Gildredge House
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
4 - 19
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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 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 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.
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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.

How Does The School Perform?

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Progress Compared With All Other Schools

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School Results Over Time

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% of pupils who achieved 3 A levels at AAB or higher

These results over time show historic performance for key exam results. We show pre-pandemic results as the fairest indicator of whether performance is up, down or stable

Compton Place Road
BN20 8AB

School Description

Gildredge House School provides for a range of age groups. It comprises an averagesized 11 to 16 secondary phase and a primary phase which currently caters for pupils from Reception Year up to Year 5. The school also has a sixth form, currently smaller than average but growing. Most pupils are from White British backgrounds. The proportion of pupils with SEND is below the national average. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is below the national average.

Gildredge House Reviews

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“Ignore the bad reviews”
"> Exceeded expectations on many levels. I would encourage prospective parents to go to the open evenings /days and make your own mind up.
“Warning if you child has additional needs”
"> I feel the school really let down my child. Ignored my child’s additional needs and allowed them to slip so far behind. My child’s now in another local school being fully supported and catching up. I'm glad I pulled them out when I did.
"> My son applied to the sixth form and was accepted. The day after the Open Day he was informed that there only 8 A level options available, therefore forcing him to go elsewhere where there is not such a limited choice. In my opinion, this is very shortsighted and unprofessional.
“Very happy children”
"> My children absolutely love it here and have got involved in so many new things. Small classes, teachers who care and many after school clubs.
“A school for those who want to learn”
"> Amazed by some of the previous comments as both my children are thriving in a number of areas. Teachers really go the extra mile and having read biogs on website, they are clearly highly qualified-contrary to the libellous suggestion by others. As for 6th form, hard work produces good results at A level, teachers can only facilitate regardless of class size! If your child wants to learn, work hard and has reasonable social skills they will thrive at this school regardless of ability.
“Terrible Sixth Form”
"> The Head of Sixth Form is totally out of his depth. Many teachers are very inexperienced at A Level. Poor AS results despite tiny class sizes and creaming off the brightest students. Really disappointing. In my experience: great sales front but beware.
“Go elsewhere”
"> I had 3 children in 3 different years at this school. All 3 were having problems with bullying and the teachers, heads of years, deputy and head didn't do much about it other than tell the kids not to do it again. After pulling our children out of the school, we found that majority of the teachers are not qualified to teach the subjects. If you get a chance to watch the kids playing sport on the field you will notice the teachers are not even involved but on their phones! Have found out so much more about this school since and I am just glad to have pulled my children out in time and it is fantastic to see them smile again. Good luck to all those that enter their children here.
“fabulous gildredge house”
"> I have a son at this school and a daughter about to start, a fantastic school, couldn't be happier - my son has excelled in the 2 years he has attended. Interestingly, we live just outside the catchment stated by this site, backing onto the downs and we got in!!
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