Woodham Academy
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
PUPILS
922
AGES
11 - 16
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
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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
(9/5/18)
Full Report - All Reports
65%
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

Washington Crescent
Newton Aycliffe
DL5 4AX
01325300328

School Description

Woodham Academy is slightly smaller than the average secondary school. It provides education for boys and girls between 11 and 16 years of age. The large majority of pupils come from the local town, with a smaller proportion coming from other local towns and villages. The vast majority of pupils come from White British backgrounds. The proportion of pupils who come from disadvantaged backgrounds is higher than average. Overall, pupils enter the school with prior attainment levels that are slightly below the national average. The proportion of pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities is below the national average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards for pupils’ achievement. The school joined the Eden Learning Trust, a small local multi-academy trust, in May 2018. The Eden Learning Trust is governed by a board of directors. Day-to-day governance of the school is provided by the local governing body. Inspection report: Woodham Academy, 9–10 May 2018 Page 9 of 12 Shortly after the previous inspection, leaders with specific responsibilities for teaching, learning and assessment and for music, appointed before the previous inspection, took up their posts. The school has appointed its own education welfare officer. The headteacher and governors have reorganised the structure and responsibilities of the senior leadership team. The school makes use of Durham local authority home and hospital services for pupils who are unable to attend school for medical reasons.

Woodham Academy Parent Reviews



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Strongly Agree 49% Agree 32% Disagree 6% Strongly Disagree 11% Don't Know 1% {"strongly_agree"=>49, "agree"=>32, "disagree"=>6, "strongly_disagree"=>11, "dont_know"=>1} Figures based on 71 responses up to 07-05-2019
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Figures based on 71 responses up to 07-05-2019

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Figures based on 71 responses up to 07-05-2019

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Figures based on 71 responses up to 07-05-2019

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Figures based on 71 responses up to 07-05-2019

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Figures based on 71 responses up to 07-05-2019

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Figures based on 71 responses up to 07-05-2019

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Figures based on 71 responses up to 07-05-2019

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Figures based on 71 responses up to 07-05-2019

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Figures based on 71 responses up to 07-05-2019

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Figures based on 71 responses up to 07-05-2019

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Figures based on 71 responses up to 07-05-2019

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