Presdales School

Secondary
Post 16

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This school has 4 parent reviews


Pupils
1121
Ages
11 - 18
Gender
Girls
Type
Academy - Converter mainstream
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.06
Ofsted Report
(21/5/08)
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89%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths
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School Description

The school serves a relatively affluent community. The proportion of pupils who are eligible for a free school meal is much lower than the national average. Most pupils are from White British backgrounds and there is a small number who are from minority ethnic groups. The proportion of pupils who have learning difficulties is very low. A higher than average proportion of pupils stays in the school for the full length of their compulsory education and a higher than average number stays on into the sixth form.

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Presdales School Reviews

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BY PARENTS, FOR PARENTS

“Ofsted”
AUTHOR:
"> I feel that this school has let my daughter down so far. After 2 years, I do not feel like the teachers know my daughter. I feel a new Ofsted visit is really needed.
“Disappointing!”
AUTHOR:
"> As a current parent I have found this school to be a real disappointment. The school informs parents it is 'Outstanding' but that inspection is 10/11 years old now. The school is incredibly outdated. I have serious concerns about the quality of teaching and learning that is currently taking place. Even when asked direct questions about my child’s strengths and weaknesses, the staff are evasive and/or unable to answer. Reporting might as well be non-existent. They will not give you any idea of a starting point, how they determine if a student is making progress and how they are tracking it. They have decided that all graded assessments are now recorded in exercise books that the students are not allowed to take home. This, therefore, makes it impossible to decipher where your child is at. Parents are invited to one parent consultation a year from which numerous subject teachers are always absent. Other local schools have really upped their game and the difference between this school and those is obvious. Both have recently been inspected and graded outstanding. I wish Ofsted would decide to pay Presdales a visit. I think they need a real wake up call as, in my opinion, they are really not the school that they tell everyone they are. Cannot wait for my daughter to leave.
“Excellent”
AUTHOR:
"> Excellent. Wide curriculum, especially for languages, extremely dedicated teaching staff, and high achieving pupils. Also strong in drama and music.
“A Great School”
AUTHOR:
"> I went to Presdales School in the 90s before it was an Academy. It is great to see the same management team in place. This school equip me with some great life skills as well as good grades. The teachers were passionate and engaged and pupils were supported and encouraged throughout their schooling. I wouldn't hesitate to send my daughter to this school.
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