Northampton Academy
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
Post 16
PUPILS
1495
AGES
11 - 18
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Academy sponsor led
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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
0300 126 1000

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
(12/11/19)
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

Wellingborough Road
Northampton
NN3 8NH
01604210017

School Description

Pupils are highly enthusiastic about attending this school. They work extremely well with their teachers, who help them to aim high and work hard. The school’s high expectation of ‘learning without disruption’ is reflected in exemplary behaviour. Pupils are inspired by the broad range of subjects they study. They benefit from a thoughtfully designed curriculum. They achieve highly. They appreciate the wide variety of extra-curricular activities. Pupils gain leadership skills every year through carefully planned activities. For example, they become anti-bullying ambassadors and serve on the student council. The school’s strongly held values of respect, determination and ambition help them to reflect on and develop their character. Character development is at the heart of the school’s work. Pupils feel very safe in this school. They told us that bullying is extremely rare. They appreciate the support and encouragement they receive from all teachers. Pupils say that teachers help them to overcome any difficulties to learning they may face. All pupils feel included in the school community and believe they can contribute to its future.

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Last update: 30 December 2020

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