Tapton School

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Darwin Lane
Sheffield
S10 5RG
01142671414
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Pupils
1663
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Ages
11 - 18
Gender
Gender
Mixed
Building
Type
Academy - Converter mainstream
Mr ofsted
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.05
Ofsted Report
(6/12/12)
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80%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) or A*-C including English and maths
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This academy is much larger than the average sized secondary school. The proportion of students known to be eligible for the pupil premium, largely those known to be eligible for free school meals, is below average. The proportion of students supported at school action is below that seen nationally, but in line for those at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs. The academy meets the current floor standard, which sets the government’s minimum expectations for attainment and progress. The academy is part of a formal Academy Trust, collaborating with Chaucer secondary school and several partner primary schools. There is a specialist on-site Vision Support Centre. Approximately 40 students in Years 10 and 11 follow a range of vocational courses in colleges and other work-related settings across the city. The academy has achieved the Healthy School status and is a National Support and Leadership Development School for the National College for School Leaders. It is a specialist school for sciences and the arts.

Tapton 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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  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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Tapton School Reviews

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“Too much homework”
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"> Tapton is a great school but, in my opinion, they give too much homework for my child in y10 who now has no social life.
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