The Bridge at HLC
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school
PUPILS
213
AGES
2 - 19
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Community special 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

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?

4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(16/1/18)
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100%
NATIONAL AVG. 93%
Happiness Rating

Ofsted Parent View

5.9:1
NATIONAL AVG. 20.7:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
20.4%
NATIONAL AVG. 8.2%
Persistent Absence
14.1%
NATIONAL AVG. 20.9%
Pupils first language
not English
39.5%
NATIONAL AVG. 20.8%
Free school meals
0.9%
NATIONAL AVG. 12.6%
Pupils with SEN support
Waterloo Road
Hadley
Telford
TF1 5NQ
01952387108

School Description

The school makes provision for pupils with severe and profound and multiple learning difficulties. A significant proportion of pupils have additional complex needs such as autism. There is an assessment Nursery catering for up to 40 part-time children as well as a sixth form of 30 students. The school has specialist status as a Business and Enterprise College. The proportion of pupils eligible for the pupil premium funding is above average. This funding is given for pupils who are entitled to free school meals, are looked after by the local authority or who are the children of service families. An average number of pupils come from minority ethnic backgrounds and a small proportion of pupils speak English as an additional language. The school provides an outreach service to other schools in the local authority.

The Bridge at HLC Parent Reviews



99% Parents Recommend This School
Strongly Agree 94% Agree 6% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>94, "agree"=>6, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 93 responses up to 21-06-2019
Strongly Agree 94% Agree 3% Disagree 1% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 2% {"strongly_agree"=>94, "agree"=>3, "disagree"=>1, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>2} Figures based on 93 responses up to 21-06-2019
Strongly Agree 86% Agree 10% Disagree 2% Strongly Disagree 1% Don't Know 1% {"strongly_agree"=>86, "agree"=>10, "disagree"=>2, "strongly_disagree"=>1, "dont_know"=>1} Figures based on 93 responses up to 21-06-2019
Strongly Agree 90% Agree 9% Disagree 1% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>90, "agree"=>9, "disagree"=>1, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 93 responses up to 21-06-2019
Strongly Agree 86% Agree 11% Disagree 2% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 1% {"strongly_agree"=>86, "agree"=>11, "disagree"=>2, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>1} Figures based on 93 responses up to 21-06-2019
Strongly Agree 57% Agree 14% Disagree 10% Strongly Disagree 1% Don't Know 18% {"strongly_agree"=>57, "agree"=>14, "disagree"=>10, "strongly_disagree"=>1, "dont_know"=>18} Figures based on 93 responses up to 21-06-2019
Strongly Agree 84% Agree 13% Disagree 1% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 2% {"strongly_agree"=>84, "agree"=>13, "disagree"=>1, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>2} Figures based on 93 responses up to 21-06-2019
Strongly Agree 66% Agree 12% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 23% {"strongly_agree"=>66, "agree"=>12, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>23} Figures based on 93 responses up to 21-06-2019
Strongly Agree 92% Agree 5% Disagree 1% Strongly Disagree 1% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>92, "agree"=>5, "disagree"=>1, "strongly_disagree"=>1, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 93 responses up to 21-06-2019
Strongly Agree 85% Agree 9% Disagree 3% Strongly Disagree 1% Don't Know 2% {"strongly_agree"=>85, "agree"=>9, "disagree"=>3, "strongly_disagree"=>1, "dont_know"=>2} Figures based on 93 responses up to 21-06-2019
Strongly Agree 87% Agree 11% Disagree 1% Strongly Disagree 1% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>87, "agree"=>11, "disagree"=>1, "strongly_disagree"=>1, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 93 responses up to 21-06-2019
Yes 99% No 1% {"yes"=>99, "no"=>1} Figures based on 93 responses up to 21-06-2019

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