Great Wyrley High School

Secondary Post 16

School Guide Rating

Logo rating
Bust
Pupils
999
Cake
Ages
11 - 18
Gender
Gender
Mixed
Building
Type
Community School
Religion
Religion
Does not apply
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NATIONAL AVG. 2.01
Ofsted Report
(5/6/14)
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55%
NATIONAL AVG. 53%
5 A*-C GCSEs (or equivalent) inc. English and maths

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Absence
290.3
AVERAGE
Average Point Score
Per Pupil (GCSE) (Age 16)

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Value added
-25.0
NATIONAL AVG. 158.0
School Guide
Value Added Score

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57%
NATIONAL AVG. 79%
3 or more A Levels (A*-E)
or equivalent (Age 18)

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Absence
623.7
AVERAGE
Average Point Score
Per Pupil (A level) (Age 18)

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14.8:1
NATIONAL AVG. 18.9:1
Pupil/Teacher Ratio

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Absence
7.2%
NATIONAL AVG. 3%
Persistent Absence

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Meals
17%
NATIONAL AVG. 18%
Pupils registered for free school meals

Data not available

48%
NATIONAL AVG. 42%
Happiness Rating

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Hall Lane
Great Wyrley
Walsall
WS6 6LQ
01922 419311
The school is larger than the average-sized secondary school. The proportion of disabled students and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is below average, while the proportion supported through school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is above average. The proportion of students from minority ethnic heritages is low. Very few students speak English as an additional language. The proportion of students for whom the school receives the pupil premium, which provides additional funding for students in local authority care and those known to be eligible for free school meals, is average. Forty students from Years 10 to 11 follow a variety of full or part-time alternative courses at South Staffordshire College, VIP Academy, and Wightwick Hall School. The school regularly accepts students who are at the risk of permanent exclusion from other schools. The school meets the current government floor standards for secondary schools, which set the minimum expectations for students’ attainment and progress. Over recent years the mathematics department has experienced staffing shortages and longterm absence. It is now fully staffed.

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School Guide heat maps are not the same as catchment area maps published by a Local Authority. We are in the process of collecting this data and creating catchment maps for School Guide.

Catchment maps show actual cut-off distances, pre-defined catchment areas and geographical admissions criteria. Until we can provide actual catchment data, we believe our heat maps provide a useful indicator of general admission areas for each school.

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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.
  2. Use the link to the relevant Local Authority to find detailed catchment information. Find this link under the school contact details on every school page.
  3. On each school page, use the Website link to visit individual school websites and find information on their admissions criteria.

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).

School Guide recommends you use the Local Authority link provided on the individual school page (click on The Data tab, above), if you require exact catchment information or contact the school directly for individual admissions criteria.

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

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