Selly Oak Trust School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school
PUPILS
385
AGES
11 - 19
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Foundation special school

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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?

4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(6/6/17)
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85%
NATIONAL AVG. 93%
Happiness Rating

Ofsted Parent View

7.4:1
NATIONAL AVG. 20.7:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
26.1%
NATIONAL AVG. 8.2%
Persistent Absence
15.1%
NATIONAL AVG. 20.9%
Pupils first language
not English
48%
NATIONAL AVG. 20.8%
Free school meals
Oak Tree Lane
Selly Oak
Birmingham
B29 6HZ
01214720876

School Description

The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. Selly Oak is a large secondary special school. All the pupils have an education, health and care plan or a statement of special educational needs. Selly Oak is a foundation trust school supported by The Real Life 4 Me Trust. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is higher than the national average. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds is above average. The majority of pupils are White British. The remainder come from a variety of Inspection report: Selly Oak Trust School, 6–7 June 2017 Page 11 of 14 backgrounds, the largest being Pakistani heritage. The school has a sixth form. Some students follow programmes of study at registered local colleges: Bournville College, South and City College, Queen Alexandra College and Southside College. The school is one of 12 secondary schools which form the Oaks Collegiate. Two years ago, the school admitted 10 Year 5 pupils in response to a demand for places in the local authority. This was arranged through a service level agreement with the local authority, but is not continuing. In September, there will be no key stage 2 pupils.

Selly Oak Trust School Parent Reviews



75% Parents Recommend This School
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