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Founded in 1855 by Canon James Slade for 'classical and moral instruction in conformity with the principles of the Church of England'. A life-size oil still oversees the hall and the annual Founder's Day service commemorating his death is much loved by all. Ambitious gifted and talented programme. Target setting through all years – 'You've got to be prepared to work hard here,' say pupils, 'but they don't leave anyone behind; everyone's encouraged to do their best'. Drama and dance studios with full length mirrored walls, state-of-the-art sound recording studio with full time technician...

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Acting head teacher

Since October 2019, Karen Sudworth. Has worked in education for over 30 years, the last 14 in senior leadership. She is a practising Christian and is an active member of Christ Church, Walmsley.


Not for those ambivalent about the Christian faith. Children from committed Christian families with a lengthy proven track record of regular church attendance stand the best chance of bagging one of the heavily oversubscribed places. Points given for church attendance as verified by an ordained minister and places offered to the 270 applicants with highest scores through LA co-ordinated system which matches offers with children's given choices. Entrance to sixth form is based on GCSE performance and not on faith criteria. Over 50 per cent of pupils stay on to sixth form taking 90 per cent of places. The rest...

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Please note: Independent schools frequently offer IGCSEs or other qualifications alongside or as an alternative to GCSE. The DfE does not record performance data for these exams so independent school GCSE data is frequently misleading; parents should check the results with the schools.

Who came from where

Who goes where

Special Education Needs

We believe that every child is uniquely a creation of God and as such should be cared for as that unique and special person. We acknowledge that any pupil may have special educational needs at some point during their schooling. We aim to provide both short and long term support. We have set up a number of strategies for our pupil's benefit in order to allow full access to the National Curriculum and allow them to reach their full potential academically, emotionally and socially. Our provision includes: Social Group, Nuture Group, Modified Homework Planners, Alpha Smarts, Tranisition Package,Small Group Work, One to One, Focus and outside agencies. We have a caring, flexible approach to all our pupils and try to meet the specific needs of each child.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
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

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

Further reading

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:

most years
quite often
sometimes, but not in this year

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