Biddenham International School and Sports College

Secondary
Post 16

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Biddenham Turn
Bedford
MK40 4AZ
01234342521
Pupils
1055
Ages
11 - 18
Gender
Mixed
Type
Foundation school
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.06
Ofsted Report
(27/3/19)
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45%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths
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The school is an average-sized secondary school. A higher than average proportion of pupils are from minority ethnic groups and speak English as an additional language. The extent to which pupils join and leave the school outside the normal points of transition is above average. The proportion of pupils who are disadvantaged is above average. The proportion of pupils with SEND is below the national average.

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