Ss John Fisher and Thomas More Roman Catholic High School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
PUPILS
754
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 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 areas from which pupils are admitted to a school can change from year to year to reflect the number of siblings and pupils admitted under high priority admissions criteria.

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
(28/1/20)
Full Report - All Reports
52%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
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 12% of schools in England) Below Average (About 20% of schools in England) Average (About 37% of schools in England) Above Average (About 17% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 14% of schools in England)

School Results Over Time

2017 2018 2019 UNLOCK

% of pupils who achieved 5+ GCSEs grade 9-4
2017 2018 2019 UNLOCK

% of pupils who achieved GCSE grade 5 or above in both English and maths

These results over time show historic performance for key exam results. We show pre-pandemic results as the fairest indicator of whether performance is up, down or stable

Gibfield Road
Colne
BB8 8JT
01282865299

School Description

The pupils with whom we spoke said that the school is a safe, welcoming place, where they are happy. They like their teachers, their lessons and the activities that are on offer. Most pupils do not think bullying is a problem. If it does happen, they are confident that it will be dealt with. Pupils behave well. In lessons, they answer questions confidently and try hard. Teachers have high expectations of their pupils. However, some pupils’ learning has been affected because of their teachers being absent. This has meant that not all pupils have benefited from a good quality of education. Some pupils currently at the school have gaps in their knowledge. Pupils feel well supported. They said that the school is a caring environment. Year 7 pupils described how teachers helped them to settle in quickly and make friends. Pupils embrace the school’s mission statement of ‘Let our bright colours shine’. They are kind to each other. For example, they have raised money so that all pupils can go on trips. Pupils enjoy the range of extra-curricular activities offered. These include drama, art, music and sport. Pupils value the opportunity to take part in whole-school productions. These experiences support pupils’ personal development well.

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