Blatchington Mill School and Sixth Form College
- Blatchington Mill School and Sixth Form College
- Head: Mr Ashley Harrold
- T 01273 736244
- F 01273 739615
- E [email protected]…ighton-hove.sch.uk
- W www.blatchingtonmill.org.uk
- A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Brighton and Hove
- Pupils: 1557
- Religion: Does not apply
- Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
- Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 2
- 1 Short inspection 8th February 2017
- 2 Full inspection 31st January 2013
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.
- Previous Ofsted grade: Satisfactory on 3rd February 2010
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
This is not currently a GSG-reviewed school.
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Overall school performance (for comparison or review only)
Results by exam and subject
Special Education Needs
The Student Support Centre at BMS offers an opportunity for all pupils to achieve to their full potential. At present there are six teachers and nineteen teaching assistants (full and part-time) who work with pupils (and the teachers of...) who have SEN. The main thrust of the SSC is supporting pupils in mainstream lessons. However, there is the flexibility to cope with pupils individual needs through small group or 1-1 work. We have the experience and knowledge of working with the diverse nature of SEN, as well as excellent working relationships with outside agencies within the local authority - autistic spectrum disorder, speech and language, specific learning difficulties, sensory and physical needs. We liaise regularly with parents and are always available to discuss any concerns (given appropriate notice!)
Interpreting catchment maps
The maps show in colour where the pupils at a school came from*. Red = most pupils to Blue = fewest.
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.
For help and explanation of our catchment maps see: Catchment maps explained
If there are more applicants to a school than it has places for, who gets in is determined by which applicants best fulfil the admissions criteria.
Admissions criteria are often complicated, and may change from year to year. The best source of information is usually the relevant local authority website, but once you have set your sights on a school it is a good idea to ask them how they see things panning out for the year that you are interested in.
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
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