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  • The Fallibroome Academy
    Priory Lane
    Upton
    Macclesfield
    Cheshire
    SK10 4AF
  • Head: Francis Power
  • T 01625 827898
  • F 01625 820051
  • E [email protected]
  • W fallibroome.academy/
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Cheshire East
  • Pupils: 1,531; sixth formers: 336
  • Religion: None
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness 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 1st March 2013
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 30th November 2006
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

This large, wonderful school offers an educational smorgasbord which is as rich and as plentiful as you will find anywhere. The school facilities certainly help back up the teaching - there are nine science labs and every teaching room has e-learning facilities so the use of new technologies is embedded. One parent commented on her child’s ‘fantastic’ IT knowledge, saying the school was ‘always one step ahead’. The glossy What’s On programme is worthy of a West End theatre: spanning all types of concerts, theatrical offerings, including a…

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What the school says...

Converted to an academy 2010.

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CEO for the Trust

Since 2002, Peter Rubery BEd (MMU) MEd (Liverpool) MBA (Lincoln) FRSA, previously headmaster of Ercall Wood Technology College, Wellington; joined as headmaster, a role which evolved into principal and finally into the grandly titled executive principal and CEO of the multi-academy trust of which Fallibroome is part.

Although understated in his chat, it is clear Peter Rubery is one of life’s quiet innovators. Pseudo-corporate lingo about ‘continuous improvement’ might roll off his tongue (he did an MBA in international educational leadership), but there is nothing empty about his rhetoric; under his visionary leadership, the school has clocked up a number of trailblazing firsts. It was one of the first schools to convert to an academy; one of the first to become a college of performing arts, one...

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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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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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