Thornleigh Salesian College
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
Post 16
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Sharples Park
Astley Bridge
Bolton
BL1 6PQ
01204301351
Pupils
1538
Ages
11 - 18
Gender
Mixed
Type
Voluntary aided school
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(5/11/19)
Full Report - All Reports
66%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths
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Pupils say that they feel safe and that they like coming to school. They say that the best thing about school is their teachers. Pupils are confident that their teachers will look after them and help them with their learning. Teachers have high expectations of pupils. Pupils behave very well during lessons, they focus well on their learning and they show the utmost respect for staff. They are keen to answer questions. Staff encourage pupils to embrace school life. Pupils value the opportunities on offer. Many pupils are members of the school choir. Some pupils attend clubs in pottery, art, dance or science. There is also a wide range of sports teams such as netball, football, cross-country and rugby. Many pupils work towards a variety of awards, including the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. Pupils say that behaviour around the school is mostly good. Corridors and social spaces can get very busy. Despite this, most pupils behave calmly and sensibly. That said, there is a small proportion of older pupils who, on occasion, do not behave as they should at social times. Pupils say that staff deal well with any incidents of poor behaviour at breaktimes and lunchtimes. Most pupils are confident that teachers will deal with bullying if they report it. However, there is a very small proportion of pupils who are hesitant to report bullying.

Thornleigh Salesian College Catchment Area Map

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National School Census Data 2020
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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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