Balcarras School A GSG School
- Balcarras School
East End Road
- Head: Mr D Burke
- T 01242 515881
- F 01242 250620
- E admin@balcarra….gloucs.sch.uk
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- A mainstream state school for pupils aged from 11 to 18
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Gloucestershire
- Pupils: 1400
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Open days: First week in October
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- Current Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 21st May 2014
- Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 25th February 2009
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
What The Good Schools Guide says..
Parents describe the music and drama provision as ‘very impressive’. The school is well represented at the local Cheltenham Music Festival and the chamber choir recently won a national Music for Youth award. Cheery, bright and modern, the school has...
What the school says...
We are proud of the enjoyment and excitement pupils feel about their learning and their life in school. The sixth form continues to be supremely successful.
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards
- Best performance by Boys taking Russian at an English Comprehensive School (GCE A level)
- Best performance by Girls taking Russian at an English Comprehensive School (GCE A level)
- Best performance by Boys taking Russian at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)
- Excellent performance by Boys taking Additional Science at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)
- Excellent performance by Boys taking Business Studies: Single at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)
- Excellent performance by Girls taking Home Economics: Food at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)
What The Good Schools Guide saysParents describe the music and drama provision as ‘very impressive’. The school is well represented at the local Cheltenham Music Festival and the chamber choir recently won a national Music for Youth award. Cheery, bright and modern, the school has made the most of its functional appearance. Big classrooms are flooded with natural light and large open views create a healthy sense of space. Primary colours abound (even floors and furniture are painted red) and walls are crammed with examples of work...
Since September 2016, Dominic Burke, previously deputy head. Degree from York, masters from Sheffield and teacher training qualification from Leeds. First teaching post in Evesham; joined Balcarras in 2007 as head of history. Two young sons; enjoys golf and running and supports Leeds United.
The school’s strategy is to set high expectations for its...
Special Education Needs
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class||Y|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|PD - Physical Disability|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|