Oldfield School

Secondary
Post 16

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Kelston Road
Bath
BA1 9AB
01225 423582
Pupils
1214
Ages
11 - 18
Gender
Mixed
Type
Academy - Converter mainstream
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.06
Ofsted Report
(21/1/20)
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67%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths
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Oldfield is smaller than the average secondary school, and has a very small sixth form. The school attracts students from a wide geographical area beyond Bath, including Bristol and its environs. Not all students therefore choose to stay on into the sixth form, with some choosing other providers which may be closer to their home or offer a different nature of provision. Previously a girls’ school, it converted to a co-educational academy in February 2011. The predecessor school had been judged oustanding in its last inspection in 2007. As an academy, its first mixed intake of boys and girls arrived in Year 7 in September 2012, in the week before this inspection. The sixth form also has a very small number of boys. The large majority of students are White British, with around a quarter from a variety of minority ethnic heritages. The proportion speaking English as an additional language is higher than that found in most schools. The proportion of students with a statement of special educational needs or supported at school action plus is below average. The proportion supported at school action is broadly average. The proportion of students known to be eligible for the pupil premium (extra money provided to schools by the government) is low. The school was designated a High Performing Specialist School in 2004 and operates specialisms in English and the arts, science and sport. Since the previous inspection it has become a National Support School whose role is to help other schools to improve. The headteacher is a National Leader of Education, providing advice and support to other schools. The school exceeds the government’s floor targets, which set the minimum expectations for students’ attainment and progress.

Oldfield 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 last School Census (released annually in July).

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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  1. Look at our 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 last 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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