Heckmondwike Grammar School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
Post 16
PUPILS
1526
AGES
11 - 18
GENDER
Mixed
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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
(8/11/07)
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99%
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) UNLOCK Well Below Average (About 5% of schools in England) Below Average (About 25% of schools in England) Average (About 48% of schools in England) Above Average (About 17% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 5% 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
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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

High Street
Heckmondwike
WF16 0AH
01924402202

School Description

Heckmondwike Grammar School is a larger than average selective school with a large sixth form. It is located in a West Yorkshire industrial town which has below average levels of affluence. The proportion of students attending the school eligible for free school meals is much lower than the national average. The proportion of students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities is also much lower than the national average. More than one quarter of the students is from Black and minority ethnic backgrounds. About one fifth of the students have a first language other than English. The school is designated a specialist Technology and Modern Languages College. It is also a Training School. The main school buildings date back to the nineteenth century and much of this accommodation is cramped. The school has achieved a number of awards including the Quality Standard for Careers Education and Guidance and the Healthy Schools Award.

Heckmondwike Grammar School Parent Reviews



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“Let down by the school”

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"> My son attended this School to study his A Levels. He did not sit a mock A Level due to being ill and was award a U grade which affected his calculated grade. The school gave him no help what's so ever. Due to pressure from school, he suffered from stress. All the school was interested in was that when the students left 6th form they went to University. My son did not want to go to University he wanted to start an Apprenticeship. If you want your child to be robot, send them to Heckmondeike Grammar School. If you want a happy unstressed child then send them elsewhere.
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Strongly Agree 58% Agree 30% Disagree 8% Strongly Disagree 4% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>58, "agree"=>30, "disagree"=>8, "strongly_disagree"=>4, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 286 responses up to 06-04-2022
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Figures based on 286 responses up to 06-04-2022

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Figures based on 286 responses up to 06-04-2022

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Figures based on 286 responses up to 06-04-2022

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Figures based on 286 responses up to 06-04-2022

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Figures based on 286 responses up to 06-04-2022

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Figures based on 286 responses up to 06-04-2022

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Figures based on 286 responses up to 06-04-2022

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