Freebrough Academy

Secondary Post 16

School Guide Rating

Logo rating
Bust
Pupils
680
Cake
Ages
11 - 18
Gender
Gender
Mixed
Building
Type
Academy Sponsor Led
Religion
Religion
Does not apply
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NATIONAL AVG. 2.01
Ofsted Report
(7/1/15)
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50%
NATIONAL AVG. 53%
5 A*-C GCSEs (or equivalent) inc. English and maths

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Absence
284.5
AVERAGE
Average Point Score
Per Pupil (GCSE) (Age 16)

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Value added
-24.2
NATIONAL AVG. 158.0
School Guide
Value Added Score

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14.0:1
NATIONAL AVG. 18.9:1
Pupil/Teacher Ratio

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Absence
5.3%
NATIONAL AVG. 3%
Persistent Absence

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School language
Small Data Set
NATIONAL AVG. 15%
Pupils first language
not English

Data not available

Meals
28%
NATIONAL AVG. 18%
Pupils registered for free school meals

Data not available

56%
NATIONAL AVG. 42%
Happiness Rating

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Linden Road
Brotton
Saltburn
TS12 2SJ
01287 676305
This is a smaller-than-average sized academy which caters for students aged eleven to eighteen. It is sponsored by Teesside University (the lead sponsor), Redcar and Cleveland Council and Prior Pursglove College. Almost all of the pupils are of White British backgrounds. Very few pupils speak English as an additional language. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is broadly average. Currently, half the students are disadvantaged and therefore eligible for support from pupil premium funding. This is much higher than the national average. This funding is for those students who are known to be eligible for free school meals and those children who are looked after by the local authority. The academy meets the government’s current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for students’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics. A purpose-built Enterprise Centre, designated as a regional hub for the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy, accommodates a small, but growing sixth form. No students are currently entered early for a GCSE examination. Close to one third of each year group in Years 10 and 11 attend off-site alternative provision on a parttime basis, together with a small number of Year 9 students. This is provided by East Coast Training, Prior Pursglove College, Redcar and Cleveland Training Services and the Eston Centre (EOTAS). The academy has experienced a large turnover in staffing in the past twelve months. Senior leadership was strengthened in September 2014 with the appointment of two deputy principals.
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How have we plotted this heat map?

This School Guide heat map has been plotted using official pupil data taken from the last School Census. We calculate a likelihood of admission to a school from a given area based on this historical pupil data. Please see our methodology below.

Heat maps provide a useful indicator of general catchment areas but are not the same as a catchment area map published by the local authority. We are in the process of collecting this data and creating actual catchment maps for School Guide. Catchment maps are based on geographical admissions criteria and show actual cut-off distances and pre-defined catchment areas.

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  1. Look at our heat maps. They give a useful indicator of areas likely to admit pupils based on historical data. We explain how this could be helpful below.
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Methodology of a School Guide heat map

This School Guide heat map has been plotted using official school pupil data taken from the School Census collected by the Department for Education. The data tells us where pupils lived at the time of the last School Census (released annually in July). We calculate a likelihood of being admitted to a school from a given area based on this historical data. Areas with a high concentration of pupils successfully admitted to the school are mapped as red (‘Very Likely’), quite concentrated (‘Quite Likely) and less concentrated (‘Less Likely’). This gives a good indication of the area a pupil would need to have lived in to be accepted to the school at the time of the last available data.

Our heat maps use groups of postcodes, not individual postcodes, and have naturally soft edges. They may mirror circular catchment shapes but do not show actual cut-off distances. All pupils are included in the mapping (i.e. children with sibling(s) 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.

Living at a postcode that returns a ‘Very Likely’ rating based on historical pupil data does not guarantee admission to a current or future intake and vice versa for a ‘Not Likely’ rating. A pupil’s location always needs to be considered alongside individual school admissions criteria (e.g. faith schools require pupils to satisfy religious criteria).

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See Catchment and Heat Maps for more information about the source of the data we use to plot our heat maps.

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