Park Lane Academy
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
PUPILS
436
AGES
11 - 16
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Academy sponsor led
SCHOOL GUIDE RATING
Not Rated

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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, 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?

Requires Improvement
NATIONAL AVG. 2.09
Ofsted Inspection
(04/10/2022)
Full Report - All Reports
27%
NATIONAL AVG. 38%
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 15% of schools in England) Below Average (About 18% of schools in England) Average (About 35% of schools in England) Above Average (About 16% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 16% 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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Park Lane
Exley
Halifax
HX3 9LG
01422362215

School Description

Park Lane Academy is an improving school. In recent months, there have been changes to leadership at a senior level. This has helped the school address its weaknesses at pace. The school is well supported by the trust. They have added extra staff to drive improvement. Leaders act with integrity and are focused on creating an inclusive school. Pupils talk positively about the changes that they are seeing. Behaviour has improved. In classrooms, the majority of pupils are respectful to staff. However, suspensions are still too high. Not all pupils behave as well as they should. Pupils have been given greater leadership opportunities in school. They speak positively about how much more involved they are in the life of the school. The school is proud to have introduced new head pupils and a number of mental health ambassadors. The opportunities for enrichment activities are increasing, although not all pupils take part. Leaders are aware that they need to do more to involve all pupils in the range of extra opportunities on offer. They know that they need to offer a wider range of opportunities to suit all pupils. Pupils feel safe in school. They know that they have adults they can go to if they are worried or concerned. Pupils say that sometimes there is bullying in school. They know who to report bullying to, but they feel that it is not always taken seriously. Leaders are taking effective steps to address this.

Park Lane Academy Parent Reviews



Average Parent Rating

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“I have a daughter in year 8”

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"> My daughter attends Park Lane Learning Trust and is so very happy. We had an issue at the beginning of her schooling which I can I only commend the staff with the swift and professional way it was dealt with. My daughter is growing in confidence and loves school. The pupils are very well mannered and respectful and the staff in my opinion are amazing.
“Fantastic School”

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"> Excellent school, fantastic staff and pupils, great respect from pupils. Fantastic communication. There is so much this school does to help the pupils, the staff pick up quickly those in need of help and do everything to help both pupil and parent.
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Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>32, "agree"=>49, "disagree"=>11, "strongly_disagree"=>6, "dont_know"=>2} UNLOCK Figures based on 47 responses up to 04-07-2023
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>34, "agree"=>45, "disagree"=>11, "strongly_disagree"=>6, "dont_know"=>4} UNLOCK Figures based on 47 responses up to 04-07-2023
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>26, "agree"=>43, "disagree"=>15, "strongly_disagree"=>9, "dont_know"=>9} UNLOCK Figures based on 47 responses up to 04-07-2023
My Child Has Not Been Bullied Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"my_child_has_not_been_bullied"=>49, "strongly_agree"=>15, "agree"=>19, "disagree"=>2, "strongly_disagree"=>6, "dont_know"=>9} UNLOCK Figures based on 47 responses up to 04-07-2023
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>11, "agree"=>45, "disagree"=>21, "strongly_disagree"=>13, "dont_know"=>11} UNLOCK Figures based on 47 responses up to 04-07-2023
I Have Not Raised Any Concerns Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"i_have_not_raised_any_concerns"=>23, "strongly_agree"=>28, "agree"=>21, "disagree"=>13, "strongly_disagree"=>13, "dont_know"=>2} UNLOCK Figures based on 47 responses up to 04-07-2023
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>38, "agree"=>38, "disagree"=>14, "strongly_disagree"=>10, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 21 responses up to 04-07-2023
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>23, "agree"=>55, "disagree"=>13, "strongly_disagree"=>6, "dont_know"=>2} UNLOCK Figures based on 47 responses up to 04-07-2023
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>34, "agree"=>45, "disagree"=>9, "strongly_disagree"=>11, "dont_know"=>2} UNLOCK Figures based on 47 responses up to 04-07-2023
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>23, "agree"=>51, "disagree"=>13, "strongly_disagree"=>6, "dont_know"=>6} UNLOCK Figures based on 47 responses up to 04-07-2023
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>32, "agree"=>38, "disagree"=>11, "strongly_disagree"=>9, "dont_know"=>11} UNLOCK Figures based on 47 responses up to 04-07-2023
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>21, "agree"=>49, "disagree"=>6, "strongly_disagree"=>9, "dont_know"=>15} UNLOCK Figures based on 47 responses up to 04-07-2023
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>19, "agree"=>47, "disagree"=>9, "strongly_disagree"=>11, "dont_know"=>15} UNLOCK Figures based on 47 responses up to 04-07-2023
Yes No {"yes"=>70, "no"=>30} UNLOCK Figures based on 47 responses up to 04-07-2023

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