St Monica's RC High School, a Voluntary Academy
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
School Guide Rating
Not Rated


Bury Old Road
Prestwich
Manchester
M25 1JH
01617736436
Pupils
1122
Ages
11 - 16
Gender
Mixed
Type
Academy sponsor led
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(3/12/19)
Full Report - All Reports
66%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths
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School Description

Pupils, parents and staff say that the school has improved significantly since the appointment of the new headteacher at the start of the year. The evidence gathered by inspectors supports their views. Leaders, including the interim executive board, have reviewed many areas of school life. They have taken brave decisions to bring about improvements, with the best interests of pupils at the heart of all their actions. The behaviour of pupils around the school and in lessons has noticeably improved. Lessons are typically free from disruption. Behaviour during social times and when moving between lessons is calm and purposeful. That said, there remain a small minority of pupils who do not respond positively to the new behaviour policy. Pupils told us that they now enjoy coming to school more and that they feel safe in school. Pupils say that bullying is rare, and that staff will deal with any issues reported to them. Across the school, leaders and staff have high expectations of what pupils can and should achieve. The headteacher drives this culture of high expectations. He is unrelenting in his vision to improve the school so that all pupils get the highestquality education. There is a wide range of clubs and activities available for pupils. They appreciate the opportunities to learn new skills or further develop their talents. Pupils at this school now get a much better deal.

St Monica's RC High School, a Voluntary Academy 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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