Birchensale Middle School

Primary & Secondary
Bridley Moor Road
Redditch
Worcestershire
B97 6HT

Head:  Mr Tim Jones


Pupils: 519

Gender: Mixed

Ages: 9 to 13

Type: Community school

Boarding: No

Religion: Does not apply

School Description by Ofsted

Information about this school
The school is smaller than the average-sized middle deemed secondary school.

The majority of the pupils are from a White British background but the proportion of pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds is above average. These pupils speak 15 different languages between them.

The proportion of pupils eligible for the pupil premium is above average. This is additional money allocated by the government for specific groups of pupils, including those looked after by the local authority and those known to be eligible for free school meals.

The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is average. The proportion of pupils supported through school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is above average.

The school does not use any off-site, alternative provision for any of its pupils.

The school runs a breakfast club.

The school has received many awards, including the: Sainsbury's School Games Kite mark Silver; Eco- Schools Green Flag, Arts Mark Gold; Effective Practice Award; Healthy Schools Award; Leading Parent Partnership Award and Leading Aspect Award for recognising and sharing good practice in education.

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

The proportion of pupils who join or leave the school throughout Key Stage 2 and 3, other than at the usual times, is high.

Progress 8 Score - Reading

0.9
NATIONAL AVERAGE
Confidence interval is -0.1 to 1.9

Progress 8 Score - Writing

0
NATIONAL AVERAGE
Confidence interval is -1 to 1

Progress 8 Score -
Maths

-0.9
NATIONAL AVERAGE
Confidence interval is -1.8 to 0

SATS

71%
ABOVE NATIONAL AVERAGE (64%)

Percentage of pupils reaching the expected standard in reading, writing and maths

SATS HIGH SCORE

3%
BELOW NATIONAL AVERAGE (10%)

Percentage of pupils achieving a high score in reading and maths and working at greater depth in writing

% Pupils first language not English

26.8

Percentage of pupils with English not as first language (EAL)

% Pupils eligible for FSM

35.6

Percentage of pupils eligible for Free School Meals at any time during the past 6 years


Average Salary

£39,144

Pupil Teacher Ratio

18.1

Number of Teachers

26

Full-time Equiv Teachers

24.2

Teaching Assistants

23

Teaching Assistants Equiv

15.1

No Vacancies.

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