Critchill Special School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school
PUPILS
80
AGES
4 - 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?

4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(24/4/18)
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93%
NATIONAL AVG. 93%
Happiness Rating
6.8:1
NATIONAL AVG. 20.7:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
30.8%
NATIONAL AVG. 8.2%
Persistent Absence
5%
NATIONAL AVG. 20.9%
Pupils first language
not English
41.2%
NATIONAL AVG. 20.8%
Free school meals

This school is now an academy. If no data is available for the new academy,
we link to the last available data set as this type of academy is treated as a continuing school

Nunney Road
Frome
BA11 4LB
01373464148

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. All staff are proud to be members of the school. They readily participate in developing improvements in small teams or as individuals. A key member of the school team is Dolly, the school’s dog. She is, as was her predecessor, a vital part of the therapeutic and sensory work for some pupils. Good use is made of the on-site hydrotherapy pool. Adults use it to help pupils exercise at the same time as developing other skills such as counting and identifying different colours. The activities undertaken are delivered and overseen by a range of experienced professionals, including external consultants such as physiotherapists. You are aware that the sixth-form cabin is not of the same quality as other buildings in the school. You and the governing body have ‘patched it up’ over the years. Staff try to make the best of the accommodation. However, we agreed that it does not set the right ambience for learning and socialising in the sixth form. At the previous inspection, school leaders were asked to improve pupils’ attendance. The school was also asked to provide more opportunities for students to have work experience to ensure that they learn the skills needed for employment. You and other school leaders have worked hard to improve these aspects of the school’s work. The attendance of those who have been persistently absent has improved. In addition, students have more work-based opportunities.

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