Kingdown School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
Post 16
PUPILS
1546
AGES
11 - 18
GENDER
Mixed
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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
(30/3/17)
Full Report - All Reports
65%
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

Woodcock Road
Warminster
BA12 9DR
01985215551

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. Under your excellent leadership the school has retained all of its strengths and further developed and improved other aspects. You have dealt effectively with the improvement points in the previous inspection report. The school continues to improve and now has many excellent features. This is testament to the high quality of support you receive from other senior and middle leaders, such as heads of house and curriculum leaders, as well as the very well-informed academy council and the trust. You clearly have the confidence of staff, pupils and parents. The school is a vibrant and happy place where pupils are cared for well and strive to do as well as they can. Pupils are a delight to meet and talk to; they are great ambassadors for the school. Their behaviour in lessons and around the school is often exemplary. Most involve themselves fully in the life of the school and contribute to its highly inclusive and ambitious ethos and culture. Teachers are open, honest and totally committed to making the school even better. Your evaluation of what is done well, and often extremely well, and those areas that are not yet at the very high level you expect is detailed, perceptive and accurate. You fully realise that while the achievement of disadvantaged pupils and those who have special educational needs and/or disabilities has improved to be good, it is not yet in line with that of many other pupils. The attendance of some of these pupils also needs to improve further. You have put in place a number of effective actions to further improve the already good provision in the sixth form. The very large majority of pupils currently in all year groups make very strong progress across a wide range of subjects because teaching, learning and assessment are consistently at least good, and often better. Pupils’ achievement in mathematics is particularly strong but, while good and improving, lags a little in English. The curriculum is carefully matched to the needs of all pupils. The flexibility you use in setting pupils, for example in creating an all-boys group in English, is based on rigorous analysis and monitored closely. It works well. Achievement in the sixth form is now consistently good and high in some subjects. More attention is being given to establishing and building on what students already know, understand and can do. This is raising achievement and reducing any variation in the outcomes for students with similar starting points in some subjects. You and leaders at all levels track pupils’ progress carefully using the school’s wellconsidered and well-understood ‘trajectory’ model. Rigorous checks ensure that assessment information is reliable and accurate. This enables well-focused and effective individual support to be given to those pupils at risk of falling behind. Pupils undertake regular formal assessment tasks that help them know how well they are doing. They are mostly provided with good feedback on their classwork. Pupils respond well to this feedback, including when it is given orally, to make further progress. However, the feedback is not consistently at this high level. Occasionally, pupils are not clear about the progress they are making and how to improve their work. The very large majority of pupils rarely miss a day of schooling. Overall attendance is above the national average and rising. As a result of the extensive range of strategies you and your colleagues use, the attendance of individual pupils who previously were persistently absent has improved markedly. However, despite this, some disadvantaged pupils and some of those who have special educational needs and/or disabilities are still too often not in school. Safeguarding is effective. You, your leadership team and governors have ensured that all safeguarding arrangements and records meet statutory requirements and are fit for purpose. Staff training is comprehensive and effective; its impact is closely monitored. Pupils are very well cared for. Ensuring that pupils are safe and well looked after is at the heart of everything the school does. Pupils are well informed about all aspects of keeping themselves safe, including e-safety and online bullying, through the curriculum, assemblies that are often run by pupils, tutor time and other focused activities and events. Pupils value the vertical tutor groups, with pupils and students from Year 7 to Year 13, and the opportunities they create to support and look out for each other. Leaders keep detailed records which they check carefully to identify and act on the lessons to be learned from any incidents that occur.

Kingdown School Parent Reviews



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Strongly Agree 50% Agree 42% Disagree 4% Strongly Disagree 4% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>50, "agree"=>42, "disagree"=>4, "strongly_disagree"=>4, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 297 responses up to 15-05-2019
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Figures based on 297 responses up to 15-05-2019

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Figures based on 297 responses up to 15-05-2019

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Figures based on 297 responses up to 15-05-2019

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Figures based on 297 responses up to 15-05-2019

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Figures based on 297 responses up to 15-05-2019

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Figures based on 297 responses up to 15-05-2019

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Figures based on 297 responses up to 15-05-2019

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Figures based on 297 responses up to 15-05-2019

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Figures based on 297 responses up to 15-05-2019

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Figures based on 297 responses up to 15-05-2019

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Figures based on 297 responses up to 15-05-2019

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