The Blandford School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
Post 16
PUPILS
1043
AGES
11 - 18
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Voluntary controlled school
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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
(12/10/21)
Full Report - All Reports
65%
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) UNLOCK Well Below Average (About 5% of schools in England) Below Average (About 25% of schools in England) Average (About 48% of schools in England) Above Average (About 17% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 5% 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

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

Milldown Road
Blandford Forum
DT11 7SQ
01258 451121

School Description

Leaders have addressed the areas for improvement from the last inspection. They set high academic standards for pupils. Curriculum leaders have made sure that pupils are learning the right things at the right time. They have ensured that what pupils learn raises aspirations, which particularly helps disadvantaged pupils, as well as others. Most pupils attend school regularly and are punctual to lessons. However, there are some pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) who do not attend as well as their peers. While most pupils behave well in class, pupils told inspectors that there is some inappropriate behaviour at break and lunchtimes. The personal, social, health and economic education is not enabling some pupils to respect differences and understand fully what it means to be a responsible citizen. Some pupils also expressed concerns about bullying and that they tend not to report it. Sixth-form students are delighted to be back in school following the easing of the national restrictions caused by COVID-19. Year 13 students are keen to work with younger pupils and provide support for them. They are good role models. Leaders deliver effective careers guidance so that pupils leave the school for appropriate destinations.

News, Photos and Open Days from The Blandford School
Last update: 03 May 2019

To find out more about The Blandford School please visit our website at www.blandfordschool.org.uk

The Blandford School Parent Reviews



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Strongly Agree 35% Agree 49% Disagree 9% Strongly Disagree 6% Don't Know 1% {"strongly_agree"=>35, "agree"=>49, "disagree"=>9, "strongly_disagree"=>6, "dont_know"=>1} Figures based on 214 responses up to 01-03-2022
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