The Derby High School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
School Guide Rating
Not Rated


Radcliffe Road
Redvales
Radcliffe Road
Lancs
BL9 9NH
01617641819
Pupils
923
Ages
11 - 16
Gender
Mixed
Type
Community school
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(28/3/18)
Full Report - All Reports
62%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths
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The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. Since then, the school has experienced changes in staffing and leadership. Prior to you joining the school, there was also a period of interim leadership during which time the deputy headteacher was acting headteacher. Since your appointment in April 2016, you have continued the journey of improvement. You leave no stone unturned in your quest to improve the life chances of pupils at The Derby High School. You are ably supported by your senior leadership team and governors. You are committed to ensuring that all pupils receive a good quality of education. Staff share your vision and welcome your open and consultative approach. They value the many opportunities that you give them for their professional development. Middle leaders say that they are more accountable for their roles. Your selfevaluation of the school is honest and accurate and identifies key areas for further improvement. You have continued to improve teaching and learning and have put in place effective systems to track pupils’ progress. In 2016 and 2017, pupils, including those who are disadvantaged, made above-average progress from their starting points. The school’s motto, ‘excellence, tradition and imagination’, underpins everything. You and your staff team have created an inclusive and caring learning community. Pupils are polite and welcoming and wear their uniforms with pride. Pupils who spoke with inspectors said that they enjoy learning and that staff ‘go the extra mile’ for them. Relationships between staff and pupils are based on mutual respect.

The Derby High School Catchment Area Map

This pupil heat map shows where pupils currently attending the school live.

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

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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 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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