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Beacon Academy
North Beeches Road, Crowborough TN6 2AS
Beacon Academy is a non-selective academy. It has about 1,450 boys and girls aged between 11 and 18. In March 2017 the school was rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted.
Particular strengths include Environment, Attainment, Progress and Representation. Relative weaknesses include Sixth form, Attendance and Destinations.
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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Environment: Excellent. Air pollution and traffic accidents are quite low, while crime is very low.
Attainment: Excellent. Attainment at the ages of 16 and 18 are both excellent. (This doesn't take into account pupils' prior performance. For that, see Progress.)
Progress: Excellent. Up to age 16 it is excellent, while at ages 16-18 it is above average. (This takes into account pupils' prior performance. For information about actual grades, see Attainment.)
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
Finances: Excellent. The school budget has been roughly in balance
Admissions: About average. The occupancy rate is roughly average and the offer rate is quite low. There is no compulsory entrance exam.
Disadvantaged pupils: About average. Progress up to age 16 is excellent. Destinations at 16 are about average. Progress at 16-18 is excellent. Destinations at 18 (allowing for attainment) are about average.
Destinations: Below average. The proportion of students going on to education or training at 16 is roughly average, while at 18 (allowing for attainment) it is very low. Show details
Attendance: Poor. Pupil absence rates and the incidence of persistent absence are both very high.
Sixth form: Poor. Attainment is excellent, progress is above average 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 2019
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Proportions of pupils entering in 2019
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