Queen Elizabeth's School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
Post 16
PUPILS
1573
AGES
13 - 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
(19/9/17)
Full Report - All Reports
69%
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 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

Blandford Road
Pamphill
Wimborne
BH21 4DT
01202885233

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. Supported by a strong governing body, you have made your expectations clear and shown determination and resolve to improve the quality of education pupils receive. You have made several astute choices to strengthen the pastoral and subject leadership of the school. This is beginning to have an impact on the attendance, behaviour and progress of pupils. There is a strong sense of community in the school both from staff and from pupils, founded on a strong Christian ethos. The majority of parents are happy with the quality of education provided and have confidence in the leadership. However, staff changes impeded progress in some areas and this has affected the perception of a number of parents in regard to the quality of education and behaviour at Queen Elizabeth’s. Some parents expressed concern about the number of staff changes and the impact this had on behaviour and learning. However, at present, staffing is secure and the behaviour in lessons creates a positive environment for learning. Pupil progress in Years 9 to 11 is in line with national averages but the progress and attendance of disadvantaged pupils were considerably lower in 2015/16. The decisive actions you have taken have made a palpable difference to the attendance of disadvantaged pupils. There is increasing evidence that there have also been improvements in the progress of disadvantaged pupils, but you accurately identify that this aspect requires further work. The school provides a calm, purposeful environment which the pupils take pride in. Pupils feel cared for and appreciate the support for their physical and mental wellbeing. Transition from middle school to Queen Elizabeth’s is a strength, resulting in the majority of pupils settling very quickly and happily. Vulnerable pupils are particularly well looked after. Discipline structures reinforce expectations. The vast majority of the school community appreciate and support the systems. As a result, behaviour is improving and the use of sanctions is declining. There was a decline in standards in the sixth form between 2014 and 2016 which you have addressed by changes in the leadership of this area. Learners on academic courses were making less than expected progress. Leaders’ actions are increasingly successful in raising students’ outcomes and aspirations. However, recent aspects of improvement need more time to impact fully. Applied courses have been a strength of the school and continue to be so. There has been an immediate impact of changes to leadership in terms of the progression of learners to universities, which was greatly increased in 2017. Safeguarding is effective. The leadership team, including governors, has ensured that all safeguarding arrangements are fit for purpose and records are detailed and of high quality. Staff are suitably trained in safeguarding procedures in line with current legislation. Inspection evidence shows that you have acted decisively where safeguarding concerns have been raised. Your communication with outside agencies is timely and effective. Your communication arrangements in school provide a secure network to support any child at risk of harm. Pupils feel safe and are safe in the school. They receive and understand the advice provided about potential risks and how to stay safe in different situations, including on the internet. Pupils respect each other and value their differences. Bullying is rare and, where it does occur, pupils are confident that it is dealt with swiftly and effectively. The overwhelming majority of parents believe that their children are safe, happy and well looked after at school. The governors are well equipped to oversee this aspect of the school’s work. The designated governor for safeguarding has a wealth of relevant experience and expertise in order to support the school in maintaining pupils’ safety and well-being. There is a culture of vigilance and care within the school. All pupils spoken to felt confident that there was an adult in school they could talk to about their own, or a friend’s, concerns. They also felt confident that these concerns would be taken seriously and addressed appropriately.

Queen Elizabeth's School Parent Reviews



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Strongly Agree 45% Agree 43% Disagree 7% Strongly Disagree 4% Don't Know 1% {"strongly_agree"=>45, "agree"=>43, "disagree"=>7, "strongly_disagree"=>4, "dont_know"=>1} Figures based on 188 responses up to 28-10-2017
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Figures based on 188 responses up to 28-10-2017

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Figures based on 188 responses up to 28-10-2017

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Figures based on 188 responses up to 28-10-2017

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Figures based on 188 responses up to 28-10-2017

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Figures based on 188 responses up to 28-10-2017

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Figures based on 188 responses up to 28-10-2017

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Figures based on 188 responses up to 28-10-2017

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Figures based on 188 responses up to 28-10-2017

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Figures based on 188 responses up to 28-10-2017

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Figures based on 188 responses up to 28-10-2017

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Figures based on 188 responses up to 28-10-2017

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