Birkenhead Park School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
PUPILS
700
AGES
11 - 16
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Academy sponsor led
SCHOOL GUIDE RATING
Not Rated

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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
0151 606 2000

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
(18/3/21)
Full Report - All Reports
53%
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)

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

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

Park Road South
Birkenhead
CH43 4UY
01516521574

School Description

In the past, pupils at this school have not achieved well in their GCSE examinations. Since the last inspection, leaders have improved the quality of education that pupils receive. Staff have higher expectations of pupils. However, pupils do not benefit from an overall good quality of education. This is because there are still weaknesses in how well the curriculum is planned and delivered in some subjects. Pupils feel safe at school. They told us that adults in school will listen to them if they have any worries or concerns. They say that staff will take care of them. Many pupils join this school part-way through their secondary education. These pupils receive a warm welcome and lots of help from staff. Most of these pupils settle in well. Pupils say that behaviour is good. Corridors around the school are mostly calm. Pupils told us that any incidents of poor behaviour are dealt with by staff. During lessons, most pupils listen attentively. Older pupils told us that classrooms are ‘quiet places’ where pupils can learn. Staff encourage pupils to attend a range of lunchtime and after-school activities, such as chess club and rugby. Pupils said that bullying is rare. They told us that the school is a friendly place to be and it is ‘okay to be different’. Pupils say that racist and homophobic language are ‘not things that we hear’ at school. They told us that if they report bullying that staff deal with it quickly and it stops. Pupils are confident that any victims of bullying receive high-quality support.

Birkenhead Park School Parent Reviews



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