Park Community Academy
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school
PUPILS
322
AGES
2 - 19
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
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The concentration of pupils shows likelihood of admission based on distance criteria

Source: All attending pupils National School Census Data, 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?

Outstanding
NATIONAL AVG. 2.09
Ofsted Inspection
(17/10/2023)
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96%
NATIONAL AVG. 93%
Happiness Rating

Ofsted Parent View

8.6:1
NATIONAL AVG. 19.9:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
28.5%
NATIONAL AVG. 17.7%
Persistent Absence
2.8%
NATIONAL AVG. 22.0%
Pupils first language
not English
67.3%
NATIONAL AVG. 25.9%
Free school meals
158 Whitegate Drive
Blackpool
FY3 9HF
01253764130

School Description

Park Community Academy (PCA) is a school where everyone is welcome. The school recognises pupils, including children in the early years, and students in the sixth form, as incredibly talented individuals. All pupils have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). The school’s tenacious approach to enabling pupils to overcome their barriers to learning helps them to thrive. Pupils and staff diligently follow the ‘PCA way’. This approach outlines the school’s high expectations for pupils’ learning and behaviour. Pupils learn to follow well-structured routines. Over time, pupils’ behaviour improves considerably. This is clearly shown in the exemplary attitudes of older pupils. Pupils receive a broad curriculum that meets their needs exceptionally well. Staff build strong relationships with pupils, parents and carers. Parents appreciate the wide range of support provided by the school which enables their children to excel. These effective relationships, coupled with the exceptionally well-designed curriculum, mean that most pupils achieve highly from their starting points. Pupils enjoy a vast array of wider opportunities. Clubs include cheerleading, horticulture, fitness and cooking. Pupils spoke fondly of the school therapy dogs, Daisy and Molly. The school band and choir perform at concerts regularly. Pupils benefit from residential visits that broaden their horizons. They excel in many sporting competitions. Pupils benefit from high-quality play opportunities at social times. Due to these activities, they are happy and well-prepared for life beyond school.

Park Community Academy Parent Reviews



96% Parents Recommend This School
Strongly Agree 79% Agree 17% Disagree 4% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>79, "agree"=>17, "disagree"=>4, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 90 responses up to 05-05-2024
Strongly Agree 81% Agree 17% Disagree 2% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>81, "agree"=>17, "disagree"=>2, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 90 responses up to 05-05-2024
Strongly Agree 73% Agree 22% Disagree 2% Strongly Disagree 1% Don't Know 1% {"strongly_agree"=>73, "agree"=>22, "disagree"=>2, "strongly_disagree"=>1, "dont_know"=>1} Figures based on 90 responses up to 05-05-2024
My Child Has Not Been Bullied 68% Strongly Agree 9% Agree 16% Disagree 2% Strongly Disagree 3% Don't Know 2% {"my_child_has_not_been_bullied"=>68, "strongly_agree"=>9, "agree"=>16, "disagree"=>2, "strongly_disagree"=>3, "dont_know"=>2} Figures based on 90 responses up to 05-05-2024
Strongly Agree 70% Agree 23% Disagree 3% Strongly Disagree 2% Don't Know 1% {"strongly_agree"=>70, "agree"=>23, "disagree"=>3, "strongly_disagree"=>2, "dont_know"=>1} Figures based on 90 responses up to 05-05-2024
I Have Not Raised Any Concerns 36% Strongly Agree 51% Agree 7% Disagree 4% Strongly Disagree 1% Don't Know 1% {"i_have_not_raised_any_concerns"=>36, "strongly_agree"=>51, "agree"=>7, "disagree"=>4, "strongly_disagree"=>1, "dont_know"=>1} Figures based on 90 responses up to 05-05-2024
Strongly Agree 79% Agree 17% Disagree 2% Strongly Disagree 2% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>79, "agree"=>17, "disagree"=>2, "strongly_disagree"=>2, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 90 responses up to 05-05-2024
Strongly Agree 62% Agree 30% Disagree 2% Strongly Disagree 4% Don't Know 1% {"strongly_agree"=>62, "agree"=>30, "disagree"=>2, "strongly_disagree"=>4, "dont_know"=>1} Figures based on 90 responses up to 05-05-2024
Strongly Agree 73% Agree 22% Disagree 2% Strongly Disagree 1% Don't Know 1% {"strongly_agree"=>73, "agree"=>22, "disagree"=>2, "strongly_disagree"=>1, "dont_know"=>1} Figures based on 90 responses up to 05-05-2024
Strongly Agree 69% Agree 26% Disagree 2% Strongly Disagree 2% Don't Know 1% {"strongly_agree"=>69, "agree"=>26, "disagree"=>2, "strongly_disagree"=>2, "dont_know"=>1} Figures based on 90 responses up to 05-05-2024
Strongly Agree 70% Agree 24% Disagree 3% Strongly Disagree 1% Don't Know 1% {"strongly_agree"=>70, "agree"=>24, "disagree"=>3, "strongly_disagree"=>1, "dont_know"=>1} Figures based on 90 responses up to 05-05-2024
Strongly Agree 70% Agree 24% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 1% Don't Know 4% {"strongly_agree"=>70, "agree"=>24, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>1, "dont_know"=>4} Figures based on 90 responses up to 05-05-2024
Strongly Agree 76% Agree 20% Disagree 3% Strongly Disagree 1% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>76, "agree"=>20, "disagree"=>3, "strongly_disagree"=>1, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 90 responses up to 05-05-2024
Yes 96% No 4% {"yes"=>96, "no"=>4} Figures based on 90 responses up to 05-05-2024

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