Hollybank School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school
PUPILS
32
AGES
2 - 19
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Non-maintained special school

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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
(17/10/18)
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NATIONAL AVG. 93%
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15.6%
NATIONAL AVG. 20.9%
Pupils first language
not English
60.7%
NATIONAL AVG. 20.8%
Free school meals
31.2%
NATIONAL AVG. 12.6%
Pupils with SEN support
Roe Head
Far Common Road
Mirfield
WF14 0DQ
01924490833

School Description

All pupils have profound complex physical, sensory, communication, learning and medical needs. The vast majority of pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils eligible for support through the pupil premium is average. The pupil premium is additional funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and those children who are looked after by the local authority. Pupils are admitted to the school at any age, and at any time during the year, although the majority join the school in Year 8. Pupils are admitted from any local authority in England and internationally. The majority of pupils live on site. A few pupils travel on a daily basis from neighbouring authorities. All pupils have a statement of special educational needs. The school is located on a large site. It forms part of Hollybank Trust, which is a charity. The Trust includes a children’s home and other residential provision for adults. The headteacher is a member of the local authority special school headteachers’ group and a member of staff is providing support for a neighbouring special school in multi-sensory impairment. The school provides a toddler group for local families five mornings each week. This is a parent support service for families with children aged nought to five who have complex needs. The headteacher was appointed as permanent headteacher in September 2014, having previously been deputy headteacher and then acting headteacher since January 2014. Secondary age pupils do not access any alternative provision.

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