Heathfield Community School

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School Road
Monkton Heathfield
Taunton
TA2 8PD
01823412396
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Pupils
1286
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Ages
11 - 18
Gender
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Mixed
Building
Type
Community school
Mr ofsted
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.04
Ofsted Report
(22/1/15)
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59%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) or A*-C including English and maths
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Heathfield Community School is larger than the average-sized secondary school. The sixth form is relatively small, however, as it specialises in the performing arts and does not offer other subjects except for students working towards achieving GCSEs in English and mathematics. The school has a performing arts specialism, and the Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre is located at the school. This is used by the community as well as being part of the school’s provision. The school is the only secondary DfE Teaching School in Somerset and is part of the Taunton Teaching Alliance. The school works in partnership with many other schools, but in particular it acts as a cluster hub school within the Somerset Challenge partnership. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for students’ attainment and progress in secondary schools. Almost all pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of disabled students and those who have special educational needs is just above the national average. There is a specialised base for autism (The Cedar Centre) that is attended by 11 students. Most of these attend regular lessons for at least part of the school day. The proportion of students eligible for the pupil premium (extra government funding provided to support the learning of looked after children and those known to be eligible for free school meals) is much lower than the national average. (This group of students is referred to as ‘disadvantaged’ within the report.) The school does not currently use alternative providers for vocational courses, but a very small number of students attend the Taunton pupil referral unit.

Heathfield Community 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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  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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