South Bank University Academy
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
Post 16
PUPILS
654
AGES
11 - 19
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Academy sponsor led
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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
(08/06/2022)
Full Report - All Reports
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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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Trafalgar Street
London
SE17 2TP
02072773000

School Description

Pupils are safe and well cared for. They enjoy coming to school and like the strong sense of community. Pupils understand the school values of social justice, endeavour, kindness and know why these are important. Leaders have high expectations for behaviour and make sure everyone is treated fairly. Pupils are considerate towards one another. Bullying is rare. When it happens, pupils said that leaders work with them to sort out any issues quickly. Staff know their pupils well and encourage them to do their best. Pupils value the academic opportunities provided for them. They work hard in lessons. Pupils are resilient and determined even when they find work challenging. Pupils take part in activities that help to extend their learning. The school uses its strong links with business and industry partners. For example, pupils in Year 10 take part in events that help to develop their enterprise and employability skills. Sixth-form students are mature role models and act as mentors for younger pupils. They support other pupils to develop leadership skills. Pupils said the training helps them to develop self-confidence when speaking in public.

South Bank University Academy Parent Reviews



Average Parent Rating

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“After viewing school 22 sept 2016”

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"> I like the idea that the children work in groups and are not isolated on their own desk. I love the promotion of art to give a good balance. The children I spoke to seemed so happy with the school's no homework policy. I also like the colour scheme for sensory reasons. The school is designed wonderfully – I think it will encourage a good enjoyment to learning.
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Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>37, "agree"=>33, "disagree"=>15, "strongly_disagree"=>11, "dont_know"=>4} UNLOCK Figures based on 46 responses up to 10-06-2022
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>37, "agree"=>30, "disagree"=>20, "strongly_disagree"=>9, "dont_know"=>4} UNLOCK Figures based on 46 responses up to 10-06-2022
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>22, "agree"=>41, "disagree"=>20, "strongly_disagree"=>13, "dont_know"=>4} UNLOCK Figures based on 46 responses up to 10-06-2022
My Child Has Not Been Bullied Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"my_child_has_not_been_bullied"=>65, "strongly_agree"=>4, "agree"=>11, "disagree"=>7, "strongly_disagree"=>7, "dont_know"=>7} UNLOCK Figures based on 46 responses up to 10-06-2022
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>22, "agree"=>37, "disagree"=>33, "strongly_disagree"=>7, "dont_know"=>2} UNLOCK Figures based on 46 responses up to 10-06-2022
I Have Not Raised Any Concerns Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"i_have_not_raised_any_concerns"=>24, "strongly_agree"=>30, "agree"=>24, "disagree"=>15, "strongly_disagree"=>7, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 46 responses up to 10-06-2022
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>71, "agree"=>0, "disagree"=>14, "strongly_disagree"=>14, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 10 responses up to 10-06-2022
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>37, "agree"=>37, "disagree"=>17, "strongly_disagree"=>2, "dont_know"=>7} UNLOCK Figures based on 46 responses up to 10-06-2022
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>28, "agree"=>48, "disagree"=>15, "strongly_disagree"=>9, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 46 responses up to 10-06-2022
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>26, "agree"=>39, "disagree"=>24, "strongly_disagree"=>11, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 46 responses up to 10-06-2022
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>28, "agree"=>52, "disagree"=>13, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>7} UNLOCK Figures based on 46 responses up to 10-06-2022
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>50, "agree"=>41, "disagree"=>4, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>4} UNLOCK Figures based on 46 responses up to 10-06-2022
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>24, "agree"=>33, "disagree"=>24, "strongly_disagree"=>4, "dont_know"=>15} UNLOCK Figures based on 46 responses up to 10-06-2022
Yes No {"yes"=>59, "no"=>41} UNLOCK Figures based on 46 responses up to 10-06-2022

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