Joseph Rowntree School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
Post 16
PUPILS
1296
AGES
11 - 18
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Voluntary controlled school
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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 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 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.

How Does The School Perform?

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NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(9/5/17)
Full Report - All Reports
64%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths



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Progress Compared With All Other Schools

UNLOCK Well Below Average (About 12% of schools in England) Below Average (About 20% of schools in England) Average (About 37% of schools in England) Above Average (About 17% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 14% of schools in England) UNLOCK Well Below Average (About 5% of schools in England) Below Average (About 25% of schools in England) Average (About 48% of schools in England) Above Average (About 17% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 5% of schools in England)

School Results Over Time

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% of pupils who achieved 5+ GCSEs grade 9-4
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% of pupils who achieved GCSE grade 5 or above in both English and maths
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% of pupils who achieved 3 A levels at AAB or higher

These results over time show historic performance for key exam results. We show pre-pandemic results as the fairest indicator of whether performance is up, down or stable

Haxby Road
New Earswick
York
YO32 4BZ
01904552100

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. You are determined that the school will provide the best possible education for all pupils. You have a clear vision about how this will be done, which includes developing pupils’ resilience and providing a wide range of non-academic opportunities, alongside ensuring that pupils are taught well in every lesson. This vision is shared by the governing body, middle leaders, senior leaders and staff. Since your appointment in 2013, you have focused relentlessly on improving the quality of teaching and ensuring that pupils in key stage 3 are fully prepared for the rigours of key stage 4. As a result, pupils are making better progress across the curriculum and differences between groups of pupils are diminishing rapidly. In addition, you have ensured that the sixth form has maintained the good quality of education it provided at the last inspection and this was not a focus of this inspection. Middle leaders are reflective and work together well as a group. You have enabled them to support and challenge staff to ensure that teaching improves and pupils make even better progress. The governing body is fully involved in the school at a strategic level. Governing body meetings are focused and challenging, with questions asked and answers considered carefully. Governors are self-reflective and have put in place training to ensure that they keep up to date with changes in the education system.

Joseph Rowntree School Reviews


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“Only one issue”
"> This is a great school, my only problem is to do with the seating at lunchtimes. The school lacks a proper canteen area.
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