Penryn College

Secondary

School Guide Rating

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Not Rated
Bust
Pupils
1055
Cake
Ages
11 - 16
Gender
Gender
Mixed
Building
Type
Academy - Converter Mainstream
Religion
Religion
Does not apply
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NATIONAL AVG. 2.01
Ofsted Report
(25/4/12)
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59%
NATIONAL AVG. 53%
5 A*-C GCSEs (or equivalent) inc. English and maths

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Absence
304.8
AVERAGE
Average Point Score
Per Pupil (GCSE) (Age 16)

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Value added
-11.7
NATIONAL AVG. 158.0
School Guide
Value Added Score

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15.2:1
NATIONAL AVG. 18.9:1
Pupil/Teacher Ratio

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Absence
6.6%
NATIONAL AVG. 3%
Persistent Absence

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Meals
11%
NATIONAL AVG. 18%
Pupils registered for free school meals

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63%
NATIONAL AVG. 42%
Happiness Rating

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Kernick Road
Penryn
TR10 8PZ
01326 372379
Penryn College is an average-sized secondary school. The college moved into a new building in 2008. The college was Cornwall's 'Building Schools for the Future' pathfinder and raised an additional £1.4 million to provide community sports facilities. It converted to an academy in July 2011. The college draws its students from Penryn and the surrounding villages. The large majority of students are of White British heritage and most speak English as their first language. The proportion of students known to be eligible for free school meals is similar to that found nationally. The proportion of students supported by school action plus or who have a statement of special educational needs is above that found nationally. An area resource base providing for 15 students with moderate learning difficulties is integral to the college. Alternative curriculum choices for a few students are provided at local partner colleges. The college has held sports specialist status since 1998 and was designated a leading edge college in 2004 and an applied learning college in 2006. The college is in receipt of numerous accreditations through nationally recognised awards, including the Arts Mark Gold. The college meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress.

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School Guide heat maps are not the same as catchment area maps published by a Local Authority. We are in the process of collecting this data and creating catchment maps for School Guide.

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  1. Look at our heat maps. They give a useful indicator of areas likely to admit pupils based on historical data. We explain how this could be helpful below.
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Methodology of a School Guide heat map

This School Guide heat map has been plotted using official school pupil data taken from the School Census collected by the Department for Education. The data tells us where pupils lived at the time of the last School Census (released annually in July). We calculate a likelihood of being admitted to a school from a given area based on this historical data. Areas with a high concentration of pupils successfully admitted to the school are mapped as red (‘Very Likely’), quite concentrated (‘Quite Likely) and less concentrated (‘Less Likely’). This gives a good indication of the area a pupil would need to have lived in to be accepted to the school at the time of the last available data.

Our heat maps use groups of postcodes, not individual postcodes, and have naturally soft edges. They may mirror circular catchment shapes but do not show actual cut-off distances. All pupils are included in the mapping (i.e. children with sibling(s) 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.

Living at a postcode that returns a ‘Very Likely’ rating based on historical pupil data does not guarantee admission to a current or future intake and vice versa for a ‘Not Likely’ rating. A pupil’s location always needs to be considered alongside individual school admissions criteria (e.g. faith schools require pupils to satisfy religious criteria).

School Guide recommends you use the Local Authority link provided on the individual school page (click on The Data tab, above), if you require exact catchment information or contact the school directly for individual admissions criteria.

See Admissions and Heat Maps for more information about the source of the data we use to plot our heat maps.

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