Wexham School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
Post 16
PUPILS
844
AGES
11 - 19
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Community school
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How Does The School Perform?

4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(21/11/17)
Full Report - All Reports
38%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths



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Norway Drive
Slough
SL2 5QP
01753526797

School Description

The school is set to expand to become an eight-form-entry school in 2018. A large building is already being constructed on site. At present, it is smaller than the averagesized secondary school with a sixth form. Boys outnumber girls in all years, particularly in Year 9 where over three quarters of the pupils are boys. The school is a non-selective school in a selective local authority. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is well above average and close to 50% in several year groups. The proportion of pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities is average although it varies Inspection report: Wexham School, 21 and 28–29 November 2017 Page 10 of 13 considerably between year groups. The school has a local-authority funded specialist resource base for pupils who have an education, health and care plan for autistic spectrum disorder. A very small number of Year 11 pupils are educated full time, off site, at Haybrook College. They follow a ‘Springboard’ course which includes studies towards some GCSE examinations. Each year, around 40 Year 7 pupils qualify for catch-up funding, which is for pupils who did not attain the expected standards in English and/or mathematics at the end of primary school. The number of children looked after fluctuates but is often high compared to most secondary schools. The majority of pupils and students are from minority ethnic backgrounds. Close to 60% of pupils are from Asian or Asian British heritages, most of whom are Pakistani. About 30% of pupils speak English as an additional language but the majority of these pupils speak English fluently. The proportion of pupils who enter or leave the school during Years 7 to 11 is above that seen nationally. Since September 2017, for example, 25 pupils have joined the school, most of whom went into Years 8 and 9. The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. The school met the 2016 government floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress.

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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 2020, 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 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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