St Bernard's High School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
Post 16
PUPILS
883
AGES
11 - 18
GENDER
Girls
TYPE
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How Does The School Perform?

4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(5/10/16)
Full Report - All Reports
82%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths



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Milton Road
Westcliff-on-Sea
SS0 7JS
01702343583

School Description

Working together, you and your leadership team have sustained and improved the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. During the inspection, you told me how, in a significant period of change, prior to your appointment in January 2016, your deputy headteacher kept the school on track. In the short time since then, you have been successful in galvanising a shared determination, to build on previous successes and to secure continuous improvement across all key stages. The commitment to ensure that all pupils achieve as well as they can is evident in the purposeful atmosphere that pervades every aspect of school life. Under your leadership, the vision for improvement, and the journey to becoming an outstanding school, is clear. As a result, the school’s self-evaluation of its own performance is open and accurate. Staff are clear about what is going well and what needs to be changed. This culture of high expectations of staff and pupils’ performance is promoted very effectively by the senior leadership team. Staff are encouraged to work together to share good practice. Checks on the quality of teaching and learning are regular. You and other senior leaders are working closely with middle leaders to ensure that reviews of teachers’ performance are accurate and focused on the things that need to improve. Up-to-date information on pupils’ progress is used effectively to identify areas for improvement within subject departments and for individual members of staff.

Can I Get My Child Into This 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 2020, ONS
01702 215 000

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.

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