Twynham School

Type Secondary
Age Range 11-19
Religion Does not apply
Address Sopers Lane
Christchurch
Dorset
BH23 1JF
Phone 01202486237
Reference Number 136649

Description

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Twynham School, located in Christchurch, Dorset, England, is a coeducational secondary school and sixth form for students aged 11 to 18. Established in 1930 and converted into an academy in 2011, the school boasts approximately 1,729 students across years 7 to 13. Twynham School holds Leading Edge, Training School, and Academy Statuses. It falls under the jurisdiction of the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole local authority and belongs to the Twynham Learning Multi-Academy Trust, containing six other primary and secondary schools in the area.

At Twynham School, facilities are extensive, including 11 science labs, a technology block with cookery rooms, textiles, resistant material rooms, a graphics room, and an IT room. Also, there is an English Block, Maths Block, Drama Block, Music & Arts Block, the main hall, sports hall, changing facilities, and a main block composed of classrooms.

The school offers ICT courses like Computing (specializing in Software Development, mostly in Visual Basic) and a BTEC in Creative Digital Media. It also provides European Computer Driving License certification from 2014-present. Additionally, Twynham School offers a variety of extra-curricular activities, ranging from sports teams to music and drama groups.

As far as alumni, the school counts former English football pundit and retired player Jamie Redknapp and coach and former footballer Neil Moss among its notable former pupils.

General Makeup

Number of pupils 1802
Boy/Girl ratio Boys: 51.72%
Girls: 48.28%

Year Groups

Year Number of pupils
7 264
8 264
9 261
10 264
11 263
12 239
13 245

Ofsted Rating Good
Last Inspection Date 2024-06-10
Date Description Report
2024-05-01 School inspection: School inspection:
2020-11-17 Monitoring visit Monitoring visit
2013-04-25 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2012-02-14 Academy conversion letter Academy conversion letter
Previously as Twynham School
2010-06-30 Interim assessment Interim assessment
2010-03-17 Curriculum and development visit Curriculum and development visit
2006-10-19 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2001-03-19 Full inspection Full inspection

Attainment 8 Score

Attaimenment 8 is a measure of a pupil's average grade across a set of 8 subjects. The 8 subjects which make up Attainment 8 are:

  • English
  • Maths
  • 3 subjects from qualifications that count towards the English Baccalaureate (EBacc), like sciences, language and history
  • 3 more GCSE qualifications (including EBacc subjects) or technical awards from a list approved by the Department for Education
Each grade a pupil gets is assigned a point score from 9 (the highest) to 1 (the lowest). These scores are added up, with English and maths counted twice.

School Score Percentile (local) Percentile (nationwide)
49.4 Upgrade Upgrade

GCSE Results

Metric School Score Percentile (local) Percentile (nationwide)
Grade 5 or above in English and maths 56% Upgrade Upgrade
5 or more GCSEs at grade 9-4 (or A-C) 67% Upgrade Upgrade

Progress 8 Score

A progress score is a way to measure how well a student progressed in comparison to other students of a similar starting ability. A score of zero means would mean that a student made the same progress as others that had a similar starting a ability. A positive score would mean that the student made more progress than other students of similar starting ability. The scores below are for the whole school so is the average progress score across all students.

School Score Percentile (loc) Percentile (nationwide)
0.23 Upgrade Upgrade

Attainment 8 Score

Attaimenment 8 is a measure of a pupil's average grade across a set of 8 subjects. The 8 subjects which make up Attainment 8 are:

GCSE Results

Progress 8 Score

A progress score is a way to measure how well a student progressed in comparison to other students of a similar starting ability. A score of zero means would mean that a student made the same progress as others that had a similar starting a ability. A positive score would mean that the student made more progress than other students of similar starting ability. The scores below are for the whole school so is the average progress score across all students.

2024 Admissions

Number of Applications Number of Offers
First Preference Upgrade Upgrade
Second Preference 269 20
Third Preference 150 3
From another Local Authority 22 0

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