Beccles Free School
- Beccles Free School
- Head: Mr David Lees
- T 01502 718850
- E [email protected]
- W www.becclesfreeschool.org.uk
- A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 16.
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Suffolk
- Pupils: 295
- Religion: None
- Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
- Outcomes for children and learners Good 2
- Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 2
- Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 2
- 1 Short inspection 9th May 2018
- 2 Full inspection 22nd May 2014
Short inspection reports only give an overall grade; you have to read the report itself to gauge whether the detailed grading from the earlier full inspection still stands.
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
What the school says...
Beccles is the highest performing school in the Beccles and Bungay area with a Progress 8 score that demonstrates that we are absolutely dedicated to the development of high academic achievement along with a student-centered approach to learning.
We believe that our young people are capable of truly fantastic things and we expect them to strive to achieve their very best whilst studying with us. Working with parents, carers and the local community, we look to provide a range of opportunities for our students to enjoy their learning and excel. Our students tell us that they value the way lessons are delivered at Beccles and the strong relationships that exist in school between students and staff. This is only possible because of our small size.
We offer a traditional curriculum that enables our students to flourish academically and lay the foundations for their successful progression into post-16 learning. Our strong pastoral support system and wide range of enrichment activities help our students to develop and contribute positively to the local community. As an inclusive school we celebrate the successes of all our students together as a community and we have aspirations that everyone will make progress over and above the national average. ...Read more
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Results by exam and subject
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Where the map is not coloured we have no record in the previous three years of any pupils being admitted from that location based on the options chosen.
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Many schools admit children based on distance from the school or a fixed catchment area. For such schools, the cut-off distance will vary from year to year, especially if the school give priority to siblings, and the pattern will be of a central core with outliers (who will mostly be siblings). Schools that admit on the basis of academic or religious selection will have a much more scattered pattern.
*The coloured areas outlined in black are Census Output Areas. These are made up of a group of neighbouring postcodes, which accounts for their odd shapes. These provide an indication, but not a precise map, of the school’s catchment: always refer to local authority and school websites for precise information.
The 'hotter' the colour the more children have been admitted.
Children get into the school from here:
sometimes, but not in this year