Waverley School

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Yardley Green Road
Bordesley Green
Birmingham
B9 5QA
01215666600
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Pupils
1677
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Ages
4 - 19
Gender
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Mixed
Building
Type
Academy - Converter mainstream
Mr ofsted
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.06
Ofsted Report
(29/11/17)
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53%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths
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The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. The school complies with Department for Education guidance on what academies should publish. This was the first inspection carried out since the school opened as an academy on 1 August 2015. The predecessor school (Waverley School) was last inspected in December 2012, when it was judged to be outstanding. The school is part of the Waverley Education Foundation multi-academy trust, along Inspection report: Waverley School, 28–29 November 2017 Page 10 of 13 with the Waverley Studio College. The trust is governed by a board of trustees. Oversight of the school’s management is carried out by a local governing body. After the school opened as an academy, the leadership structure was changed to include the post of headteacher. Following a period of turbulence and difficulty in recruiting an effective headteacher, the executive headteacher has assumed operational responsibility for the school. Around two thirds of pupils come from Asian or Asian British Pakistani heritage. Of the remaining third, the majority are from Asian, Asian British Bangladeshi, Black or Black British African groups. The school operates a specially resourced provision for 30 secondary-aged pupils who have cognitive and learning difficulties. Pupils work both within the resource base and in mainstream classes. The school also houses a satellite unit for Calthorpe Academy, a local special school. Secondary-aged pupils from Calthorpe attend to access mainstream courses. The school makes use of three alternative providers of education for pupils who are at risk of permanent exclusion: EBN Academy, CUL Academy and Riverside. The school provides initial teacher training through the Waverley Teaching School Alliance. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ progress and attainment.

Waverley 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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  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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