St Laurence School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
Post 16
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Ashley Road
Bradford-on-Avon
BA15 1DZ
01225309500
Pupils
1405
Ages
11 - 18
Gender
Mixed
Type
Academy - Converter mainstream
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.06
Ofsted Report
(20/6/17)
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77%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths
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School Description

St Laurence is larger than the average-sized secondary school, with a sixth form, and serves the town of Bradford-on-Avon and the surrounding area. The headteacher took up his post a few weeks before this inspection following the retirement of the previous headteacher. Almost all students are White British and very few have English as an additional language. The proportion of students known to be eligible for support through the pupil premium, which provides additional funding, is well below the national average. The proportion of students with special educational needs who are supported at school action is well below the national average. The proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is below the national average. A small number of students in Key Stage 4 attend vocational (work-related) courses at local colleges in Chippenham, Bath, Trowbridge and Lackham, and also at Springfields Academy. The school meets the government’s current floor standard, which sets the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. St Laurence School converted to an academy on 1 August 2011. When its predecessor school, also known as St Laurence School, was last inspected by Ofsted in January 2010 it was judged to be a good school overall. The school and its predecessor school have held performing arts specialist status since 2000.

St Laurence 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 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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