St Wilfrid's Church of England Academy
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
Post 16
PUPILS
1500
AGES
11 - 18
GENDER
Mixed
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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, 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?

Good
NATIONAL AVG. 2.09
Ofsted Inspection
(10/01/2023)
Full Report - All Reports
71%
NATIONAL AVG. 38%
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 15% of schools in England) Below Average (About 18% of schools in England) Average (About 35% of schools in England) Above Average (About 16% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 16% 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
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% of pupils who achieved 3 A levels at AAB or higher
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Duckworth Street
Blackburn
BB2 2JR
01254604000

School Description

Pupils, and students in the sixth form, enjoy attending St Wilfrid’s Church of England Academy. They told inspectors that they feel happy and safe here. Staff take the time to get to know pupils well and they care about pupils’ well-being. Pupils and students are respectful of people’s differences. Everyone feels that they fit in, and they make friends easily. Pupils and students behave very well in class and around the school site. They enjoy one another’s company and are considerate of others at social times. Staff resolve any bullying incidents quickly and effectively. Leaders, including governors, have high expectations for all pupils’ and students’ achievement. Leaders are determined that pupils and students will overcome any social disadvantage or other barriers to their academic success. Pupils and students, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), enjoy success at this school. They achieve well. Pupils and students feel that they are listened to and trusted by staff. This includes pupils who attend the specially resourced provision for pupils with SEND (specially resourced provision). Pupils and students benefit greatly from the many responsibilities that leaders provide. These include librarian roles, house ambassador and captain positions, and prefect posts. Pupils wear the badges that they are awarded for their responsibilities with pride. Students in the sixth form are keen to organise and lead activities for younger pupils, such as sporting events and the debating society.

St Wilfrid's Church of England Academy Parent Reviews



unlock % Parents Recommend This School
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>49, "agree"=>35, "disagree"=>8, "strongly_disagree"=>7, "dont_know"=>1} UNLOCK Figures based on 106 responses up to 20-07-2023
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>51, "agree"=>38, "disagree"=>5, "strongly_disagree"=>5, "dont_know"=>2} UNLOCK Figures based on 106 responses up to 20-07-2023
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>40, "agree"=>45, "disagree"=>8, "strongly_disagree"=>4, "dont_know"=>3} UNLOCK Figures based on 106 responses up to 20-07-2023
My Child Has Not Been Bullied Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"my_child_has_not_been_bullied"=>58, "strongly_agree"=>14, "agree"=>11, "disagree"=>8, "strongly_disagree"=>5, "dont_know"=>4} UNLOCK Figures based on 106 responses up to 20-07-2023
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>30, "agree"=>39, "disagree"=>25, "strongly_disagree"=>4, "dont_know"=>2} UNLOCK Figures based on 106 responses up to 20-07-2023
I Have Not Raised Any Concerns Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"i_have_not_raised_any_concerns"=>18, "strongly_agree"=>39, "agree"=>27, "disagree"=>8, "strongly_disagree"=>8, "dont_know"=>1} UNLOCK Figures based on 106 responses up to 20-07-2023
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>24, "agree"=>43, "disagree"=>19, "strongly_disagree"=>14, "dont_know"=>0} UNLOCK Figures based on 21 responses up to 20-07-2023
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>51, "agree"=>37, "disagree"=>8, "strongly_disagree"=>1, "dont_know"=>4} UNLOCK Figures based on 106 responses up to 20-07-2023
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>47, "agree"=>37, "disagree"=>7, "strongly_disagree"=>7, "dont_know"=>3} UNLOCK Figures based on 106 responses up to 20-07-2023
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>41, "agree"=>48, "disagree"=>6, "strongly_disagree"=>5, "dont_know"=>1} UNLOCK Figures based on 106 responses up to 20-07-2023
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>40, "agree"=>46, "disagree"=>10, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>4} UNLOCK Figures based on 106 responses up to 20-07-2023
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>56, "agree"=>38, "disagree"=>3, "strongly_disagree"=>3, "dont_know"=>1} UNLOCK Figures based on 106 responses up to 20-07-2023
Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Don't Know {"strongly_agree"=>39, "agree"=>38, "disagree"=>11, "strongly_disagree"=>6, "dont_know"=>7} UNLOCK Figures based on 106 responses up to 20-07-2023
Yes No {"yes"=>84, "no"=>16} UNLOCK Figures based on 106 responses up to 20-07-2023

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