Set Ixworth School


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Walsham Road
IP31 2HS
01359 234050
11 - 16
Free school - Mainstream
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4 1 1 2 3 4
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5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) or A*-C including English and maths
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At Ixworth, we believe that every student deserves to go to an excellent school. Our focus is on delivering high quality, engaging lessons and providing students with the care and guidance that allows them to succeed. Our students tell us that they value the way lessons are delivered and the strong relationships that exist in school between students and staff. This is only possible because of our small size and our belief and confidence in every student as an individual. We offer a traditional curriculum that enables our students to flourish academically and which lays the foundations for their successful progression into post-16 learning. We are preparing our young people to be thoughtful, innovative, capable, responsible global citizens of the future; they will leave us with excellent qualifications and having outperformed their counterparts nationally. We also believe students flourish if they lead rich and varied lives. We are immensely proud of our exciting and wide ranging curricular and extra-curricular provision and all students are encouraged to take full advantage of the opportunities available to them. Ixworth Free School is a place where young people are able to learn and enjoy school, developing their talents to the full. At Ixworth Free School we really want to make a difference to young people and we very much look forward to welcoming you and your family to our community and to you becoming one of our many successes of the future. Be assured that we encourage an open flow of communication between school and home so that parents really are in touch with their child’s development.

Set Ixworth School Catchment Area Map

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0345 600 0981

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.

3 steps to help parents gather catchment information for a school:

  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.

See Pupil heat maps FAQs for more information about the source of pupil heat map data.

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News & events from Set Ixworth School

Last update: 30 September 2019
We have the 6th highest Progress score in the county - Our Progress 8 score is +0.4; the average in the county is +0.08

At the end of January 2019, the Government published the 2019 Performance (League) tables based on last summer’s GCSE result. This is how we compare to the other 85 secondary schools in Suffolk.
1. For the second year running, we are in the top 10 of all schools for adding value – i.e. taking students beyond their targets and their perceived potential. In 2017 we ranked 8th; this year we are 6th. Our score is +0.4.
2. We are ranked 2nd for adding value to ‘High attainers’, i.e. those who left primary school with the very highest scores and therefore have GCSE targets of Grade 7 and above.
3. We are ranked 2nd for adding value to all students in Science.
4. We are ranked 3rd for adding value to ‘Low attainers’, i.e. those who left primary school below the expected standard and have therefore needed intensive support from us.
5. We are ranked 3rd for the number of students achieving the Ebacc qualification.
6. We are ranked in the top 10 of all schools for adding value in English and Languages.
7. And we are 1st for adding value to ‘High attainers’ in Science. We are also 2nd in Suffolk for Science ‘value added’ for all students. A particular well done to Mr Budden and Mr Pitcock!

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