Saint Aidan's Church of England High School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
PUPILS
847
AGES
11 - 16
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Voluntary aided school
SCHOOL GUIDE RATING
Not Rated

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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, 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?

Good
NATIONAL AVG. 2.09
Ofsted Inspection
(14/06/2023)
Full Report - All Reports
64%
NATIONAL AVG. 38%
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 15% of schools in England) Below Average (About 18% of schools in England) Average (About 35% of schools in England) Above Average (About 16% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 16% 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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School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. You and other leaders, including governors, know the school well. Your aspirations for pupils are high. You expect staff to match these, and typically they do. This has enabled you to build upon the school’s strengths and put right the areas for improvement noted at the last inspection. You and other leaders have created, and sustained, a positive and caring community. Teachers and other staff say that they are proud to work at the school, and pupils say they are valued and well cared for. As a result, the school is highly regarded in the community and is a popular choice with parents and carers when deciding upon their children’s secondary education. Parents who responded to Ofsted’s survey, Parent View, routinely expressed positive views of the impact that you and other staff have upon pupils’ progress and well-being. One comment, which summed up the views of many, was, ‘St Aidan’s is a fantastic school… my son has thrived since joining.’ Pupils’ conduct and attitudes to learning are strengths of the school. Pupils understand how to learn well, and routinely do so. As a result, the progress they make across a broad range of subjects is good. Pupils enjoy school and most attend regularly. Pupils’ attendance overall is higher than others nationally. Pupils enjoy positive relationships with one another and staff. Bullying is rare. On the few occasions bullying occurs, it is resolved swiftly and effectively.

Saint Aidan's Church of England High School Parent Reviews



Average Parent Rating

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“Avoid if at all possible”

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"> Exceptionally poor communication. In my opinion, the school's attention to dealing with issues is non existent.
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Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>33, "agree"=>55, "disagree"=>6, "strongly_disagree"=>2, "dont_know"=>4} UNLOCK Figures based on 51 responses up to 11-01-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>53, "agree"=>43, "disagree"=>2, "strongly_disagree"=>2, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 51 responses up to 11-01-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>24, "agree"=>63, "disagree"=>6, "strongly_disagree"=>4, "dont_know"=>4} UNLOCK Figures based on 51 responses up to 11-01-2024
My Child Has Not Been Bullied Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"my_child_has_not_been_bullied"=>57, "strongly_agree"=>8, "agree"=>6, "disagree"=>6, "strongly_disagree"=>6, "dont_know"=>18} UNLOCK Figures based on 51 responses up to 11-01-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>25, "agree"=>53, "disagree"=>16, "strongly_disagree"=>2, "dont_know"=>4} UNLOCK Figures based on 51 responses up to 11-01-2024
I Have Not Raised Any Concerns Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"i_have_not_raised_any_concerns"=>25, "strongly_agree"=>31, "agree"=>33, "disagree"=>2, "strongly_disagree"=>4, "dont_know"=>4} UNLOCK Figures based on 51 responses up to 11-01-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>0, "agree"=>22, "disagree"=>33, "strongly_disagree"=>33, "dont_know"=>11} UNLOCK Figures based on 10 responses up to 11-01-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>33, "agree"=>59, "disagree"=>4, "strongly_disagree"=>2, "dont_know"=>2} UNLOCK Figures based on 51 responses up to 11-01-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>51, "agree"=>39, "disagree"=>4, "strongly_disagree"=>4, "dont_know"=>2} UNLOCK Figures based on 51 responses up to 11-01-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>39, "agree"=>49, "disagree"=>8, "strongly_disagree"=>2, "dont_know"=>2} UNLOCK Figures based on 51 responses up to 11-01-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>39, "agree"=>59, "disagree"=>2, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 51 responses up to 11-01-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>47, "agree"=>47, "disagree"=>6, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 51 responses up to 11-01-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>41, "agree"=>45, "disagree"=>8, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>6} UNLOCK Figures based on 51 responses up to 11-01-2024
Yes No {"yes"=>94, "no"=>6} UNLOCK Figures based on 51 responses up to 11-01-2024

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