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  • Hanley Castle High School
    Church End
    Hanley Castle
    Worcester
    Worcestershire
    WR8 0BL
  • Head: Lindsey Cooke
  • T 01684 593241
  • F 01684 593910
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.hanleycastle.worcs.sch.uk
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Worcestershire
  • Pupils: 1022
  • Religion: None
  • Ofsted:
    • 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 14th June 2017
    • 2 Full inspection 3rd May 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: Good on 5th February 2009
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What the school says...

Converted to an academy 2011.

What the parents say...

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Excellent performance by Boys taking History at an English Comprehensive School (GCE A level)
  • Excellent performance by Girls taking Business Studies at an English Comprehensive School (BTEC Certificate Level 3)
  • Best performance by Girls taking Fashion / Textiles Design at an English Comprehensive School (BTEC Certificate Level 3)
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.

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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:

regularly
most years
quite often
infrequently
sometimes, but not in this year


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