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Barnwell School
Barnwell, Stevenage SG2 9SW
Barnwell School is a non-selective secondary school maintained by the local authority (Hertfordshire). It has about 1,150 boys and girls aged between 11 and 18. In November 2021 the school was rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted.
Particular strengths include Admissions and Representation. Relative weaknesses include Sixth form and Attainment.
The school's overall score (out of 100) is given below. Coloured segments show the contributions of each indicator, explained in more detail below. Hover over the segments for details. Personalise the score by clicking on the button to set your own priorities.
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Admissions: Excellent. The occupancy rate is very low and the offer rate is very high. There is no compulsory entrance exam.
Representation: In balance. The socio-economic mix and ethnic representation are both slightly out of balance with the local community. Show details
Environment: About average. Air pollution and traffic accidents are quite low, while crime is quite high.
Finances: Below average. However, the school budget has been roughly in balance
Attendance: Below average. Pupil absence rates and the incidence of persistent absence are both quite high.
Disadvantaged pupils: Below average. Progress up to age 16 is below average. Destinations at 16 are below average. Progress at 16-18 is poor. Destinations at 18 (allowing for attainment) are about average.
Attainment: Below average. Attainment at the ages of 16 and 18 are both below average. (This doesn't take into account pupils' prior performance. For that, see Progress.)
Progress: Poor. Progress up to the ages of 16 and 18 are both poor. (This takes into account pupils' prior performance. For information about actual grades, see Attainment.)
Destinations: Poor. The proportion of students going on to education or training at 16 is quite low, while at 18 (allowing for attainment) it is very low. Show details
Sixth form: Poor. Attainment is below average, progress is poor and destinations at 18 (allowing for attainment) are poor.

Schools often provide or emphasise different subjects, especially in fields such as languages and the arts. The charts below show the relative popularities of exam subjects commonly sat at this school.
Popular GCSE subjects
Proportions of pupils entering in 2022
Popular A-level subjects
Proportions of pupils entering in 2019
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