The Heath School

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Clifton Road
Runcorn
WA7 4SY
01928576664
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Pupils
1089
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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
(12/9/17)
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61%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) or A*-C including English and maths
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The Heath School is larger than the average secondary school. It converted to academy status in June 2011. When its predecessor school was last inspected by Ofsted in 2010 it was judged to be outstanding. The Heath School is part of the Heath Family Trust with four primary schools and three other secondary schools. The school is a national teaching school. The school is currently being rebuilt and the new building is due to open in January Inspection report: The Heath School, 12–13 September 2017 Page 10 of 13 2018. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is broadly similar to the national average. The proportions of pupils from minority ethnic groups and of pupils who speak English as an additional language are much lower than the national average. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities is similar to the national average. More pupils join the school at different times of the year than is seen nationally. Four Year 10 pupils currently attend off-site provision at Stuart Gelling International Ltd two days per week. The school opened a sixth form in 2014. There are currently 10 students in Year 12, who are all educated off-site at Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress by the end of Year 11. The school complies with Department for Education guidance on what academies should publish.

The Heath 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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