Find your perfect school in Bristol: School catchment heatmaps and profiles

Our new school profiles and catchment heatmaps will give you incredible detail on each schools performance as well as heatmaps on where admission to the school will be most likely. Once you've found your perfect school you can use our search features to find your dream home within that admission area.


Heatmaps

Our heatmaps are based on official admission data taken from the school census and will give you an amazing visual tool into the areas where admissions are most likely.



Tapping on the school will bring up a heatmap, clearly highlighting the areas, as well as the school's Ofsted ranking. You can then search for properties that fit your requirements making it easier than ever to find your dream home within your perfect schools' admission area.



Profiles

To help you pinpoint exactly which schools you want your children to go to we've created school profiles. These give you a spectacularly detailed insight into both the academic and general performance of primary and secondary schools.


At a tap of a button, you can see the academic performance of each school, such as exam results and if pupils are achieving expected or high standards in reading, writing, and mathematics. You can also see other valuable information such as the pupil teach ratio, happiness rating, and absences.


To access the profiles tap on the icon of the mortarboard hat or school name and the bottom of the screen. All our data comes from Ofsted and the Department of Education. Not every school will have all the information and it depends on what data our official sources have.


Below is a guide to all the information you will see within the app.


General School Information

Pupil Count

The number of pupils at the school.


Gender

Mixed, all girls, all boys.


Age Group

Which ages attend the school.


School Guide Rating

The rating gives a clear and easily understood summary of how well each school has performed in the previous year based on key statistics. The School Guide rating is based on official data and is 100% objective. Data points used to calculate the School Guide star rating include key performance data and inspection ratings.


Ofsted Inspection

1 = Outstanding

2 = Good

3 = Requires improvement

4 = Inadequate



Happiness Rating

The percentage of parents who said they Strongly Agree and Agree (i.e. combined result) with the statement: 'My child is happy at this school.' Taken from Parent View, Ofsted's online questionnaire for parents and carers.


Pupil/Teacher ratio

The average number of pupils to teachers.


Absence

The percentage of pupils missing 10% or more of all available sessions. Each school has a minimum of 190 days or 380 sessions (mornings and afternoons are counted as separate sessions) in which children of compulsory school age (5-15) are expected to attend. Missing 10% or more equals missing at least 38 sessions or 19 days.


Pupils first language is not English

The percentage of pupils whose first language isn't English.


Pupils with SEN support

The percentage of pupils at the school with special education needs.


Free school meals

Percentage of pupils eligible for free school meals.



Primary School

% pupils meeting the expected standard in reading, writing, and mathematics

Pupils are ‘meeting the expected standard’ (age 11) if they achieve a scaled score of 100 or more on their Key Stage 2 test paper for maths and reading and they are assessed as ‘working at expected standard’ in writing by their teacher.


% pupils achieving the higher standard in reading, writing, and mathematics

Pupils are ‘achieving at a higher standard’ (age 11) if their scaled score is 110 or more on their Key Stage 2 test paper for maths and reading and they are assessed as ‘working at a greater depth within the expected standard’ in writing by their teacher. This standard is only achieved by the top 5% of pupils in England so a 0% score is not usual.


Average scaled score

The score is an average for all pupils taking the Key Stage 2 tests in the school. The expected standard is a score of 100 or more. The higher standard is 110 or more.


Reading progress

This score shows how much progress pupils at this school made in reading between the end of Key Stage 1 (age 7) and Key Stage 2 (age 11) compared to other pupils across England who got similar results at age 7. A score above zero and an upwards arrow means pupils made more progress, on average, than similar pupils. A negative score and a downwards arrow does not mean no progress has been made, but rather less progress than similar pupils across England. The majority of schools have progress scores between -5 and +5.


Writing progress score

This score shows how much progress pupils at this school made in writing between the end of Key Stage 1 (age 7) and Key Stage 2 (age 11) compared to other pupils across England who got similar results at age 7. A score above zero and an upwards arrow means pupils made more progress, on average, than similar pupils. A negative score and a downwards arrow does not mean no progress has been made, but rather less progress than similar pupils across England. The majority of schools have progress scores between -5 and +5.


Maths progress score

This score shows how much progress pupils at this school made in maths between the end of Key Stage 1 (age 7) and Key Stage 2 (age 11) compared to other pupils across England who got similar results at age 7. A score above zero and an upwards arrow means pupils made more progress, on average, than similar pupils. A negative score and a downwards arrow does not mean no progress has been made, but rather less progress than similar pupil across England. The majority of schools have progress scores between -5 and +5.




Secondary School

GCSE Grade 5 (strong pass) or above in both English and maths

The percentage of pupils gaining both English and maths GCSEs at Grade 5 (strong pass) or higher.


5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths

Percentage of pupils gaining 5+ GCSEs from grades 4-9 including English and maths.


Attainment 8 score Results in 8 core

This is the average Attainment 8 score per pupil. This score is based on how well pupils have performed in 8 core subjects including English, maths, 3 qualifications out of sciences, geography, computer sciences, and history, and 3 additional approved academic or vocational qualifications including languages. Each pupil is given a mark per GSCE from 1 (lowest: GSCE \"G\" or Grade 1 for English and maths) to 9 (highest GSCE A* or Grade 9 for English and maths).


Progress 8 score SATs to GCSE

This measure tells us how much progress pupils made between the end of primary school (Key Stage 2) and the end of Key Stage 4 (GCSE) compared to other pupils across England who got similar results at age 11. A score above zero means pupils made more progress, on average, than similar pupils. A minus score does not mean that no progress has been made, but rather pupils at this school made less progress than similar pupils across England with the same starting point. The score is based on results in up to 8 approved qualifications.



3 A levels at AAB or higher inc. two facilitating subjects

What percentage of pupils gain three strong A levels (with results AAB) which parents find useful when judging a school's sixth form provision.

Facilitating subjects are the ones commonly needed for entry to leading universities. These are: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, FurtherMathematics, Geography, History, English Literature, and Classical or Modern Languages.


A level average point score

Total point score achieved by students in all academic qualifications (including A level, AS, International Baccalaureate, and Pre-U) divided by those students’ total number of academic entries. An A* is worth 60, A 50, B 40, C 30, D 20, and E 10.


Average A level result

The average grade at A level, converted from the average point score per academic entry.


A level progress score GCSE to A level

This academic value added score shows how much progress pupils made between the end of Key Stage 4 (GCSE) and Key Stage 5 (A level) compared to other pupils across England who got similar results at GCSE. As -0.02 is the national average, a score above this means pupils made more progress, on average, than similar pupils. A negative score does not mean that no progress has been made, but rather less progress than similar pupils across England. The majority of schools have progress scores between -2 and +2.


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