Philips High School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
School Guide Rating
Not Rated


Higher Lane
Whitefield
Manchester
M45 7PH
01613512200
Pupils
866
Ages
11 - 16
Gender
Mixed
Type
Community school
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(28/2/17)
Full Report - All Reports
46%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths
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You and your leadership team have maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. You joined the school as headteacher in April 2016 and have driven far-reaching improvements throughout the school. In a short time, you have increased the effectiveness of leadership at all levels. You have challenged senior leaders to develop the breadth of their work and they have risen to the challenge. You have increased the expectations of middle leaders and they value their greater involvement in monitoring the quality of teaching and the faith you have shown in them to improve outcomes. You have established a culture of high expectations in which all staff are supported effectively to work towards the school’s aim of every pupil becoming a ‘star’. You have ensured that leaders at all levels understand the strengths and weaknesses in their areas so that they can take appropriate action to make improvements. Improvement planning is more coherent so that everyone’s efforts directly contribute to the school’s overarching priorities. Almost all staff who completed the questionnaire say that they understand the school’s aims and you ensure that the school’s collaborative, respectful and aspirational values permeate all aspects of its work.

Philips High School Catchment Area Map

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National School Census Data 2020
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The concentration of pupils shows likelihood of admission based on distance criteria

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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.

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.

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