Swanshurst School

Secondary Post 16

School Guide Rating

Logo rating
Bust
Pupils
1781
Cake
Ages
11 - 19
Gender
Gender
Girls
Building
Type
Community School
Religion
Religion
Does not apply
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NATIONAL AVG. 2.01
Ofsted Report
(20/11/13)
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54%
NATIONAL AVG. 53%
5 A*-C GCSEs (or equivalent) inc. English and maths

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Absence
332.7
GOOD
Average Point Score
Per Pupil (GCSE) (Age 16)

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Value added
+25.2
NATIONAL AVG. 158.0
School Guide
Value Added Score

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62%
NATIONAL AVG. 79%
3 or more A Levels (A*-E)
or equivalent (Age 18)

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Absence
616.4
AVERAGE
Average Point Score
Per Pupil (A level) (Age 18)

Data not available

16.9:1
NATIONAL AVG. 18.9:1
Pupil/Teacher Ratio

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Absence
2.4%
NATIONAL AVG. 3%
Persistent Absence

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School language
52%
NATIONAL AVG. 15%
Pupils first language
not English

Data not available

Meals
31%
NATIONAL AVG. 18%
Pupils registered for free school meals

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Brook Lane
Billesley
Birmingham
B13 0TW
0121 4642400
The school is much larger than the average-sized secondary school with a sixth form. The large majority of students are from minority ethnic heritages. The proportion of such students in the school is almost four times higher than average, as is the proportion who speak English as an additional language. At around half the students, the largest group is of Pakistani origin. The proportion of disabled students and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is slightly higher than average. The proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is below average. The proportion of students supported through the pupil premium, which is additional funding given to schools for certain groups such as students in local authority care and those known to be eligible for free school meals, is much higher than average. The school does not use any alternative provision. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for students’ attainment and progress.

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School Guide heat maps are not the same as catchment area maps published by a Local Authority. We are in the process of collecting this data and creating catchment maps for School Guide.

Catchment maps show actual cut-off distances, pre-defined catchment areas and geographical admissions criteria. Until we can provide actual catchment data, we believe our heat maps provide a useful indicator of general admission areas for each school.

3 steps to help parents gather catchment information for a school

  1. Look at our heat maps. They give a useful indicator of areas likely to admit pupils based on historical data. We explain how this could be helpful below.
  2. Use the link to the relevant Local Authority to find detailed catchment information. Find this link under the school contact details on every school page.
  3. On each school page, use the Website link to visit individual school websites and find information on their admissions criteria.

Methodology of a School Guide heat map

This School Guide heat map has been plotted using official school pupil data taken from the School Census collected by the Department for Education. The data tells us where pupils lived at the time of the last School Census (released annually in July). We calculate a likelihood of being admitted to a school from a given area based on this historical data. Areas with a high concentration of pupils successfully admitted to the school are mapped as red (‘Very Likely’), quite concentrated (‘Quite Likely) and less concentrated (‘Less Likely’). This gives a good indication of the area a pupil would need to have lived in to be accepted to the school at the time of the last available data.

Our heat maps use groups of postcodes, not individual postcodes, and have naturally soft edges. They may mirror circular catchment shapes but do not show actual cut-off distances. All pupils are included in the mapping (i.e. children with sibling(s) 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.

Living at a postcode that returns a ‘Very Likely’ rating based on historical pupil data does not guarantee admission to a current or future intake and vice versa for a ‘Not Likely’ rating. A pupil’s location always needs to be considered alongside individual school admissions criteria (e.g. faith schools require pupils to satisfy religious criteria).

School Guide recommends you use the Local Authority link provided on the individual school page (click on The Data tab, above), if you require exact catchment information or contact the school directly for individual admissions criteria.

See Admissions and Heat Maps for more information about the source of the data we use to plot our heat maps.

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