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The Forest Academy
Thornton Road, Kendray, Barnsley S70 3NG
The Forest Academy is an academy. It has about 350 boys and girls aged between 3 and 11. In February 2023 the school was rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted.
Particular strengths include Finances, Progress, Disadvantaged pupils and Representation. Relative weaknesses include Admissions.
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Finances: Excellent. The school budget has been in surplus
Progress: Excellent. Progress in maths, reading and writing are all excellent. (This takes into account pupils' prior performance. For actual grades, see Attainment.)
Disadvantaged pupils: Excellent. Progress in maths is excellent. Progress in reading is above average. Progress in writing is excellent.
Representation: In balance. The socio-economic mix is in balance with the local community, while ethnic representation is slightly out of balance with the local community. Show details
Attainment: About average. Maths attainment is above average, reading is below average and GPS (grammar, punctuation and spelling) is about average. (This doesn't take into account pupils' prior performance. For that, see Progress.)
Environment: About average. Air pollution and traffic accidents are very low, while crime is very high.
Attendance: About average. Pupil absence rates and the incidence of persistent absence are both roughly average.
Admissions: Poor. The occupancy rate is very high.
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