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  • Katharine Lady Berkeley's School
    Kingswood Road
    GL12 8RB
  • Head: Hannah Khan
  • T 01453 842227
  • F 01453 845480
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Gloucestershire
  • Pupils: 1,528; sixth formers: 280
  • Religion: None
  • Open days: September and November
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Outstanding 2
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 2
    • 1 Short inspection 17th May 2023
    • 2 Full inspection 9th May 2017

    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 3rd October 2012
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

‘Just fantastic: can’t fault it – the school or its teachers,’ is the verdict of the parents we spoke to. Although totally non-selective, the principle is one of grouping by ability ‘with a reasonable degree of refinement – another advantage of a large school. Particularly good for maths, says school. This is a sporty place – make no mistake – with an extensive fixture list against the many state and independent schools in the area. Minority sports such as table tennis and badminton also appear to nail the competition locally, but it is heartening to see that the less sportingly inclined are also encouraged...

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What the school says...

Converted to an academy 2011.

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What The Good Schools Guide says

Head teacher

Since January 2022, Hannah Khan. She has been deputy head and head of sixth form since 2010 and teaches A level physics.


Around 250 arrive into year 7 from local and not-so-local primary schools and a handful from independent prep schools, which recommend KLB. School's reputation goes before it, and it is oversubscribed. At sixth form, a minimum of 50 places are offered to external candidates, who must meet the same entry criteria as those staying on after GCSEs: three passes at grade 5 and two at grade 4; grade 4 in English also required. Certain subjects eg languages and maths demand higher GCSE grades to access A level courses.

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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

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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