Wheatley Park School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
Post 16
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Pupils
1088
Ages
11 - 18
Gender
Mixed
Type
Academy converter
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(14/6/16)
Full Report - All Reports
67%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths
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The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. The school is improving because of the strong leadership that you and your senior team provide. You have worked closely with governors and directors of the River Learning Trust (RLT) to raise standards of leadership and the quality of teaching and learning. Leaders and governors have a good understanding of the relative strengths and weaknesses of the school and action plans are in place to address areas for development. Working closely with the RLT and other schools, you have obtained useful external validation of the quality of your work. Since the last inspection, the school has continued to focus on the areas identified for improvement. As a result, the quality of teaching and the impact of teachers’ feedback to improve pupils’ progress have increased. The proportion of pupils achieving five GCSEs at grades A* C, including English and mathematics, improved significantly last year. Published information indicates that progress in English had been weak for the last two years, including for boys and disadvantaged pupils. This is no longer the case, and high-quality teaching is ensuring that all groups of pupils currently at the school are making much better progress in English than they have done in the past. For some time, achievement in the sixth form has been slightly above or in line with national averages. However, in 2015, girls in the sixth form did not achieve the same high standards as boys. Leaders have addressed this through implementing more rigorous tracking systems which reliably indicate improved performance in A level and AS level for all students.

Wheatley Park School Catchment Area Map

This pupil heat map shows where pupils currently attending the school live.

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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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