Lightcliffe Academy
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
PUPILS
977
AGES
11 - 16
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Academy sponsor led
SCHOOL GUIDE RATING
Not Rated

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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, 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?

Requires Improvement
NATIONAL AVG. 2.09
Ofsted Inspection
(16/03/2022)
Full Report - All Reports
52%
NATIONAL AVG. 38%
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 15% of schools in England) Below Average (About 18% of schools in England) Average (About 35% of schools in England) Above Average (About 16% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 16% 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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Stoney Lane
Lightcliffe
Halifax
HX3 8TL
01422 201028

School Description

After a period of instability, Lightcliffe Academy is no longer an inadequate school. Pupils’ experiences at the school have improved since the previous full inspection. Leaders have a handle on school improvement. However, there remains more to be done. Leaders are determined to make the school a happy place for all pupils. They want every pupil to feel part of the wider school community. Most pupils enjoy coming to school. They value their lessons and the opportunities to get involved in activities out of lessons. Leaders have been quick to reintroduce school performances and overseas trips following the disruption caused by the pandemic. The support for pupils joining in Year 7 is appreciated by pupils and their parents. Some pupils, however, do not attend often enough. The behaviour of pupils has improved since the previous inspection. Despite this, not all pupils consistently show respect to each other and to adults in school. Pupils are still largely dependent on the supervision of adults to act appropriately. Incidents of bullying have declined rapidly. Although it still occasionally happens, most pupils are confident that, when they tell staff about any bullying, it is addressed. The quality of education remains inconsistent. Some lessons are not planned as effectively as they could be. Teachers do not consistently check that pupils have remembered the most important parts of their learning. Some pupils get distracted too easily in lessons. There is also variation in the use of the behaviour policy in lessons.

Lightcliffe Academy Parent Reviews



Average Parent Rating

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“Great school”

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"> Fantastic school! My daughter has joined this school in year 8 and has flourished. The school has a great ethos and the children are polite and well behaved.
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"> My daughter is in Year 10, I feel that the school has continued to improve since the OFSTED report. She continue to improve and communication from school is very good.
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Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>23, "agree"=>52, "disagree"=>14, "strongly_disagree"=>12, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 155 responses up to 26-06-2022
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>23, "agree"=>59, "disagree"=>6, "strongly_disagree"=>10, "dont_know"=>3} UNLOCK Figures based on 155 responses up to 26-06-2022
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>8, "agree"=>47, "disagree"=>25, "strongly_disagree"=>13, "dont_know"=>6} UNLOCK Figures based on 155 responses up to 26-06-2022
My Child Has Not Been Bullied Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"my_child_has_not_been_bullied"=>55, "strongly_agree"=>12, "agree"=>8, "disagree"=>10, "strongly_disagree"=>8, "dont_know"=>6} UNLOCK Figures based on 155 responses up to 26-06-2022
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>10, "agree"=>36, "disagree"=>29, "strongly_disagree"=>19, "dont_know"=>6} UNLOCK Figures based on 155 responses up to 26-06-2022
I Have Not Raised Any Concerns Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"i_have_not_raised_any_concerns"=>15, "strongly_agree"=>28, "agree"=>23, "disagree"=>18, "strongly_disagree"=>14, "dont_know"=>1} UNLOCK Figures based on 155 responses up to 26-06-2022
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>30, "agree"=>20, "disagree"=>30, "strongly_disagree"=>17, "dont_know"=>3} UNLOCK Figures based on 30 responses up to 26-06-2022
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>16, "agree"=>41, "disagree"=>20, "strongly_disagree"=>8, "dont_know"=>15} UNLOCK Figures based on 155 responses up to 26-06-2022
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>19, "agree"=>45, "disagree"=>19, "strongly_disagree"=>8, "dont_know"=>10} UNLOCK Figures based on 155 responses up to 26-06-2022
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>17, "agree"=>41, "disagree"=>23, "strongly_disagree"=>14, "dont_know"=>4} UNLOCK Figures based on 155 responses up to 26-06-2022
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>22, "agree"=>63, "disagree"=>10, "strongly_disagree"=>1, "dont_know"=>4} UNLOCK Figures based on 155 responses up to 26-06-2022
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>32, "agree"=>48, "disagree"=>10, "strongly_disagree"=>3, "dont_know"=>6} UNLOCK Figures based on 155 responses up to 26-06-2022
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>21, "agree"=>35, "disagree"=>15, "strongly_disagree"=>14, "dont_know"=>15} UNLOCK Figures based on 155 responses up to 26-06-2022
Yes No {"yes"=>59, "no"=>41} UNLOCK Figures based on 155 responses up to 26-06-2022

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