George Abbot School

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Post 16

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Woodruff Avenue
Guildford
GU1 1XX
01483888000
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Pupils
2015
Cake
Ages
11 - 18
Gender
Gender
Mixed
Building
Type
Academy - Converter mainstream
Mr ofsted
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.05
Ofsted Report
(3/10/06)
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78%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) or A*-C including English and maths
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George Abbot is a large comprehensive school and is very popular. It serves an area that is more advantaged than most and pupils enter the school with attainment that is above average. The school has a unit for 15 visually impaired pupils who are mainly taught in mainstream classes. It is a specialist school for the visual arts. It takes the lead in working with other Guildford schools on four specific projects. Since 2000, the school has been a training school for trainee teachers and is an accredited provider for the graduate teacher programme. It also enjoys International School status and has strong links with many other countries.

George Abbot School Catchment Area Map

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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 last School Census (released annually in July).

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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  1. Look at our 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 last 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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