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  • The Belvedere Academy
    17 Belvedere Road
    Princes Park
    Liverpool
    L8 3TF
  • Head: Mr Peter Kennedy
  • T 01517 271284
  • F 01517 270602
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.belvedereacademy.net
  • A state school for girls aged from 11 to 19.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Liverpool
  • Pupils: 906; sixth formers: 260
  • 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

Principal

Since 2006 (one year before the school changed from a selective independent GDST school to a state-funded academy), Peter Kennedy BEd Dip Man Ed (50s). Attended Manchester Polytechnic. Head of English and sixth form in a Knowsley comprehensive, deputy head of two other comprehensives in Knowsley, head Ellen Wilkinson High School in Manchester, head of Chorlton High School, Manchester. Married, three grown-up children; outside interests include music, sport, travel.

Approachable, affable, humorous; wants to keep the original school's ethos of hard work and high standard of behaviour, attendance and academic results and adapt it to meet the challenges of a mixed ability cohort from all social strata; enjoys seeing the way the girls gain in confidence and blossom in a secure environment with high expectations. Popular with girls ('I love him!';...

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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.

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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.

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