St James School

Secondary

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Summer Lane
Exeter
EX4 8NN
01392209922
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Pupils
877
Cake
Ages
11 - 16
Gender
Gender
Mixed
Building
Type
Academy - Converter mainstream
Mr ofsted
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.04
Ofsted Report
(31/1/18)
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68%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) or A*-C including English and maths
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This is a smaller-than-average-sized secondary school. The proportion of students known to be eligible for the pupil premium, which provides additional funding for children in local authority care and for students known to be eligible for free school meals, is broadly average. The proportion of disabled students and those who have special educational needs is above average. The proportion of students from minority ethnic communities is broadly average. The proportion of students who speak English as an additional language is also broadly average. A small number of Year 7 students benefit from the nationally funded ‘catch-up’ programme, which is for students who do not achieve Level 4 in reading or mathematics at the end of their primary schooling. The school works in close partnership with other institutions as part of the Ted Wragg Trust. These institutions include Isca Academy, Cranbrook School, Exeter College and the University of Exeter. The governing body is currently considering proposals for the school to acquire academy status. The headteacher of St James School acts as executive headteacher across the trust. The head of school is increasingly taking responsibility for the day-to-day running of St James School. In 2014, the school met the government’s current floor standards at Key Stage 4, which represent the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The school has received a national award for its use of pupil premium funding and is a lead school for behaviour.

St James School Catchment Area Map

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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 last School Census (released annually in July).

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 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 last 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.

See Pupil heat maps FAQs for more information about the source of pupil heat map data.

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