The Ridgeway School & Sixth Form College
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
Post 16
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Inverary Road
Wroughton
Swindon
SN4 9DJ
01793 846100
Pupils
1586
Ages
11 - 18
Gender
Mixed
Type
Academy converter
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(3/3/20)
Full Report - All Reports
68%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths
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School Description

Pupils really enjoy their lessons at the school. There are excellent relationships between staff and pupils that foster trust and cooperation. The school has given much thought to the organisation and structure of its curriculum. This is evident in both its design and delivery, for example in the way that languages separate the lessons into speaking and writing. The curriculum builds upon previous learning and provides a well-judged level of challenge. As a result, pupils are motivated, work hard and learn well. The school has high expectations of its pupils and, consequently, they behave very well, both in lessons and during social times. Pupils say that the school has a strong family feel. Older pupils mentor and support the younger ones and this helps to create strong bonds between them. Bullying is a very rare occurrence and is dealt with quickly and effectively by staff should it occur. The school provides an exceptionally wide range of activities, trips and special events for pupils. There are high levels of participation.

The Ridgeway School & Sixth Form College Catchment Area Map

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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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