St John's Marlborough

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Granham Hill
11 - 18
Academy - Converter mainstream
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5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths
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St John’s Marlborough is a larger-than-average secondary school. St John’s Marlborough converted to become an academy school in September 2012. When its predecessor school, of the same name, was last inspected by Ofsted it was judged to be good overall. The school has Leading Edge status with specialisms in technology, languages and the arts. It is also an International Baccalaureate World School. The proportion of students from minority ethnic backgrounds and the proportion who speak English as an additional language are very low compared to national averages. The proportion of students for whom the school receives the pupil premium (additional government funding for students known to be eligible for free school meals and those who are looked after by the local authority) is less than half the national average. The proportion of disabled students and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is less than half the national average. The proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is well below average. A small number of Key Stage 4 students attend alternative provision at The Springfields Academy, Calne. The movement of students in and out of school at times other than the start of Year 7 is similar to that seen nationally and retention rates for the sixth form are higher than national. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for students’ attainment and progress.

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St John's Marlborough Reviews

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“Disappointing school”
"> My child went to St. John’s for 6th form & I feel she was let down by her teachers. My impression is that you need to spend the whole 7 years at St. John’s for them to be interested in you as a pupil. I made a number of phone calls to the head of year about my child & every time I was told my child was doing fine, but she wasn't. Also, in my experience, the careers advice is pretty non-existant. For my child’s last year (the most crucial year!) I would say 30% to 40% of their lessons were cancelled & there was no supply teacher, so she was left to work out of a text book. At this present time, I would not recommend this school.
“A Curate's Egg”
"> The school has wonderful new buildings built with no expense spared. Teaching and parent/school liaison is a different matter. My child, who has a mild learning disability, went there to study for A levels. The school were informed about this and were given a detailed professional report which was not read nor acknowledged until problems arose. I am told locally that the shool does not enjoy a good reputation for those with such disabilities. The school boasts a parent/school contract whereby they make various undertaking to advise parents of problems and that they will adhere to strict disapilary actions. In my experience, they ignore this and behave in an autonomous fashion. If your child is a keen student and will not jeopardise the league tables then you are fine. If you don't fit into that mould exactly, then expect to be disappointed.
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