St Oscar Romero Catholic School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
PUPILS
799
AGES
11 - 16
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Voluntary aided school
SCHOOL GUIDE RATING
Not Rated

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 2021, ONS
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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 criteria in which schools use to allocate places in the event that they are oversubscribed can and do vary between schools and over time. These criteria can include distance from the school and sometimes specific catchment areas but can also include, amongst others, priority for siblings, children of a particular faith or specific feeder schools. Living in an area where children have previously attended a school does not guarantee admission to the school in future years. Always check with the school’s own admission authority for the current admission arrangements.

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.

How Does The School Perform?

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NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(6/3/18)
Full Report - All Reports
68%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths



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Progress Compared With All Other Schools

UNLOCK Well Below Average (About 12% of schools in England) Below Average (About 20% of schools in England) Average (About 37% of schools in England) Above Average (About 17% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 14% of schools in England)

School Results Over Time

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% of pupils who achieved 5+ GCSEs grade 9-4
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% of pupils who achieved GCSE grade 5 or above in both English and maths

These results over time show historic performance for key exam results. We show pre-pandemic results as the fairest indicator of whether performance is up, down or stable

Goring Street
Goring-By-Sea
Worthing
BN12 5AF
01903241368

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. Your clear commitment to ensure that every pupil succeeds, regardless of their background or their ability, is shared by all of your staff. You believe passionately that the school makes a difference to pupils’ future chances in life and use this as a basis for your determination and commitment. Parents agree that you have made a big difference in a short time with, as one parent explained, ‘… high expectations of behaviour, attendance, staff and pupils’. The school’s values are underpinned by the strong Catholic ethos. You and your staff have created a caring, supportive and highly motivated learning community where staff, pupils and parents strive for the very best. Pupils reported that they feel safe and well supported in the school. They acknowledged the positive impact of the changes introduced since your arrival such as the rewards policy and the sharp focus on teaching, learning and assessment. Pupils spoke positively about the commitment of their teaching staff. Their mature behaviour as well as their thoughtful responses to teachers’ questions confirm their strong focus on learning. On the day of the inspection, pupils were very well behaved and were keen to show me the corridors which they had painted and explain how the rewards system worked. They spoke with considerable pride about their contribution to the school as councillors and ambassadors.

St Oscar Romero Catholic School Parent Reviews



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Strongly Agree 55% Agree 29% Disagree 8% Strongly Disagree 7% Don't Know 1% {"strongly_agree"=>55, "agree"=>29, "disagree"=>8, "strongly_disagree"=>7, "dont_know"=>1} Figures based on 106 responses up to 03-06-2019
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Figures based on 106 responses up to 03-06-2019

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Figures based on 106 responses up to 03-06-2019

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Figures based on 106 responses up to 03-06-2019

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Figures based on 106 responses up to 03-06-2019

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Figures based on 106 responses up to 03-06-2019

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