The Cherwell School

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Marston Ferry Road
Oxford
OX2 7EE
01865558719
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Pupils
1909
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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
(29/1/08)
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81%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) or A*-C including English and maths
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The Cherwell School is a large oversubscribed mixed comprehensive school serving a wide-ranging community in North Oxford. It has a large sixth form which admits a substantial number of external students in Year 12. It became an 11-18 school in 2003 following local reorganisation and has a split site. In the same year the school became a specialist science college. Although students are from above average socio-economic backgrounds, including those occupations associated with the universities in the city, a significant number are from less advantaged backgrounds and eligibility for free school meals is in line with the national average. The proportion of students from minority ethnic backgrounds is higher than the national average and the percentage of students who have English as an additional language is also higher. The number of students who have learning difficulties and/or disabilities (LDD) is about average but the percentage of students with statements of special educational need is higher. There are units on site for students with hearing impairment and students with autism.

The Cherwell 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.

3 steps to help parents gather catchment information for a school:

  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.

See Pupil heat maps FAQs for more information about the source of pupil heat map data.

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