Brymore Academy

Secondary Post 16
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Head:  Mark Thomas

Pupils: 262

Gender: Boys

Ages: 11 to 17

Type: Academy sponsor led

Boarding: Yes

Religion: Non-denom

School Description by Ofsted

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Brymore Academy is a state-funded boys' school with boarding provision available. It is much smaller than most secondary schools. It is situated on a large rural site, which includes extensive gardens for horticulture, as well as its own farm. About two thirds of students are boarders, although day students are also expected to undertake a week of boarding per term. The boarding provision is subject to a separate inspection and is not covered in this report. The school has on its roll a very small number of students (all of whom are boarders) who are over 16 years of age. These students follow a variety of courses at Bridgwater College. The achievement and the quality of teaching experienced by these students are not reported. Until the current academic year, students typically joined the school at the start of Year 9. From September 2014, the school began to admit students in Year 7 also. This has led to a marked increase in the total number on the school roll, with the figure projected to rise still further from September 2015. The proportion of disabled students and those who have special educational needs in the school as a whole is well above the national average. The proportion of disadvantaged students for whom the school receives the pupil premium is below average. This is additional government funding for those students known to be eligible for free school meals and those who are looked after.

Almost all students are of White British heritage. A very small number of students in Year 11 follow a Level 1 engineering course at Bridgwater College for part of their education. The achievement of these students is not reported in detail.

The school meets the government's current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for students' attainment and progress.

The school receives some support from a national leader of education (NLE) who is headteacher of Lillian Bayliss School in London. This is mainly related to improving the quality of teaching in specific subjects.

The school became a sponsored academy as part of the Bridgwater Academy Trust in September 2013.

Progress 8 Score

Confidence interval is -0.34 to 0.4

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Progress 8 Score BOYS

Confidence interval is -0.34 to 0.4

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