Hope Academy
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
Post 16
PUPILS
1217
AGES
11 - 18
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Academy sponsor led
SCHOOL GUIDE RATING
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How Does The School Perform?

4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(28/9/21)
Full Report - All Reports
48%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths



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Ashton Road
Newton-le-Willows
WA12 0AQ
01744671930

School Description

Hope Academy is jointly sponsored by the Catholic Archdiocese of Liverpool, the Church of England Diocese of Liverpool and Liverpool Hope University. It opened in 2011. The academy’s stated mission is ‘Working together to inspire excellence guided by Christian values’. The academy is larger than the average-sized secondary school. The proportion of pupils who are disadvantaged (this includes pupils who are entitled to free school meals and those who are looked after by the local authority) is above the national average. The proportion of pupils who are disabled or have special education needs is about average. The academy uses six alternative providers for a small number of Key Stage 4 learners. These are: Achievement Sports, Building Futures, Aspire Training, Knowsley Skills Academy, MPH Training and Instant Training – Hair and Beauty. These providers are all formally commissioned by St. Helens Council. A new leadership team is now in place since the last inspection. The Principal was appointed in January 2015. He is a national leader of education. A significant number of teaching staff have left the academy since the last inspection. This has led to considerable turbulence, particularly within the science department. This situation has now stabilised, and more teachers are due to start at the academy in January 2016.

Can I Get My Child Into This 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 2020, ONS

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 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.

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.

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