Granville Academy
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
PUPILS
762
AGES
11 - 16
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
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SCHOOL GUIDE RATING
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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 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?

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NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(9/2/22)
Full Report - All Reports
61%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
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 12% of schools in England) Below Average (About 20% of schools in England) Average (About 37% of schools in England) Above Average (About 17% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 14% 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

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

Burton Road
Woodville
Swadlincote
DE11 7JR
01283216765

School Description

Most pupils feel comfortable and safe at school. Staff have high expectations of pupils’ behaviour. Most pupils meet these expectations and behave well. However, pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) are not always supported to behave consistently well. More-vulnerable pupils, including those with SEND, are more likely to be involved in incidents of poor behaviour than their peers. The atmosphere around the school is positive. Although bullying does not happen frequently, some pupils worry about this more than others. However, pupils know they have people to go to if they experience problems. Leaders do not have high enough expectations of pupils’ academic achievement. Some aspects of the curriculum lack challenge. Not enough older pupils study academically challenging subjects. Some pupils find the work they are set too easy and do not feel stretched. They are not always challenged to reach their potential. Teachers do not always adapt provision to meet the needs of pupils with SEND. The personal development curriculum helps pupils learn about life in modern Britain and the challenges they may face. However, pupils do not remember enough of what they have learned about these important topics. Leaders promote the importance of regular attendance at school, but not all pupils are yet meeting the school’s expectations.

Granville Academy Parent Reviews



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Strongly Agree 28% Agree 44% Disagree 17% Strongly Disagree 10% Don't Know 2% {"strongly_agree"=>28, "agree"=>44, "disagree"=>17, "strongly_disagree"=>10, "dont_know"=>2} Figures based on 94 responses up to 25-05-2022
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Figures based on 94 responses up to 25-05-2022

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Figures based on 94 responses up to 25-05-2022

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Figures based on 94 responses up to 25-05-2022

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Figures based on 94 responses up to 25-05-2022

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Figures based on 94 responses up to 25-05-2022

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Figures based on 94 responses up to 25-05-2022

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Figures based on 94 responses up to 25-05-2022

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Figures based on 94 responses up to 25-05-2022

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Figures based on 94 responses up to 25-05-2022

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Figures based on 94 responses up to 25-05-2022

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Figures based on 94 responses up to 25-05-2022

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Figures based on 94 responses up to 25-05-2022

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