The Ravensbourne School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
Post 16
PUPILS
1497
AGES
11 - 18
GENDER
Mixed
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Can I Get My Child Into This School?

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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
(1/5/18)
Full Report - All Reports
57%
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

Hayes Lane
Bromley
BR2 9EH
02084600083

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. Your commitment to the school is unwavering. You and your leaders evaluate the school’s strengths and areas for development well, and you are not complacent. You told me that you believe the school is ‘strong’, but that ‘it’s not as good as it can be’ as you are always seeking to improve. You have created an ethos in which the school motto, ‘Be the best you can be’, pervades the school. You and your senior leadership team have created a calm and orderly environment where pupils behave well. Routines for pupil conduct are clearly in place, and pupils take pride in their work and their appearance. Since the last inspection, you, governors and trustees have taken effective action to develop ways to check the quality of the school’s work, and you now measure the impact of this accurately. Pupils’ outcomes at GCSE show significant progress for the open subjects, and for low prior attainers. Persistent absence is well below the national average. The local governing body and trust provide effective support and challenge to the school. They possess a very high level of skill. They are mindful of the need to offer appropriate support as the school converts into a multi-academy trust, and you move into a new role. Staff are very supportive of your vision and your actions. They appreciate senior leaders’ support and the personal development opportunities with which they are provided. Staff particularly appreciate the links that you and senior leaders have made with other schools and subject experts. One member of staff said: ‘We have lots of opportunities; senior leaders are really receptive, and we really want to improve.’ Safeguarding is effective. Safeguarding policies and procedures are in line with statutory requirements. You and your leaders check carefully that staff are suitable to work with pupils, and trustees monitor this carefully. Staff receive regular up-to-date training on how to keep children safe. Those who join the school mid-year are provided with an induction programme, which focuses on safeguarding. Your team is persistent in its actions to work closely with external agencies to keep vulnerable pupils safe and offer them timely support. Pupils are taught well about how to keep themselves safe and how to report bullying. Pupils spoken to during the inspection said that they feel that the school is safe and that the buddy programme, ‘Big brother, big sister’, provides them with a safe haven. Visiting speakers such as the police and mental health experts work with the pupils on how to look after themselves in a range of situations. Inspection findings At the start of the inspection, four areas of focus were agreed. The first of these was to look at pupils’ progress and outcomes in GCSE science. This is because outcomes for all pupils in science have been below the national average for two years, and their progress has been significantly below. You acknowledge that there have been staffing and recruitment issues in this subject area. However, there is now a more stable team of science teachers in place. You and senior leaders are providing effective support for the new science leader. A detailed review of the science curriculum has taken place, and teachers work effectively together to plan their lessons. This provides greater consistency of teaching across the department. Some pupils commented positively that they have seen improvements in the teaching of science. Consequently, pupils’ progress in this area has improved. The second area of focus was looking at the progress that disadvantaged, middle prior attainers and most-able pupils make in mathematics. For the last two years, these pupils have made less progress than pupils nationally. Your senior leadership team and leader for mathematics have a clear vision of how to improve teaching. They have put into place a precise plan of action to secure improvements in pupils’ learning. Tracking of pupils’ progress is thorough, as are the transition arrangements from primary school. This information provides teachers with accurate information about what the pupils know already, and what their next steps in learning should be. Effective planning, targeted interventions and the good use of other adults in the classroom were evident in the lessons observed. As a result, current pupils make better progress, irrespective of their starting points. Information provided by the school and work in pupils’ books show that the progress of pupils in mathematics is now in line with the progress that pupils make in their other subjects.

The Ravensbourne School Parent Reviews



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Strongly Agree 54% Agree 32% Disagree 10% Strongly Disagree 5% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>54, "agree"=>32, "disagree"=>10, "strongly_disagree"=>5, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 41 responses up to 30-04-2019
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