Swanshurst School

Secondary Post 16

School Guide Rating

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11 - 19
Community School
Does not apply
Mr ofsted
4 1 1 2 3 4
Ofsted Report
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5 A*-C GCSEs (or equivalent) inc. English and maths
Average Point Score
Per Pupil (GCSE) (Age 16)
Value added
School Guide
Value Added Score
3 or more A Levels (A*-E)
or equivalent (Age 18)
Average Point Score
Per Pupil (A level) (Age 18)
Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil
Teacher 16.9:1
Pupil/Teacher Ratio
Persistent Absence
School language
Pupils first language
not English
Pupils registered for free school meals
Happiness Rating

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Brook Lane
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.

Catchment information

Local Authority Admissions team

0121 303 1888

Swanshurst School

Published admission number 300
Sibling places 103
LAC/PLAC (also known as CLA) places 1
SEN places 3
Number of places offered on distance criteria 193
Cut-off distance 3469.0 metres
Geographical priority Cut-off distance (nearest child)

Admissions Criteria

Listed in priority order

  1. Looked After Children (in public care) or previously Looked After Children.
  2. Siblings (brother or sister who will still be in attendance in September 2016)
  3. Distance (children who live nearest the school)

The information provided is to be used as a guide to the admission criteria. It should not be regarded as definitive. For details information about the admission critera, please contact the Local Authority Admissions Team (details above).

How have we plotted this map?

For this school, priority is given to children who live nearest to the school, measured by a straight line. No predefined catchment area exists but a circular priority area is created, the radius of which is the distance between the school and the home of the last child taking up a place in the previous year. The size of the cut-off distance circle will change annually and is different to a catchment area.

School Guide provides this data as a guide to future admissions only. We recommend parents always check important catchment information with the relevant local authority and consider the list of higher priorities (SEN, siblings, etc.) before applying to a school.

See Pupil heat maps and catchment FAQs for more information on the way geographical areas are used to allocate places when a school is oversubscribed.

Local Authority Admissions team

0121 303 1888

How have we plotted this pupil heat map?

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 last School Census (released annually in July).

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 maps. Catchment 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.

View this school’s catchment or cut-off distance map by clicking on the link above. See Pupil heat maps and catchment FAQs for more information about the source of pupil heat map data. We also explain the difference between our pupil heat maps, cut-off distance maps and catchment area maps.

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