Rivington and Blackrod High School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
Post 16
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Rivington Lane
Horwich
Bolton
BL6 7RU
01204333266
Pupils
1683
Ages
11 - 18
Gender
Mixed
Type
Academy converter
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(21/1/20)
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60%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths
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Pupils are safe in this school. They said that there is always somebody who they can talk to if they have an issue. Most pupils are punctual and attend school regularly. However, a small group of pupils often miss school. Most pupils are happy in school. This is particularly true for Year 7 pupils who enjoy their year in a separate building. Pupils said that behaviour is usually good. Sometimes learning is interrupted but most teachers deal with this quickly. Pupils do not think that bullying happens often in school. When it does happen, they think that teachers sort it out. Most pupils said that they enjoy their learning. Teachers usually have high expectations of pupils’ learning. They are given help when they find learning difficult. Pupils, particularly in Year 7, enjoy learning about the ‘word of the week’. However, in some subjects, the curriculum at key stage 3 does not cover the depth and breadth of the national curriculum. Pupils talked enthusiastically about some of the books that they read in their English lessons. They also enjoy the lessons that are put aside for them to read books of their own choice. Pupils have a range of clubs and activities that they can enjoy at lunchtime and after school. Pupils said that they really like some of the sports clubs. For example, they like trampolining and table tennis.

Rivington and Blackrod High School Catchment Area Map

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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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