Walsall Academy
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
Post 16
PUPILS
1369
AGES
11 - 18
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Academy sponsor led
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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
(19/11/19)
Full Report - All Reports
52%
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

Lichfield Road
Bloxwich
Walsall
WS3 3LX
01922493910

School Description

Pupils are happy and well cared for in this welcoming school. Pupils feel safe and enjoy attending school. While most pupils behave well and bullying is rare, some choose to mess about in lessons, disturbing other pupils who are trying to learn. Staff and governors have high expectations of all pupils. Pupils appreciate the many events and activities that the school offers. Parents and carers tell us that personal development opportunities are strong. Pupils can stay at Aberdovey in Wales and also visit the base camp at Mount Everest. Pupils say these sorts of opportunities boost their self-confidence. Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) enjoy their lessons. However, some pupils with SEND do not receive effective support in all subject areas. This is not the case in the popular sixth form, where all students, including those with SEND, receive the support they need and flourish. Most sixth-form students achieve well and go on to university or successful employment. The majority of teaching is effective. However, some pupils cannot remember what they learned previously. This is because the curriculum has not been carefully sequenced. Some leaders do not have a good enough understanding of how well the curriculum is planned.

Walsall Academy Parent Reviews



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Strongly Agree 55% Agree 33% Disagree 7% Strongly Disagree 4% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>55, "agree"=>33, "disagree"=>7, "strongly_disagree"=>4, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 67 responses up to 03-12-2019
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Figures based on 67 responses up to 03-12-2019

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Figures based on 67 responses up to 03-12-2019

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Figures based on 67 responses up to 03-12-2019

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Figures based on 67 responses up to 03-12-2019

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Figures based on 67 responses up to 03-12-2019

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Figures based on 67 responses up to 03-12-2019

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Figures based on 67 responses up to 03-12-2019

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Figures based on 67 responses up to 03-12-2019

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