The Grange School

Type Secondary
Age Range 11-19
Religion Does not apply
Address Redvers Road
Christchurch
Dorset
BH23 3AU
Phone 01202486536
Reference Number 141378

Description

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The Grange School, located at Redvers Road, Christchurch, Dorset with a postcode of BH23 3AU, is a co-educational secondary school and sixth form. Established in 1955, it currently caters to 356 students aged 11–19, encompassing both boys and girls. As of 2021, the school has received a "good" rating in all areas by Ofsted. The Grange School is part of the Twynham Learning multi-academy trust and follows a curriculum that aims to engage and inspire students by cultivating their talents and facilitating their involvement in community work, music, sports, and several other extracurricular activities.

The pupil-to-teacher ratio is amongst the top 3% nationwide, while The Grange School's average A-level applied value-added score is in the top 47%. The school maintains an English not first language of 4%, and the pupil absenteeism rate is below national average at 8%. However, the school's English Baccalaureate pass rate and math pass rates are below average, which indicates an area in need of improvement. The Grange School also admits children from the Somerford, Mudeford & Burton areas, with a significant majority coming from these regions.

General Makeup

Number of pupils 369
Boy/Girl ratio Boys: 45.53%
Girls: 54.47%

Year Groups

Year Number of pupils
7 82
8 70
9 70
10 69
11 78
12 0
13 0

Ofsted Rating Good
Last Inspection Date 2022-01-20
Date Description Report
2021-11-30 School inspection: School inspection:
2021-07-06 Monitoring visit Monitoring visit
2021-02-03 Monitoring visit Monitoring visit
2020-10-13 Monitoring visit Monitoring visit
2019-11-05 Monitoring visit Monitoring visit
2018-12-04 Monitoring visit Monitoring visit
2018-03-14 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)
36.9 Upgrade Upgrade

GCSE Results

Metric School Score Percentile (local) Percentile (nationwide)
Grade 5 or above in English and maths 35% Upgrade Upgrade
5 or more GCSEs at grade 9-4 (or A-C) 42% 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)
-0.29 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 48 6
Third Preference 53 2
From another Local Authority 4 1

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