The Bridge Academy

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Laburnum Street
Hackney
London
E2 8BA
02077495240
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Pupils
1107
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Ages
11 - 19
Gender
Gender
Mixed
Building
Type
Academy sponsor led mainstream
Mr ofsted
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.05
Ofsted Report
(16/1/18)
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66%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) or A*-C including English and maths
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This is an average sized secondary academy, which serves students in the London Borough of Hackney. It opened as a new academy in September 2007 is sponsored by UBS who form part of the governing body. Students come from a wide range of ethnic groups, with many speaking English as an additional language. There are more boys than girls in the academy. The proportions of students supported by school action, action plus or with a statement of special educational needs are all well above average. The proportion of students known to be eligible for additional support through the pupil premium is well above the national average. (This is additional government funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals or who are in local authority care.) The academy has specialisms in mathematics and music. The academy has established arrangements for students in Key Stage 4 to take alternative workrelated courses at Regent’s College and the Boxing Academy. The academy meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for students’ attainment and progress What does the school need to do to improve further? Increase the amount of outstanding teaching by: creating more opportunities for students to work independently and to explore problems and research topics for themselves without being led too much by teachers ensuring all teaching meets the individual needs of all students and consistently offers them high levels of challenge improving teachers’ written feedback to students so that it consistently helps them understand what they need to do to improve their work.

The Bridge Academy Catchment Area Map

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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 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 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 areas from which pupils are admitted to a school can change from year to year to reflect the number of siblings and pupils admitted under high priority admissions criteria.

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  1. Look at our 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 last 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.

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