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Birchwood High School
Parsonage Lane, Bishop's Stortford CM23 5BD
Birchwood High School is a non-selective academy. It has 148 staff (about 127 FTEs), including 88 teachers (about 80 FTEs).
Particular strengths include Staff development and Pupil:teacher ratio. Relative weaknesses include Assistant:teacher ratio, Qualified teachers and Unfilled vacancies.
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Staff development: Excellent. Reported staff development spend is £1141 per teacher per year, which is very high compared to other schools.
Pupil:teacher ratio: About average. The number of pupils per teacher is about 15.9, which is roughly average compared to other schools.
Unfilled vacancies: Below average. The proportion of unfilled or temporarily filled teaching positions is 1.5%, which is quite high compared to other schools.
Qualified teachers: Below average. The proportion of qualified teachers is about 94%, which is quite low compared to other schools.
Assistant:teacher ratio: Poor. The number of assistants per teacher is about 0.1, which is very low compared to other schools.
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