Writhlington School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
Post 16
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Knobsbury Lane
Writhlington
Radstock
BA3 3NQ
01761433581
Pupils
1134
Ages
11 - 18
Gender
Mixed
Type
Academy converter
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(24/6/21)
Full Report - All Reports
62%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths
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School Description

Writhlington School was formerly part of the Dragonfly Education Trust. This merged with the Midsomer Norton Schools Partnership in April 2019. The trust consists of 15 primary schools, six secondary schools and one sixth-form provider. Under the scheme of delegation, the trust is responsible for the standards that pupils reach at the school. The board of directors delegates some functions to the local governing body. Trust officers provide support for the school. The school is larger than the average sized 11–18 secondary school. There was a larger than average decrease in the number of pupils between 2017 and 2018. The proportion of pupils eligible for free school meals is lower than the national Inspection report: Writhlington School, 14–15 May 2019 Page 10 of 13 average. Most pupils are White British. The school has 12 out of the 17 possible ethnic groups. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is lower than the national average. There was a larger than average increase in the proportion of pupils with SEND support, which is now in line with the national average. The number of pupils who have an education, health and care plan is also in line with that seen nationally. A small number of pupils access alternative provision at the Hospital Education Reintegration Service.

Writhlington School Catchment Area Map

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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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