Hockerill Anglo-European College
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
Post 16
PUPILS
925
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, 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.

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How Does The School Perform?

Good
NATIONAL AVG. 2.09
Ofsted Inspection
(14/06/2022)
Full Report - All Reports
89%
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

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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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Dunmow Road
Hockerill Anglo-European College
Bishop's Stortford
CM23 5HX
01279658451

School Description

Boarders and day pupils are happy here. They enjoy studying the school’s ambitiously broad range of academic subjects from Year 7 to Year 13. Leaders have very high expectations for all pupils. Usually, pupils study at least two modern foreign languages up to Year 11. All students in the sixth form continue to study at least one language. Pupils achieve highly. They are extremely well prepared for the next stage of their education, training or work. All pupils build character through the wide range of additional activities. Leaders organise numerous visits abroad, including to France, Italy and Spain. Pupils are strongly encouraged to make an active contribution to the school and local communities. All pupils participate in action, service and community projects as part of their studies. Many pupils take part in the Combined Cadet Force, and the school’s orchestra, and are first-aid trained. Pupils are safe and generally behave sensibly. Bullying is rare. Staff resolve any problems swiftly. Leaders have established a strong system of pastoral support. Pupils know who to speak to if they have any concerns.

Hockerill Anglo-European College Parent Reviews



Average Parent Rating

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“Not great but not bad”

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"> Hockerill overall is an acceptable school. Although it is an international school, it is not that ethnically diverse throughout Year 7-11 and the diversity in the sixth form is mainly composed of Spanish, Italians and German students. In our experience, ethnic minorities can still face inappropriate comments from other students and some teachers may not be aware of what it is to appreciate a culture and what is crossing the line. Some teachers, for example, often mix up the names of the non-caucasian students. The boarding is generally fair at Hockerill and was rated ‘Good’ in the recent Ofsted report (it had been rated ‘Outstanding’ in the past several years). But theft can be a major problem across the boarding houses. There are boarders who have been caught stealing from some stores in town and the school have not given the appropriate punishments to those girls. Money (sometimes up to £30) and items of clothing are often stolen in the boarding house and therefore, boarders often have to replace their items of clothing including their uniform. Food is poor at Hockerill. The food is often not rich in nutrients and the vegetarian/vegan options are very limited. Since my child is an international boarder at Hockerill, she was bound to stay at school during the GCSE exam period alongside around 15 boarders. However, the boarding house seemed to find is difficult staff the boarding house even though parents were still bound to pay a full term’s fees. There were occasions when my child was sent to other boarding houses overnight and was locked out of the boarding house for up to 3 hours due to the boarding house being under-staffed. There are also some absurd duties in the boarding houses, for example, in the junior girls' boarding house, Year 7 girls are expected to collect and take out rubbish just before breakfast as a part of their bin duty. On some occasions, boarders were forced to litter pick around school without any equipment, picking up rubbish with their hands. The quality of teaching at Hockerill can vary depending on the teacher. There are some good teachers but there are also some bad teachers. Although Hockerill achieves decent results in GCSE exams, the majority of the year group receives some sort of tutoring outside of school and some are just hard-working. I also feel there is a lack of connection between the Principal and the students.. Sometimes when students are invited to have a chat with the Principal as a ‘praise’ of their work, the students find themselves explaining what they have done that is worth the praising. However, that Principal has recently resigned from his position. Overall, in my opinion, Hockerill does not deserve the reputation it has on many school rating websites. I hope this review will be helpful as it's a truthful account from a parent of a past student.
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Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>66, "agree"=>29, "disagree"=>4, "strongly_disagree"=>1, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 283 responses up to 18-06-2023
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>72, "agree"=>23, "disagree"=>4, "strongly_disagree"=>1, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 283 responses up to 18-06-2023
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>64, "agree"=>31, "disagree"=>3, "strongly_disagree"=>1, "dont_know"=>2} UNLOCK Figures based on 283 responses up to 18-06-2023
My Child Has Not Been Bullied Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"my_child_has_not_been_bullied"=>71, "strongly_agree"=>7, "agree"=>7, "disagree"=>5, "strongly_disagree"=>4, "dont_know"=>6} UNLOCK Figures based on 283 responses up to 18-06-2023
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>37, "agree"=>43, "disagree"=>13, "strongly_disagree"=>3, "dont_know"=>3} UNLOCK Figures based on 283 responses up to 18-06-2023
I Have Not Raised Any Concerns Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"i_have_not_raised_any_concerns"=>29, "strongly_agree"=>40, "agree"=>22, "disagree"=>6, "strongly_disagree"=>3, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 283 responses up to 18-06-2023
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>42, "agree"=>40, "disagree"=>7, "strongly_disagree"=>6, "dont_know"=>6} UNLOCK Figures based on 72 responses up to 18-06-2023
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>66, "agree"=>27, "disagree"=>3, "strongly_disagree"=>2, "dont_know"=>3} UNLOCK Figures based on 283 responses up to 18-06-2023
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>63, "agree"=>30, "disagree"=>4, "strongly_disagree"=>2, "dont_know"=>2} UNLOCK Figures based on 283 responses up to 18-06-2023
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>51, "agree"=>41, "disagree"=>5, "strongly_disagree"=>2, "dont_know"=>1} UNLOCK Figures based on 283 responses up to 18-06-2023
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>69, "agree"=>28, "disagree"=>3, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 283 responses up to 18-06-2023
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>80, "agree"=>18, "disagree"=>1, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 283 responses up to 18-06-2023
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>60, "agree"=>33, "disagree"=>4, "strongly_disagree"=>1, "dont_know"=>2} UNLOCK Figures based on 283 responses up to 18-06-2023
Yes No {"yes"=>94, "no"=>6} UNLOCK Figures based on 283 responses up to 18-06-2023
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>61, "agree"=>30, "disagree"=>6, "strongly_disagree"=>3, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 101 responses up to 18-06-2023
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>55, "agree"=>36, "disagree"=>6, "strongly_disagree"=>1, "dont_know"=>2} UNLOCK Figures based on 101 responses up to 18-06-2023
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>65, "agree"=>26, "disagree"=>2, "strongly_disagree"=>3, "dont_know"=>4} UNLOCK Figures based on 101 responses up to 18-06-2023
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>68, "agree"=>28, "disagree"=>3, "strongly_disagree"=>1, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 101 responses up to 18-06-2023
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>61, "agree"=>31, "disagree"=>6, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>2} UNLOCK Figures based on 101 responses up to 18-06-2023

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