salford Open learning. The school has a specialist resource unit, known as The Hive, for a small number of Key Stage 3 pupils with moderate learning difficulties. The school receives support from a national leader of education who is the executive headteacher of St Patrick’s school, a nearby teaching school. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for students’ attainment and progress.

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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.

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