Woodkirk Academy
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
Post 16
PUPILS
1857
AGES
11 - 18
GENDER
Mixed
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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
(28/11/17)
Full Report - All Reports
70%
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

Rein Road
Tingley
Wakefield
WF3 1JQ
01138873600

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. Since your appointment in 2015, you have reshaped your senior leadership team to provide a more effective model of leadership for your school. Through your passion for and commitment to continuous improvement, you have ensured that leadership at all levels is focused on the progress of pupils and, as a result, outcomes of pupils have improved since the last inspection. The strategically developed systems and processes you have put in place allow you and your senior leaders to correctly identify areas of the school that need improvement and to support and improve performance in those areas. The significantly improved performance information received by governors enables them to provide effective challenge and support to senior leaders. There is strong capacity in the school’s leadership to achieve the improvements that you aspire to in order to become an outstanding school. You and your team have tackled the areas for improvement identified in the previous inspection report successfully. At the last inspection you were asked to improve the outcomes for pupils across Years 7 to 11, including disadvantaged pupils. You ensure that the progress of pupils is at the heart of what you and your staff do daily, and raised the profile of the importance of the progress of disadvantaged pupils. As a result, the progress for all pupils, including disadvantaged pupils, has improved significantly.

Woodkirk Academy Parent Reviews



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Strongly Agree 61% Agree 32% Disagree 7% Strongly Disagree 1% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>61, "agree"=>32, "disagree"=>7, "strongly_disagree"=>1, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 92 responses up to 06-03-2019
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Figures based on 92 responses up to 06-03-2019

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Figures based on 92 responses up to 06-03-2019

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Figures based on 92 responses up to 06-03-2019

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Figures based on 92 responses up to 06-03-2019

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Figures based on 92 responses up to 06-03-2019

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Figures based on 92 responses up to 06-03-2019

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Figures based on 92 responses up to 06-03-2019

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Figures based on 92 responses up to 06-03-2019

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Figures based on 92 responses up to 06-03-2019

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Figures based on 92 responses up to 06-03-2019

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Figures based on 92 responses up to 06-03-2019

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