The Halifax Academy

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Gibbet Street
Halifax
HX2 0BA
01422301080
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Pupils
1237
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Ages
4 - 16
Gender
Gender
Mixed
Building
Type
Academy - Converter mainstream
Mr ofsted
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.06
Ofsted Report
(15/9/17)
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55%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths
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The school converted to academy status on 1 November 2013. When its predecessor school, Halifax High at Wellesley Park, was last inspected by Ofsted it was judged to be good. The Halifax Academy is an all-through school for pupils age four to 16. Currently, there are pupils in Reception, Years 1 to 3 and Years 7 to 11. The academy introduced primary education in September 2014, having appointed the head of the primary phase in April 2014. Primary education was housed in temporary accommodation until a new primary building opened in February 2016. The school is larger than the average-sized secondary school. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils supported through the pupil premium is above average. Over four out of 10 pupils are disadvantaged. Almost all pupils are from minority ethnic groups with the vast majority of Pakistani heritage. Most pupils speak English as an additional language. Inspection report: The Halifax Academy, 14–15 September 2017 Page 9 of 12 The proportion of pupils who have support for special educational needs and/or disabilities is average. The proportion of pupils with a statement of special educational needs or an education, health and care plan is above average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards for progress by the end of Year 11. The school does not use alternative providers of education. The Halifax Academy recently formed the Impact Education Multi-Academy Trust and has sponsor status. Currently, the school is the only member of the trust. Recent staffing changes have occurred to support the development of the multi-academy trust. The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. The school complies with Department for Education guidance on what academies should publish.

The Halifax 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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