The Catholic High School, Chester
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
Post 16
PUPILS
843
AGES
11 - 18
GENDER
Mixed
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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?

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NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(30/11/21)
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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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

Old Wrexham Road
Handbridge
Old Wrexham Road
Handbridge, Chester
CH4 7HS
01244952788

School Description

Pupils, including students in the sixth form, at The Catholic High School, Chester achieve well. They enjoy school. Relationships between pupils and teachers are strong and based on mutual respect. Pupils value the sense of community within the school. Pupils and students appreciate the high expectations that teachers have for their achievement. Pupils benefit from a well-planned curriculum. In most subjects, pupils and students, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), learn well. Pupils and students are safe, happy and content. They said that if bullying occurs, it is dealt with swiftly and effectively. Pupils understand and accept each other’s differences. They support each other well. Leaders and teachers have raised their expectations of pupils’ behaviour. Teachers and pupils consistently follow the routines that leaders have put in place. Pupils behave well in lessons and around the school. Following the COVID-19 pandemic, leaders have strengthened the personal development curriculum to address pupils’ social and emotional needs. Leaders have reintroduced extra-curricular activities so that pupils and students can develop their talents and interests. Pupils, and students in the sixth form, told inspectors that they are excited to be going on trips and tours once again.

The Catholic High School, Chester Parent Reviews



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Strongly Agree 56% Agree 39% Disagree 2% Strongly Disagree 1% Don't Know 1% {"strongly_agree"=>56, "agree"=>39, "disagree"=>2, "strongly_disagree"=>1, "dont_know"=>1} Figures based on 137 responses up to 01-12-2021
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Figures based on 137 responses up to 01-12-2021

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Figures based on 137 responses up to 01-12-2021

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Figures based on 137 responses up to 01-12-2021

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Figures based on 137 responses up to 01-12-2021

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Figures based on 137 responses up to 01-12-2021

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Figures based on 137 responses up to 01-12-2021

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Figures based on 137 responses up to 01-12-2021

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Figures based on 137 responses up to 01-12-2021

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Figures based on 137 responses up to 01-12-2021

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