Oak Grove College
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
Post 16
Special school

The Boulevard
Worthing
BN13 1JX
01903708870
Pupils
250
Ages
11 - 19
Gender
Mixed
Type
Community special school
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(10/1/19)
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85%
NATIONAL AVG. 87%
Happiness Rating

Ofsted Parent View

5.6:1
NATIONAL AVG. 16.3:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
28%
NATIONAL AVG. 13.7%
Persistent Absence
3.7%
NATIONAL AVG. 16.9%
Pupils first language
not English
38.5%
NATIONAL AVG. 16.4%
Free school meals
1.2%
NATIONAL AVG. 10.8%
Pupils with SEN support

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the previous inspection. You lead a dedicated and talented team that places pupils’ learning and personal development at the heart of all that the school does. Together, you, with your senior leaders and governors, successfully drive forward the vision that ‘everyone matters, every day counts’. Pupils thrive within the school’s caring ethos and they make good progress. Warm and trusting relationships are evident between staff and pupils throughout the day. Pupils told inspectors that they enjoy school and like their teachers ‘because they make learning fun’. During breaktimes, pupils play safely and cooperatively with each other, and they behave well in lessons. Teachers listen to pupils’ ideas with interest, and pupils are considerate towards each other. Support staff are sensitive and skilful when meeting the needs of pupils with highly complex medical and personal care requirements. You have built successfully on the many strengths that inspectors found when they previously inspected the school. Leaders have designed an innovative curriculum in each of your five different ‘family groups’ and in the sixth form. These groupings provide a tailored approach to meet the needs of the very wide range of pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) for which the school caters. Family groups carefully take into account pupils’ different abilities. During our visits to the groups, we observed pupils engaging positively with all of their learning activities.

Oak Grove College Catchment Area Map

This pupil heat map shows where pupils currently attending the school live.

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Source:
All attending pupils
National School Census Data 2020
ONS
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The concentration of pupils shows likelihood of admission based on distance criteria

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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.

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