North Cambridge Academy


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Arbury Road
Kings Hedges
01223 508742
11 - 16
Academy Sponsor Led Mainstream
Mr ofsted
4 1 1 2 3 4
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5 A*-C GCSEs (or equivalent) inc. English and maths
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Teacher 12.7:1
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Persistent Absence
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Pupils first language
not English
Pupils registered for free school meals
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School Description

The North Cambridge Academy, which is part of the Cambridge Meridian Academies Trust, converted to become an academy on 1 September 2013. When its predecessor school, the Manor Foundation School, was last inspected by Ofsted in 2010, it was judged to be good. This is a smaller than the average-sized secondary academy. The proportion of disabled students and those who have special educational needs is above the national average. Almost half of students are disadvantaged and supported by the pupil premium, which provides additional funding for students who are known to be eligible for free school meals, and students who are looked after by the local authority. This proportion is significantly above the national average. The proportion of students for whom English is an additional language is higher than the national average. The academy makes use of alternative provision at County School, Cambridge for a very small number of students. The academy receives the Year 7 catch-up funding for a number of students who did not reach the expected Level 4 in the Key Stage 2 national tests. The academy meets the current government floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for students’ attainment and progress. A large number of teachers left the academy at the end of the last academic year.

Catchment information

Undersubscribed in 2014
Catchment map coming soon
0345 045 1370

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.

3 steps to help parents gather catchment information for a school:

  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.

See Pupil heat maps and catchment FAQs for more information about the source of pupil heat map data. We also explain the difference between our pupil heat maps, cut-off distance maps and catchment area maps.

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