Hollinwood Academy
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school
PUPILS
287
AGES
4 - 19
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Academy special sponsor led

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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?

Outstanding
NATIONAL AVG. 2.09
Ofsted Inspection
(16/04/2024)
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88%
NATIONAL AVG. 93%
Happiness Rating

Ofsted Parent View

8.6:1
NATIONAL AVG. 19.9:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
38.3%
NATIONAL AVG. 17.7%
Persistent Absence
0.3%
NATIONAL AVG. 22.0%
Pupils first language
not English
51.9%
NATIONAL AVG. 25.9%
Free school meals
5.2%
NATIONAL AVG. 13.5%
Pupils with SEN support
Roman Road
Hollinwood
Oldham
OL8 3PT
01618832404

School Description

A real sense of enjoyment, purpose and positivity permeates through Hollinwood Academy. This is a happy school, filled with joy and smiles. The staff know the pupils and their individual needs well. They plan meticulously to address these in a bespoke manner. All pupils have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). They talk to trusted adults if they have any worries or concerns. The school has very high expectations for all pupils. Pupils flourish and achieve well. Pupils’ behaviour and attitudes are exceptionally strong. Clear routines ensure that there is a calm learning environment. Staff are highly skilled at noticing when a pupil might have increased anxiety. They step in and effectively give pupils support. This helps them to calm down and return to their learning. The school has an extensive programme to promote pupils’ personal development. Staff understand each pupils’ interests, talents and ambitions. They use this information to personalise the activities that are provided. Pupils have regular opportunities to go out into the local area. They visit shops, cafes and entertainment venues to practise communicating with people outside of the school. The school constantly reflects on the many options available. This ensures experiences are well matched to pupils’ personal development needs.

Hollinwood Academy Parent Reviews



88% Parents Recommend This School
Strongly Agree 65% Agree 23% Disagree 6% Strongly Disagree 4% Don't Know 2% {"strongly_agree"=>65, "agree"=>23, "disagree"=>6, "strongly_disagree"=>4, "dont_know"=>2} Figures based on 52 responses up to 17-04-2024
Strongly Agree 67% Agree 27% Disagree 2% Strongly Disagree 4% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>67, "agree"=>27, "disagree"=>2, "strongly_disagree"=>4, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 52 responses up to 17-04-2024
Strongly Agree 56% Agree 31% Disagree 10% Strongly Disagree 2% Don't Know 2% {"strongly_agree"=>56, "agree"=>31, "disagree"=>10, "strongly_disagree"=>2, "dont_know"=>2} Figures based on 52 responses up to 17-04-2024
My Child Has Not Been Bullied 75% Strongly Agree 4% Agree 15% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 2% Don't Know 4% {"my_child_has_not_been_bullied"=>75, "strongly_agree"=>4, "agree"=>15, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>2, "dont_know"=>4} Figures based on 52 responses up to 17-04-2024
Strongly Agree 65% Agree 17% Disagree 12% Strongly Disagree 6% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>65, "agree"=>17, "disagree"=>12, "strongly_disagree"=>6, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 52 responses up to 17-04-2024
I Have Not Raised Any Concerns 23% Strongly Agree 52% Agree 17% Disagree 2% Strongly Disagree 6% Don't Know 0% {"i_have_not_raised_any_concerns"=>23, "strongly_agree"=>52, "agree"=>17, "disagree"=>2, "strongly_disagree"=>6, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 52 responses up to 17-04-2024
Strongly Agree 77% Agree 15% Disagree 6% Strongly Disagree 2% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>77, "agree"=>15, "disagree"=>6, "strongly_disagree"=>2, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 52 responses up to 17-04-2024
Strongly Agree 67% Agree 21% Disagree 8% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 4% {"strongly_agree"=>67, "agree"=>21, "disagree"=>8, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>4} Figures based on 52 responses up to 17-04-2024
Strongly Agree 60% Agree 33% Disagree 4% Strongly Disagree 4% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>60, "agree"=>33, "disagree"=>4, "strongly_disagree"=>4, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 52 responses up to 17-04-2024
Strongly Agree 67% Agree 17% Disagree 8% Strongly Disagree 8% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>67, "agree"=>17, "disagree"=>8, "strongly_disagree"=>8, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 52 responses up to 17-04-2024
Strongly Agree 63% Agree 33% Disagree 2% Strongly Disagree 2% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>63, "agree"=>33, "disagree"=>2, "strongly_disagree"=>2, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 52 responses up to 17-04-2024
Strongly Agree 52% Agree 40% Disagree 4% Strongly Disagree 2% Don't Know 2% {"strongly_agree"=>52, "agree"=>40, "disagree"=>4, "strongly_disagree"=>2, "dont_know"=>2} Figures based on 52 responses up to 17-04-2024
Strongly Agree 67% Agree 21% Disagree 8% Strongly Disagree 2% Don't Know 2% {"strongly_agree"=>67, "agree"=>21, "disagree"=>8, "strongly_disagree"=>2, "dont_know"=>2} Figures based on 52 responses up to 17-04-2024
Yes 88% No 12% {"yes"=>88, "no"=>12} Figures based on 52 responses up to 17-04-2024

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