Ormiston Bushfield Academy
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

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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 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.

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  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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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

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


School Description

Pupils enjoy learning at Ormiston Bushfield Academy. They are proud to be part of a school community where pupils and staff actively support one another. They benefit from a modern, bright and spacious school building. Leaders take every opportunity to celebrate pupils’ achievements. Pupils are happy and safe and attend school regularly. Pupils who are new to the school settle in very quickly. Leaders have the same high expectations of every pupil, whatever their background. They encourage every pupil to do their best and to model the school’s shared values of ‘Opportunity, Belief and Aspiration’. Pupils behave well in lessons and around the school. Staff deal swiftly and effectively with the few incidents of bullying that occur. The school offers a wide range of additional activities for pupils to take part in and most pupils take advantage of these. Leaders prepare pupils well for their next stage of education. They aim to make pupils responsible and caring members of society. Students in the sixth form are happy that they have chosen to continue their studies in the school. Leaders support them well with their learning, and an increasing proportion go on to continue with their studies in higher education, including at Oxford and Cambridge Universities.

Ormiston Bushfield Academy Reviews

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“Would not recommend anyone sending their child to this school--from a student”
"> If you cant handel stress, dont come to OBA. 1. You have no free time to stress because you have to much too do due to lack of time, you're GCSE will all be crammed into one year near enough. 2. All school will do is tell you everything you do is not good enough, even when hitting A* I'm a student in year 11 currently being taught at this school. At the end of the school year in 2014 our head teacher left and was replace with a new one. A bad one. As i was in year 9 then i was just about to start my GCSE. Obviously with a senior staff change comes with other teachers leaving. In our school a lot left. Year 10 came and i had two new science teachers. Im supposed to be tripple award science taking all 3 sciences. However the whole of year ten we only learnt about chemistry with one of my two teacher and we were suppose to learn physics with the other, however leaving me now in year 11 with little to no knowledge of biology or physics 3 months before my exams. Not only is the science department failing due to the change of teachers every year and lack of communication but some subjects you will do well... Depending on the teacher. For my geography course work i find everything out from my friend in the second class because my teacher gives no details in what to do. Even when i complained and agreed to have a meeting for him to explain it to me, he did not show up. But don't worry, if you bring your teen to this school you will have 25 minutes of wasted time for tutor where we have to do brain teasers instead of actual work and then getting detention for trying to use the time wisely like revising. My main reason to write this review is because now school has decided to cut the lunch break time when some people like the GCSE students actually use that time to learn. Cutting my break which is supposed to be my time and also expecting you to stay an hour after school leaving you with hardly any break with the amount of home work you will have to do. Not only do i need to do my course work in lunchtime but i need to eat. As there are two sittings the years that have second call for lunch will have no time to buy food, wait for a table and eat in 20 minutes. The canteen is tiny fitting only 200 people in a school that is already too small (with 1000 teens roughly) to where i do my science classes in history rooms. But hey, we would most likely be able to eat somewhere other than just the canteen? No. If you buy the school food you have to eat in the canteen. You can not eat in the corridor or house base. You can only eat things you bring in outside. There are a few other points about this school i could talk about like not receiving course work feedback for over a year or lack of PE in a PE specialist school, or even the fact that if you want to learn you will be doing it all from a book because only a handful of teacher now have no enthusiasm to bother teaching. I understand we need to learn all of this information in less than a year. But people don't learn doing boring book work. it needs to be remembered. It needs to be exciting. However i guess ill be kind and give it some good points: the food they sell is nice if you are in the first lunch sitting, if you're second you will not really get a choice. The English teachers are pretty well rounded and good. Apart from the head of English which is okay because she cant teach as many pupils as the other teachers and the art department deserve some credit for its commitment to our grades and understand the needs of its pupils Overall: majority of teachers are lazy, in my opinion, with a head teacher who only acknowledges you if you get an A. The senior staff don't know what they're doing with lack of communication going round the school and different rules applying to different people. Awful science, geography and maths departments also lacking communication on what each class should be doing. Little space in the canteen if you even get time to eat in the canteen.
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