Gosford Hill School

Secondary
Post 16

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Oxford Road
Kidlington
OX5 2NT
01865374971
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Pupils
893
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Ages
11 - 18
Gender
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Mixed
Building
Type
Academy - Converter mainstream
Mr ofsted
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.04
Ofsted Report
(6/2/18)
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NATIONAL AVG. 60%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) or A*-C including English and maths
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Gosford Hill is a broadly average-sized school for pupils aged 11 to 18. The predecessor school converted to become an academy in November 2012. The school includes pupils from a wide number of minority ethnic groups. Three quarters of the pupils are of White British origin. The proportion who are believed to speak English as an additional language is just below the national average. Just under a fifth of pupils are eligible for free school meals, which is a lower proportion than is typical nationally. The percentage of pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities is well above the national average. The proportion of pupils who have a statement of special educational needs or an education, health and care plan is below average. The school meets the government’s floor standards for what pupils are expected to Inspection report: Gosford Hill School, 6–7 February 2018 Page 10 of 13 achieve by the end of Year 11. The current headteacher joined the school shortly after the last inspection. There is also a new chair of the governing body in place, and several new governors and staff, including some who have leadership roles. The school works with Activate Learning, ACE Training and Meadowbrook College to support some pupils in accessing relevant alternative learning provision beyond the school. The school does not meet requirements on the publication of information about the most recent key stage 4 results and post-16 outcomes on its website. Similarly, it does not comply with Department for Education guidance on what academies should publish on their website about exclusion arrangements, special educational needs provision, Year 7 literacy and numeracy catch-up funding and equality objectives.

Gosford Hill School Catchment Area Map

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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.

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  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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