Winchcombe School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
PUPILS
500
AGES
11 - 16
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
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SCHOOL GUIDE RATING
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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
(29/3/22)
Full Report - All Reports
58%
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

Greet Road
Winchcombe
Cheltenham
GL54 5LB
01242602233

School Description

There is a strong sense of community at Winchcombe School. Parents and carers say that pupils are well cared for. Pupils describe being well supported by the school and say that they have a voice. They take advantage of the different ways in which they can express their views to leaders. Leaders make their high expectations clear for pupils. They encourage pupils to live out the school’s values. For example, pupils learn about the principles of integrity and responsibility. These ideas are woven through the curriculum. Behaviour around the school site is calm and purposeful. Most pupils have positive attitudes towards their learning. However, on occasions, lessons are disrupted by a small minority of pupils who find it difficult to focus on their learning. When incidents of bullying are reported, leaders act swiftly to resolve these. As a result, pupils say that they feel safe at the school. Pupils study a wide and varied curriculum that also prioritises their personal development. The school provides a range of interesting extra-curricular opportunities, including drama, music, sport, stand-up comedy and the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme. There is something for everyone, and pupils participate well.

Winchcombe School Parent Reviews



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Strongly Agree 39% Agree 41% Disagree 14% Strongly Disagree 5% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>39, "agree"=>41, "disagree"=>14, "strongly_disagree"=>5, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 97 responses up to 01-04-2022
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Responses taken from Ofsted Parent View

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