Ridgeway Secondary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary & Secondary
PUPILS
382
AGES
11 - 16
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
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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
(19/10/21)
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Evesham Road
Astwood Bank
Redditch
B96 6BD
01527892867

School Description

This is a school where expectations have remained low for too long. Leaders have not managed the school’s transition from a middle school to a secondary school well. In many subjects, pupils experience a poorly planned curriculum. This does not help pupils to make the progress of which they are capable. Pupils do not behave well. In many lessons, low-level disruption does not allow pupils to focus on their learning. Teachers do not tackle poor behaviour consistently. Some pupils say that bullying happens at the school and that they do not have confidence in staff to deal with it. At social times and at the end of the school day, staff do not always supervise pupils properly. Pupils do not attend school as often as they should. This also has a negative impact on their learning. There are extra-curricular opportunities that take place every day after school. This includes jewellery making, Latin and various sports clubs during ‘Enrichment Thursdays’. Pupils do not have a secure understanding of fundamental British values and the different careers available to them when they leave school.

Ridgeway Secondary School Parent Reviews



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Strongly Agree 39% Agree 34% Disagree 9% Strongly Disagree 15% Don't Know 3% {"strongly_agree"=>39, "agree"=>34, "disagree"=>9, "strongly_disagree"=>15, "dont_know"=>3} Figures based on 67 responses up to 13-06-2022
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Figures based on 67 responses up to 13-06-2022

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Figures based on 67 responses up to 13-06-2022

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Figures based on 67 responses up to 13-06-2022

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Figures based on 67 responses up to 13-06-2022

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Figures based on 67 responses up to 13-06-2022

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Figures based on 67 responses up to 13-06-2022

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Figures based on 67 responses up to 13-06-2022

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Figures based on 67 responses up to 13-06-2022

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Figures based on 67 responses up to 13-06-2022

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Figures based on 67 responses up to 13-06-2022

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Figures based on 67 responses up to 13-06-2022

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