Twynham School

Secondary
Post 16

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Sopers Lane
Christchurch
BH23 1JF
01202486237
Pupils
1749
Ages
11 - 19
Gender
Mixed
Type
Academy - Converter mainstream
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.06
Ofsted Report
(26/4/13)
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72%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths
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Twynham School is a larger-than-average secondary school which converted to academy status in April 2011. When its predecessor school was last inspected by Ofsted it was judged to be outstanding overall. The school has Leading Edge and Training School status with specialisms in technology and music. The proportion of students from minority ethnic backgrounds and the proportion who speak English as an additional language are very low compared to national averages. The proportion of students for whom the school receives the pupil premium (additional government funding for students known to be eligible for free school meals, those who are looked after by local authority and the children of service families) is less than half the national average. About one in 5 students are eligible for the Year 7 catch-up premium. The proportion of disabled students and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is similar to the national average, and the proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is below average. Some students in Key Stage 4 attend alternative provision through the partnership with The Grange School. The movement of students in and out of school at times other than the start of Year 7 is much lower than that seen nationally and retention rates for the sixth form are higher than national. The school exceeds the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for students’ attainment and progress.

Twynham School Catchment Area Map

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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 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.

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  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.

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