Ringwood School Academy
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

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Parsonage Barn Lane
BH24 1SE
11 - 18
Academy - Converter mainstream
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5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths
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Ringwood School Academy is a larger than the average-sized mixed comprehensive secondary school. It is designated as a national teaching school. It has a sixth form which offers 380 places to students following academic and vocational courses. The proportion of pupils who are eligible for free school meals is approximately half the national average. Similarly, there are lower than typical percentages of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities or whose first language is not believed to be English. The headteacher was not in post at the time of the previous inspection. She joined the Inspection report: Ringwood School Academy, 28–30 March 2017 Page 10 of 13 school in September 2016. The chair of the governing body was also not in post at the time of the last inspection. The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. The school complies with Department for Education guidance on what academies should publish. The school meets the government’s floor standards for what pupils should achieve by the end of Year 11. A small number of pupils receive alternative provision at one of the following settings: Greenwood School, Eaglewood School, The Bridge Project, Christchurch Learning Centre and Hampshire EIS Place2Learn.

Ringwood School Academy Catchment Area Map

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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.

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  1. Look at our 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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Ringwood School Academy Reviews

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"> My Daughter attended here until last year. There is now a new head at Ringwood. Since she joined, the school has gone downhill – dropping from ‘excellent’ to ‘very good’. The new head has fully embraced ‘gender fluidity’ making the pupils (mainly boys) very confused about their gender and their place in this new society. The school has gender neutral toilets making things very difficult for girls new to things like periods etc. 17 teachers left in the first summer holiday after the new head arrived – all long term staff. My daughter has had assemblies hosted by ‘Stonewall’, ‘Hope Not Hate’ and other left wing groups. The school takes pupils off to the Southampton Mosque where they are introduced to Islam and even encouraged to pray. The head has used the 6th form to encourage younger pupils into signing petitions and even postcards directed at council members to help refugees. My daughter now attends a local 6th form college, which seems slightly better – so far. Personally, I’d be worried about where Ringwood school is going if I had my kids there.
“Ringwood High School”
"> Highly professional, enthusiastic and highly capable staff. Actually 5 stars are not enough. Strong discipline ethic, the school is well run from top to bottom. Well done Ringwood School.
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