Holywell School

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Cranfield
Bedford
MK43 0JA
01234750381
Pupils
658
Ages
9 - 13
Gender
Mixed
Type
Academy - Converter mainstream
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.06
Ofsted Report
(6/3/18)
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60%
NATIONAL AVG. 65%
% pupils meeting the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics
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The school is much smaller than the average-sized secondary school, catering for students from Year 5 to Year 8. It converted to Academy status in October 2012. When the predecessor school, Holywell CofE VA Middle School, was last inspected by Ofsted in July 2011, it was judged to be good. A significant number of students come from overseas each year to be with their parents at a local university. The proportion of students known to be eligible for support through the pupil premium is below average. This is additional funding allocated by the government for groups of students, including those looked after by the local authority and those known to be eligible for free school meals. The number of students from minority ethnic backgrounds is similar to most schools of this size and the proportion of students who speak English as an additional language is below average. The proportion of disabled students and those with special educational needs receiving extra support through school action is well below average. The proportion of students supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is well below average. No students are currently supported by an education, health or care plan. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for the attainment and progress of students by the end of Year 6.

Holywell School Catchment Area Map

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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 last School Census (released annually in July).

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 areas from which pupils are admitted to a school can change from year to year to reflect the number of siblings and pupils admitted under high priority admissions criteria.

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  1. Look at our 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 last 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.

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