Severndale Specialist Academy
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school
PUPILS
421
AGES
2 - 19
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Academy special converter

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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
(15/3/22)
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81%
NATIONAL AVG. 93%
Happiness Rating

Ofsted Parent View

7.8:1
NATIONAL AVG. 20.7:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
19.7%
NATIONAL AVG. 8.2%
Persistent Absence
3.6%
NATIONAL AVG. 20.9%
Pupils first language
not English
36%
NATIONAL AVG. 20.8%
Free school meals
Woodcote Way
Monkmoor
Shrewsbury
SY2 5SH
01743563333

School Description

Severndale Specialist Academy is a welcoming and caring community. At the start of the day, pupils are greeted warmly by adults who know them very well. Pupils are happy to come to school. They look forward to meeting friends and the adults they work with. Staff build strong and positive relationships with pupils. When pupils are together, including at breaktime and lunchtime, they treat each other kindly. Staff keep a close eye on pupils. Any fallouts between pupils are quickly sorted. Pupils behave well, feel safe and enjoy learning. The school’s new leaders are ambitious for all pupils. They have made some important and necessary changes, particularly to improve safeguarding. This means that pupils are now safe and well cared for. They have also made changes to what pupils learn. However, it is still early days. There is much more to do to make sure that all pupils are taught the right things at the right time. Pupils benefit from a range of opportunities. These include cooking, music therapy, singing groups and drama club. Some pupils take part in lunchtime clubs. They relish these chances. For example, pupils spoke excitedly about a recent dance performance at Shrewsbury Theatre.

Severndale Specialist Academy Parent Reviews



83% Parents Recommend This School
Strongly Agree 72% Agree 9% Disagree 9% Strongly Disagree 9% Don't Know 2% {"strongly_agree"=>72, "agree"=>9, "disagree"=>9, "strongly_disagree"=>9, "dont_know"=>2} Figures based on 46 responses up to 27-07-2020
Strongly Agree 57% Agree 26% Disagree 4% Strongly Disagree 11% Don't Know 2% {"strongly_agree"=>57, "agree"=>26, "disagree"=>4, "strongly_disagree"=>11, "dont_know"=>2} Figures based on 46 responses up to 27-07-2020
Strongly Agree 39% Agree 37% Disagree 9% Strongly Disagree 2% Don't Know 13% {"strongly_agree"=>39, "agree"=>37, "disagree"=>9, "strongly_disagree"=>2, "dont_know"=>13} Figures based on 46 responses up to 27-07-2020
My Child Has Not Been Bullied 61% Strongly Agree 0% Agree 4% Disagree 15% Strongly Disagree 9% Don't Know 11% {"my_child_has_not_been_bullied"=>61, "strongly_agree"=>0, "agree"=>4, "disagree"=>15, "strongly_disagree"=>9, "dont_know"=>11} Figures based on 46 responses up to 27-07-2020
Strongly Agree 37% Agree 28% Disagree 20% Strongly Disagree 13% Don't Know 2% {"strongly_agree"=>37, "agree"=>28, "disagree"=>20, "strongly_disagree"=>13, "dont_know"=>2} Figures based on 46 responses up to 27-07-2020
I Have Not Raised Any Concerns 24% Strongly Agree 35% Agree 15% Disagree 15% Strongly Disagree 11% Don't Know 0% {"i_have_not_raised_any_concerns"=>24, "strongly_agree"=>35, "agree"=>15, "disagree"=>15, "strongly_disagree"=>11, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 46 responses up to 27-07-2020
Strongly Agree 54% Agree 17% Disagree 17% Strongly Disagree 9% Don't Know 2% {"strongly_agree"=>54, "agree"=>17, "disagree"=>17, "strongly_disagree"=>9, "dont_know"=>2} Figures based on 46 responses up to 27-07-2020
Strongly Agree 35% Agree 35% Disagree 15% Strongly Disagree 9% Don't Know 7% {"strongly_agree"=>35, "agree"=>35, "disagree"=>15, "strongly_disagree"=>9, "dont_know"=>7} Figures based on 46 responses up to 27-07-2020
Strongly Agree 50% Agree 24% Disagree 13% Strongly Disagree 7% Don't Know 7% {"strongly_agree"=>50, "agree"=>24, "disagree"=>13, "strongly_disagree"=>7, "dont_know"=>7} Figures based on 46 responses up to 27-07-2020
Strongly Agree 46% Agree 24% Disagree 13% Strongly Disagree 15% Don't Know 2% {"strongly_agree"=>46, "agree"=>24, "disagree"=>13, "strongly_disagree"=>15, "dont_know"=>2} Figures based on 46 responses up to 27-07-2020
Strongly Agree 43% Agree 37% Disagree 7% Strongly Disagree 7% Don't Know 7% {"strongly_agree"=>43, "agree"=>37, "disagree"=>7, "strongly_disagree"=>7, "dont_know"=>7} Figures based on 46 responses up to 27-07-2020
Strongly Agree 43% Agree 39% Disagree 11% Strongly Disagree 2% Don't Know 4% {"strongly_agree"=>43, "agree"=>39, "disagree"=>11, "strongly_disagree"=>2, "dont_know"=>4} Figures based on 46 responses up to 27-07-2020
Strongly Agree 46% Agree 28% Disagree 13% Strongly Disagree 9% Don't Know 4% {"strongly_agree"=>46, "agree"=>28, "disagree"=>13, "strongly_disagree"=>9, "dont_know"=>4} Figures based on 46 responses up to 27-07-2020
Yes 83% No 17% {"yes"=>83, "no"=>17} Figures based on 46 responses up to 27-07-2020

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