University Academy Warrington

Post 16

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Insall Road
01925 822632
11 - 18
Academy Sponsor Led Mainstream
Mr ofsted
4 1 1 2 3 4
Ofsted Report
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5 A*-C GCSEs (or equivalent) inc. English and maths
Average Point Score
Per Pupil (GCSE) (Age 16)
Value added
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Value Added Score
Small Data Set
3 or more A Levels (A*-E)
or equivalent (Age 18)
Small Data Set
Average Point Score
Per Pupil (A level) (Age 18)
Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil
Teacher 12.9:1
Pupil/Teacher Ratio
Persistent Absence
School language
Pupils first language
not English
Pupils registered for free school meals
Happiness Rating

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School Description

University Academy Warrington became a sponsored academy under the University of Chester Academies Trust in January 2013. The academy is much smaller than the average-sized secondary school. The number of students on roll is falling. The proportion of disadvantaged students, those supported through the pupil premium is broadly average. The pupil premium is additional funding for those students who are known to be eligible for free school meals and those who are looked after by the local authority. Almost all students are White British. The proportion of disabled students and those with special educational needs is above average. The academy has a designated provision resource of 12 places for students with cognition and learning difficulties. Provisional data for 2014 shows that the academy meets the government’s current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for students’ attainment and progress. Six students access off-site education at New Horizons, a provider of alternative provision. The academy and the Trust is supported by St John Plessington Teaching School Alliance and its Executive Principal. A new head of school, seconded from the Teaching School Alliance, has been in place since September 2014. The newly formed IEB is led by a national leader of governance and provides both challenge and support for academy leaders in their drive for improvement.

Catchment information

Undersubscribed in 2015
01925 443322

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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