The Swanage School
- The Swanage School
- Head: Mr Tristram Hobson
- T 01929 500599
- E [email protected]
- W www.theswanageschool.co.uk
- A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 16.
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Dorset
- Pupils: 307
- Religion: None
- 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 13th March 2018
- 2 Full inspection 21st May 2015
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.
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
What the school says...
The vision for The Swanage School is a simple one: to be an inclusive, student-centred, academically rigorous school where relationships are at the heart of the school and the school is at the heart of the community; a school in which every child is known and valued and where learning is fun; a school that prepares its students for the wider world, and that alumni will be proud of.
We are in the truly enviable position of being able to create a brand new school, with inspirational teachers who share our vision and values and to do this in a purpose-built, multi-million-pound building complete with extensive facilities where children, teachers, parents and members of the local community work and learn together.
This is indeed a dream opportunity for every student, parent, teacher and headteacher. I invite you to join us in making the vision for The Swanage School a reality.
With warm wishes
Headteacher ...Read more
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Interpreting catchment maps
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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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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:
sometimes, but not in this year