The Birley Academy
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
PUPILS
1075
AGES
11 - 16
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
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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
(14/1/20)
Full Report - All Reports
46%
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

Birley Lane
Sheffield
S12 3BP
01142392531

School Description

Pupils are safe and happy at this school. Pupils’ achievement is improving but too many still do not achieve to their potential. Teachers have planned a new approach to learning which helps pupils to remember more. However, pupils are not always challenged about the quality of their work. Because of this, teachers’ expectations of pupils vary. Most pupils behave well in lessons. But a few do not. This sometimes gets in the way of learning. A minority of pupils do not cooperate with teachers’ requests during social times. Not all pupils follow the school’s personal presentation policy as they should. Pupils say that bullying is rare. If it does happen, staff act to help them so that it stops. Leaders are working hard to encourage more pupils to improve their attendance. But leaders know there is more work to do to improve attendance further. Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) are well supported in their learning. Disadvantaged pupils are being supported too. Teachers receive lots of training. They have the skills they need to improve the quality of education which all pupils receive. Staff are happy to work at the school and pupils say they enjoy being at The Birley Academy. Pupils have lots of opportunities to take part in after-school clubs and other activities.

The Birley Academy Parent Reviews



Average Parent Rating

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“would definitely recommend this school”

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"> My child's experience in this school has been fantastic so far. Currently in Yr8 and my child has received nothing but support and understanding. My child is autistic and has received the best start to secondary. My child loves attending this school and couldn't be happier.
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Strongly Agree 27% Agree 49% Disagree 11% Strongly Disagree 13% Don't Know 1% {"strongly_agree"=>27, "agree"=>49, "disagree"=>11, "strongly_disagree"=>13, "dont_know"=>1} Figures based on 142 responses up to 02-02-2020
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Figures based on 142 responses up to 02-02-2020

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Figures based on 142 responses up to 02-02-2020

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Figures based on 142 responses up to 02-02-2020

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Figures based on 142 responses up to 02-02-2020

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Figures based on 142 responses up to 02-02-2020

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Figures based on 142 responses up to 02-02-2020

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Figures based on 142 responses up to 02-02-2020

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Figures based on 142 responses up to 02-02-2020

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Figures based on 142 responses up to 02-02-2020

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Figures based on 142 responses up to 02-02-2020

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Figures based on 142 responses up to 02-02-2020

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Figures based on 142 responses up to 02-02-2020

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