North Chadderton School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
Post 16
PUPILS
1571
AGES
11 - 18
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
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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
(23/5/17)
Full Report - All Reports
69%
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

Chadderton Hall Road
Chadderton
Oldham
OL9 0BN
01616249939

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. You have carefully structured the senior leadership team so that individuals’ skills are matched closely to their roles and responsibilities and used to best effect. Leaders at all levels work well together. They have a very clear and accurate understanding of the school’s strengths and of where further improvement is necessary. You are rightly proud of the ethos of the school, which is built around the school’s five core values of responsibility, reflection, reasoning, resilience and resourcefulness. Pupils’ responses to inspectors’ questions illustrate they are being encouraged to develop these attributes and characteristics through all aspects of their experience at North Chadderton. Relationships between staff and pupils are strong. The majority of pupils said that they are listened to and feel well supported. When pupils work together in lessons, they show a high level of respect for each other’s opinions and they articulate their ideas very well. One parent who responded to Ofsted’s online survey wrote: ‘I have been happy with the school since my child began there in Year 7. The school provides an excellent learning environment in which I feel children are developed not just academically but also so that they are socially aware and able to contribute positively to the world outside of school.’ Many parents were equally positive. While some parents were less positive in their view of the school, inspectors did not find convincing evidence to support these less-positive views. Since the last inspection, the school has become an academy, moved into a new building and is due to become part of a multi-academy trust, known as The Oak Trust for Inspirational Learning and Leadership, starting from September 2017. There have been several changes in leadership roles, including at senior and subject leader level, to further strengthen leadership. You work in partnership with a number of local primary and secondary schools to share good practice, provide support where it is needed and to ensure smooth transition for children transferring from primary to secondary school. Teachers have benefited from this partnership, for example by working together to improve the accuracy of teacher assessment. You have adapted your curriculum so that it better meets the needs of your pupils. You have made progress in addressing the areas for improvement identified in the report following the 2013 inspection. You have raised the expectations of teachers, many of whom are using more accurate data effectively to plan learning activities at the right level, so that pupils of all levels of ability are able to make good progress. As a result, the most able pupils, including those who are disadvantaged, are making better progress. In some subjects, teachers are working hard to ensure that pupils have more opportunities to find things out for themselves, to share their ideas and to express their views and opinions confidently. Current pupils make good progress from their starting points, across a range of subjects. You are aware that there is still some variability in the quality of teaching and in outcomes for some groups of pupils, in some subjects. You have put in place rigorous checks so that pupils who are not making sufficient progress are supported earlier. Following the last inspection, you were also asked to develop pupils’ reading skills. You have successfully introduced new reading programmes for pupils in all years, to encourage wider reading, as well as promoting reading across a wider range of subjects. Pupils of all levels of ability are directed to select books containing text that challenges their reading skills at an appropriate level. You were also asked to improve the quality of teaching and have worked hard to make sure that all pupils experience effective teaching. There is some high-quality teaching in the school. You have increased the rigour with which you check the quality of teaching, learning and assessment and, consequently, teachers have more opportunities to reflect on their practice with a colleague. Weaknesses are addressed quickly through departmental and whole-school training sessions and one-to-one support. You are aware that there is still some teaching that needs to improve and you are taking appropriate steps to address these few remaining areas of weakness. These steps include developing even more opportunities for teachers to share the good practice that exists within and beyond the school.

North Chadderton School Parent Reviews



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Strongly Agree 37% Agree 51% Disagree 7% Strongly Disagree 5% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>37, "agree"=>51, "disagree"=>7, "strongly_disagree"=>5, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 98 responses up to 03-03-2019
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