Droitwich Spa High School and Sixth Form Centre
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Briar Mill
Droitwich Spa
12 - 18
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5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths
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The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. You, your leadership team and the governing body have a tenacious and relentless determination to provide the best quality education for all pupils. You offer a broad and rich curriculum. Pupils’ life chances are your highest priority, and no matter what barriers pupils face you are determined all shall succeed. In 2016, most pupils made good progress in their GCSEs in subjects across the curriculum. Students who left in Year 13 made less progress than you expected though pupils taking AS levels and those studying vocational courses made better progress. You have made effective changes to the curriculum and timetable. For example, you have increased the time given to English and mathematics in key stages 3 and 4. You have set up what you call an ‘access group’ for pupils supported by the pupil premium. You have introduced a programme to teach leadership, organisation, resilience, initiative and communication. Inspectors could see that pupils are making good progress in subjects across the curriculum. Pupils speak very highly of the school. Parents’ comments in Parent View are overwhelmingly supportive. In the Parent View responses, one typical comment was: ‘This is a fantastic school and my daughter’s progress has exceeded expectations since starting here. We have no problems with the school, its staff or pupils. If a child wants to learn and do well, this is a great school to be at.’ You say in your ethos statement that: ‘Good examination results alone do not define a school, any more than they define a person. There are many other opportunities here; we would like all who join us to find an involvement somewhere amongst them.’ You place a high value on the wider school experience. At Christmas, for example, you held a concert valued by all at which pupils took part in dance, drama, a fashion show, a gospel choir, a madrigal choir, ukulele group, and jazz band. You have an inclusion centre. Here, inspectors talked with pupils who looked after animals, took care of a woodland area, raised money through charity events and designed fitness activities. Your governing body is involved in the life of the school, coming in to learn first-hand from pupils and teachers about what is going well and what needs to be improved. Your teachers are supportive of your leadership. They were eager to tell inspectors of the improvements you are making where most attention is needed, for example the progress of disadvantaged pupils in English, post-16 programmes of study and the relatively low attendance of some pupils. The previous full inspection report asked you to work on the following: Improving the quality of teaching. Most pupils’ progress in their GCSEs in 2016 and the progress made by most pupils in the school currently is good. So you are improving the quality of teaching. Improve social, moral, spiritual and cultural education. Inspectors could see that, for example, in the quality of your tutor programme and assemblies, pupils are learning effectively about other faiths, the values of our different cultures and how to be responsible citizens. Improve the effectiveness of careers education. You now have independent careers advice and guidance. Pupils told us how effective they find this. You have increased the proportions of pupils and students who go on to high-quality further and higher education, employment and training. Develop the quality of literacy. Most pupils make good progress in English. Inspectors could see how, for example in humanities, pupils are improving their skills of punctuation, grammar and spelling. In 2013, you were visited as part of a 14-school survey by Ofsted of the quality of alternative provision. We reviewed the areas for improvement in this survey for your school. These included: Systematically analysing the performance of whole groups of students following alternative provision. Inspectors reviewed the progress of pupils for whom you offer alternative provision. These pupils are making good progress. Sharing data showing the impact of alternative provision with governors. You provide governors with a range of information about your use of alternative provision and this helps them decide on whether it offers value for money. Systematically supplementing the detailed information already given to providers about students with the strategies for teaching and learning. You make sure to liaise closely with your alternative provision partners, visiting them regularly and reviewing the impact of plans you have shared.

Droitwich Spa High School and Sixth Form Centre Catchment Area Map

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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.

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  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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