Dene Magna School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
Post 16
PUPILS
1030
AGES
11 - 18
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
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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, 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?

Outstanding
NATIONAL AVG. 2.09
Ofsted Inspection
(22/11/2012)
Full Report - All Reports
64%
NATIONAL AVG. 38%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths



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Progress Compared With All Other Schools

UNLOCK Well Below Average (About 15% of schools in England) Below Average (About 18% of schools in England) Average (About 35% of schools in England) Above Average (About 16% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 16% of schools in England)

School Results Over Time

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% of pupils who achieved 5+ GCSEs grade 9-4
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% of pupils who achieved GCSE grade 5 or above in both English and maths
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Abenhall Road
Mitcheldean
GL17 0DU
01594542370

School Description

Dene Magna is smaller than the average secondary school and serves a mainly White British rural community in the Forest of Dean. It converted to an academy on 1 September 2011. When last inspected in September 2008, Dene Magna School was judged to be outstanding. The current headteacher was appointed in 2010 and a new deputy headteacher will take up his appointment in January 2013. Almost all students are from White British heritage and very few speak English as an additional language. The proportions of students supported through school action and of those supported at school action plus are similar to the national averages although the proportion with statements is higher. The proportion of students known to be eligible for the pupil premium is much lower than that found nationally. A number of students follow applied vocational courses at nearby colleges, the main one being Hartpury College. The school meets the government’s current floor standards that set the minimum expectations for students’ attainment and progress.

Dene Magna School Parent Reviews



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"> I would just like to say following a back to school meeting today about the high quality professionalism during the meeting. The person holding the meeting looked at my child as an individual. He was very positive throughout. He relayed my sons strengths to him and gave some positive helpful advise on how to strengthen his weaknesses. He was a great listener, he was fair and helpful. My son has delveloped and improved his social and academic skills every year. I feel confident that the staff at dene magna will continue to make a significant positive difference to my sons academic and social growth. I would like to say a big thank you to all the staff for making a difference and contributing to his growth in such a positive way.
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