Parrs Wood High School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
Post 16
PUPILS
1936
AGES
11 - 18
GENDER
Mixed
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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 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?

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NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(16/5/19)
Full Report - All Reports
65%
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

Wilmslow Road
East Didsbury
Manchester
M20 5PG
01614468640

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. You and the leadership team have a thorough and accurate understanding of what the school does well. Leaders are acutely aware of those aspects of the school that still require further development. Leaders reflect regularly on their actions and refine them appropriately. This has resulted in several improvements recently, for example the progress made by disadvantaged pupils in English and mathematics. Staff are very positive about the school. Almost all the staff who responded to Ofsted’s survey are proud to work at the school. They feel that leaders support them well. Staff appreciate the training they receive to improve and refine their practice. Pupils are pleased to be part of a culturally diverse and caring community. They appreciate the help and guidance they receive from their teachers. Pupils in key stage 3 welcome the wealth of extra-curricular activities on offer. Older pupils explained to inspectors how they are keen to raise money for charity and local good causes. Pupils feel they are listened to by staff. Pupils enthusiastically develop their leadership skills, for example by being a member of the school council. Students in the sixth form were especially positive about the opportunities they have to learn about different faiths and religions, for instance as part of a ‘spiritual awareness day’. Sixth-form students value the support they receive with their preparations for further education, employment and training. Parents and carers appreciate the opportunities the school offers their children. The following comment from one parent typifies their views, ‘The school tries to find ways in which each pupil can shine.’ Almost 90% of parents who responded to Ofsted’s online survey, Parent View, would recommend the school to others. Governors and trustees have a detailed understanding of those aspects of the school that could be better. For example, they are aware of the underachievement historically in humanities and the recent decline in students’ attendance in the sixth form. Members of the governing body and the board of trustees monitor these areas closely and hold leaders to account for the school’s performance. Safeguarding is effective. Leaders’ systems to check that adults at the school are safe to work with pupils are effective. Staff receive regular safeguarding training. They understand the procedures they must follow if they have concerns about a pupil. Leaders respond in a timely manner to any referrals made. They ensure that vulnerable pupils receive appropriate support from a range of external agencies. Those responsible for governance check that systems to keep pupils safe are robust and fit for purpose. Leaders and staff have created a tolerant and respectful school community. Pupils report that incidents of bullying are rare. They are confident that staff deal effectively with any concerns they may have. Neither pupils nor staff tolerate any form of discrimination, including racism or homophobia. Pupils explained to inspectors how members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community can be open about their sexual orientation or gender identity. Pupils who spoke with inspectors report they feel safe in school. Staff agree that pupils are safe. Pupils learn about how to look after their own emotional health and how to stay safe. For instance, pupils learn about the dangers of knife crime and the possible negative effects of social media. Some pupils act as ‘mental health ambassadors’ to promote the importance of talking about some of the issues faced by their peers. Inspection findings Inspectors were keen to learn about the actions you have taken to raise pupils’ achievement in history and geography. This is because, for the last two years, pupils have made fewer gains in their learning in these subjects than their peers nationally. In recent years, there have been a considerable number of changes to staffing in these subject areas. Leaders have acted to stabilise staffing and strengthened the leadership of the humanities department. Teachers in history and geography have also benefited from appropriate training. This has been effective in securing improvements in the quality of teaching.

Parrs Wood High School Parent Reviews



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Strongly Agree 41% Agree 47% Disagree 7% Strongly Disagree 5% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>41, "agree"=>47, "disagree"=>7, "strongly_disagree"=>5, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 87 responses up to 20-05-2019
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Figures based on 87 responses up to 20-05-2019

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Figures based on 87 responses up to 20-05-2019

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Figures based on 87 responses up to 20-05-2019

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Figures based on 87 responses up to 20-05-2019

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Figures based on 87 responses up to 20-05-2019

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Figures based on 87 responses up to 20-05-2019

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Figures based on 87 responses up to 20-05-2019

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Figures based on 87 responses up to 20-05-2019

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Figures based on 87 responses up to 20-05-2019

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Figures based on 87 responses up to 20-05-2019

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Figures based on 87 responses up to 20-05-2019

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