The Bridge Academy
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
Post 16
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Laburnum Street
Hackney
London
E2 8BA
02077495240
Pupils
1084
Ages
11 - 19
Gender
Mixed
Type
Academy sponsor led
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(16/1/18)
Full Report - All Reports
58%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths
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School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. There is strong evidence that you and your leadership team have continued to raise the achievement of your pupils regardless of their background. The school is in the top 12% of schools nationally for progress overall, and last year disadvantaged pupils at The Bridge Academy achieved marginally better than other pupils. You believe that all pupils should experience the benefits of academic study. It is a considerable achievement by your leaders that nearly all pupils who left your sixth form last year went to university, and the majority of these were the first members of their family to do so. You are rightly working to strengthen pupil progress in mathematics. Your leadership has secured an orderly and welcoming place to learn. Inspectors observed high standards of behaviour in lessons and around the school. You have successfully decreased the number of fixed-term exclusions, although you recognise the need to reduce these still further. Pupils appreciate how well behaviour is managed. One Year 7 pupil said: ‘I enjoy school. There is a lot of respect. I have made lots of new friends.’ You and your leadership team are well supported by a strong team of governors. They visit regularly and ask appropriately challenging questions of your actions. Your sponsor, UBS, contributes expertise to enrich the experience of your pupils. For example, the whole of Year 12 was visiting the sponsor’s city offices during the inspection.

The Bridge Academy Catchment Area Map

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National School Census Data 2020
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The concentration of pupils shows likelihood of admission based on distance criteria

020 8820 7397 / 7398 / 7489 / 7197

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 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.

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.

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