Southlands High School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
PUPILS
953
AGES
11 - 16
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Academy converter
SCHOOL GUIDE RATING
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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?

Requires Improvement
NATIONAL AVG. 2.09
Ofsted Inspection
(14/09/2023)
Full Report - All Reports
48%
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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Clover Road
Chorley
PR7 2NJ
01257414455

School Description

Pupils told inspectors that, in recent years, the school has not been a happy place that allowed them to achieve well. They are, however, noticing the improvements that leaders are bringing about to help them benefit from a better quality of education. Most pupils enjoy school. They are friendly to others. Leaders have ensured that there is much less bullying than in previous years. Pupils are more confident that teachers will sort out any bullying, should it happen. Pupils said that they feel safe. Pupils know that they can talk to staff if they have a problem. Pupils also acknowledge that behaviour is improving. This means that many pupils can learn without being disrupted by others. They can see that staff are following the school’s behaviour policy with greater consistency than was the case in the past. Pupils told inspectors that there are just a small number of pupils who do not behave as well as they should. Most teachers have high expectations of pupils. They ensure that pupils learn the curriculum and make the progress that they should. However, there are some teachers who do not expect enough from pupils in terms of their learning or behaviour. Pupils enjoy the lessons in life skills. These prepare many pupils well for their future. Pupils are pleased that clubs have started again. They really enjoy the sports clubs. They are particularly happy that they can once again take part in the inter-school competitions.

Southlands High School Parent Reviews



unlock % Parents Recommend This School
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>16, "agree"=>30, "disagree"=>27, "strongly_disagree"=>27, "dont_know"=>1} UNLOCK Figures based on 199 responses up to 14-02-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>14, "agree"=>39, "disagree"=>23, "strongly_disagree"=>20, "dont_know"=>4} UNLOCK Figures based on 199 responses up to 14-02-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>9, "agree"=>23, "disagree"=>32, "strongly_disagree"=>30, "dont_know"=>6} UNLOCK Figures based on 199 responses up to 14-02-2024
My Child Has Not Been Bullied Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"my_child_has_not_been_bullied"=>48, "strongly_agree"=>3, "agree"=>10, "disagree"=>16, "strongly_disagree"=>18, "dont_know"=>6} UNLOCK Figures based on 199 responses up to 14-02-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>5, "agree"=>18, "disagree"=>34, "strongly_disagree"=>39, "dont_know"=>5} UNLOCK Figures based on 199 responses up to 14-02-2024
I Have Not Raised Any Concerns Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"i_have_not_raised_any_concerns"=>13, "strongly_agree"=>8, "agree"=>14, "disagree"=>28, "strongly_disagree"=>36, "dont_know"=>2} UNLOCK Figures based on 199 responses up to 14-02-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>19, "agree"=>16, "disagree"=>23, "strongly_disagree"=>40, "dont_know"=>2} UNLOCK Figures based on 43 responses up to 14-02-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>17, "agree"=>34, "disagree"=>18, "strongly_disagree"=>15, "dont_know"=>18} UNLOCK Figures based on 199 responses up to 14-02-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>12, "agree"=>41, "disagree"=>26, "strongly_disagree"=>13, "dont_know"=>9} UNLOCK Figures based on 199 responses up to 14-02-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>9, "agree"=>27, "disagree"=>24, "strongly_disagree"=>37, "dont_know"=>4} UNLOCK Figures based on 199 responses up to 14-02-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>17, "agree"=>58, "disagree"=>14, "strongly_disagree"=>6, "dont_know"=>6} UNLOCK Figures based on 199 responses up to 14-02-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>22, "agree"=>55, "disagree"=>7, "strongly_disagree"=>9, "dont_know"=>8} UNLOCK Figures based on 199 responses up to 14-02-2024
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>8, "agree"=>20, "disagree"=>27, "strongly_disagree"=>30, "dont_know"=>16} UNLOCK Figures based on 199 responses up to 14-02-2024
Yes No {"yes"=>29, "no"=>71} UNLOCK Figures based on 199 responses up to 14-02-2024

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