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  • The Belvedere Academy
    17 Belvedere Road
    Princes Park
    L8 3TF
  • Head: Julie Taylor
  • T 01517 271284
  • F 01517 270602
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • A state school for girls aged from 11 to 19.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Liverpool
  • Pupils: 948; sixth formers: 278
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Outstanding 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 30th January 2015
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 27th May 2010
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Now 'the school everyone wants their daughter to go to in Liverpool'. It is perfectly acceptable to be clever and industrious; the girls don't feel unduly pressured but encouraged to do their best and aim high - 'They want us to do well – if we do our best, they are happy'. Very good pastoral care and tight on safeguarding. Bullying not seen as a problem by the girls we met - 'Everyone's friendly – you don't have bullies at Belvedere.' Only reservation is that…

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What the school says...

The Belvedere Academy is a non-denominational, non-fee paying, independent secondary girls school for approximately 800 students: including 250 students aged 16 to 19. In the future, boys may be admitted into the Sixth Form.

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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since September 2019, Julie Taylor.

Academic matters

Modern foreign languages and science specialisms; lots of tracking and monitoring. Teaching and learning judged outstanding by Ofsted; teachers seen as friendly, helpful: 'They're amazing – more like friends,' enthused a sixth former. 2019 A levels: 20 per cent A*-B, 23 per cent A*/A. Most take EPQ; general studies in both years. Wide choice includes business, media, drama and theatre studies, economics, government and politics, classical civilisation, psychology, sociology, music, sport and PE – plans to develop links with FE colleges as less academic girls come through rather than increase the number of vocational subjects and advise them accordingly.

2019 GCSE: 87 per cent got 9-4 in both English and maths. All do at least one MFL, can do three separate sciences, OCR and GCSE IT;...

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Further reading

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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.

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