The JCB Academy
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
Post 16
PUPILS
787
AGES
13 - 19
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
University technical college
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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
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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 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
(25/9/18)
Full Report - All Reports
61%
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 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

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

Mill Street
Rocester
ST14 5JX
01889506100

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. Since the last inspection, standards have continued to improve. Pupils at key stage 4 make strong progress in a range of subjects from their low starting points. Outcomes in 2018, for example, showed further improved outcomes, particularly in English and mathematics. You and your senior leaders know the school’s strengths and weaknesses well, and your self-evaluation is accurate. You and your governors are reflective of your own practices, and you strive to improve further the educational provision that you provide. You and your leadership team, some of whom are new to role, have enhanced the use and analysis of pupil tracking data to monitor closely and drive up standards of pupils’ progress and achievement. This has had a positive impact on the pace of change, and there has been greater accuracy of the monitoring of pupils’ progress. It enables you to take swift and decisive actions where performance is not in line with your high expectations. As a result, pupils achieve strong outcomes. You have addressed the areas for improvement from the previous inspection effectively. As a result, middle leaders now form a strong group of professionals within the school, and they support you and your leaders to drive further school improvements. Furthermore, pupils now receive feedback that aids their learning and skill acquisition. Consequently, they make better progress. Pupils arrive at your school from a wide range of settings. Approximately 47 schools feed into your school. A good proportion of pupils come to the school with behaviour and/or engagement issues, having been previously disengaged from their education. You are highly successful in reintegrating these pupils back into their education and, as a result, they achieve good outcomes and complete the phase of their education. You and governors, who are a dedicated group of professionals that bring a wealth of experience and expertise to the school, originally created the school to improve the life chances for your pupils. You are highly successful in this aim. Pupils leave the school to a wide range of appropriate destinations. They benefit from the school’s close link with a wide range of highly prestigious business partners, for example Rolls Royce, Bentley, Jaguar Land Rover, JCB and Toyota. Pupils move into a range of opportunities within these businesses and thrive. Your joint vision to be a school with a strong reputation for educating the next generation of highly skilled engineers has become a reality. For instance, a number of previous pupils from the school have gone on to win regional and national apprenticeship awards. The specialist engineering facilities at your school continue to be of a high standard. This enables pupils to develop and hone their vocational skills and confidence in such areas as machining, turning, welding and fabrication and computer-aided design. Pupils benefit from and train on modern industrial machinery and equipment that replicate those in industry, enabling them to develop complex skills that allow them to produce work to exacting standards. This prepares them well for their future careers in engineering, for example. Pupils’ behaviour in lessons and around the school is exemplary. They present themselves as self-assured, mature, polite and friendly learners. Pupils show respect to each other and adults as they move around the school in an orderly and calm manner. Relationships between teachers and pupils are particularly strong, and teachers know their pupils well. Attainment in the sixth form has historically been relatively weak and remained below national averages for 2017 and 2018, particularly in mathematics. However, students achieved better outcomes in the school’s specialist subjects of engineering and business. Since the previous inspection, you have strengthened leadership roles and responsibilities within the sixth form, with a clear focus on both identifying and addressing the underlining reasons associated with this underperformance and to raise standards quickly. Although improving, inconsistencies in standards remain. You and your leaders have devised a new sixth-form curriculum. Now students take courses that are more closely matched to their abilities, needs and future career aspirations. However, it is too soon to see the impact of the new curriculum on students’ outcomes.

The JCB Academy Parent Reviews



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Strongly Agree 74% Agree 21% Disagree 1% Strongly Disagree 4% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>74, "agree"=>21, "disagree"=>1, "strongly_disagree"=>4, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 104 responses up to 26-09-2018
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Figures based on 104 responses up to 26-09-2018

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Figures based on 104 responses up to 26-09-2018

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Figures based on 104 responses up to 26-09-2018

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Figures based on 104 responses up to 26-09-2018

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Figures based on 104 responses up to 26-09-2018

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Figures based on 104 responses up to 26-09-2018

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Figures based on 104 responses up to 26-09-2018

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Figures based on 104 responses up to 26-09-2018

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Figures based on 104 responses up to 26-09-2018

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Figures based on 104 responses up to 26-09-2018

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Figures based on 104 responses up to 26-09-2018

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