Powered by SchoolDash
The Birley Academy
Birley Lane, Sheffield S12 3BP
The Birley Academy is a non-selective academy. It has about 1,080 boys and girls aged between 11 and 16. In January 2020 the school was rated ‘Requires Improvement’ by Ofsted. The present school opened in 2017.
This school is a member of LEAD Academy Trust. (Other schools in this trust include Da Vinci Academy and Noel-Baker Academy.)
Particular strengths include Finances, Representation, Environment and Admissions. Relative weaknesses include Disadvantaged pupils 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.
Choose what matters most to you with the menus below. By default, all indicators are set to ‘Relevant’ and are weighted equally in calculating overall scores for each school. Choose ‘Important’ for higher priorities and ‘Unimportant’ or ‘Ignore’ for lower priorities.

Other schools nearby

Overall scores for nearby schools are shown. Hover over the circles to see school names; click on them to go the corresponding school pages. Use the button on the left to personalise these scores based on your own priorities.
Distance
(miles)
Score Name
1.3Outwood Academy City
1.9Sheffield Springs Academy
2.2Handsworth Grange Community Sports College
2.4Westfield School
2.4Eckington School
2.5Sheffield Park Academy
2.6Newfield Secondary School
3.2Meadowhead School Academy Trust
3.4All Saints' Catholic High School
3.6Aston Academy
3.8UTC Sheffield City Centre
3.9Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School
Overall scores for nearby schools are shown. Click on school names to go their corresponding pages. Use the button on the left to personalise these scores based on your own priorities.

Finances: Excellent. The school budget has been roughly in balance
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
Environment: About average. Air pollution and traffic accidents are quite low, while crime is roughly average.
Admissions: About average. The occupancy rate is roughly average and the offer rate is quite high. There is no compulsory entrance exam.
Progress: Below average. (This takes into account pupils' prior performance. For information about actual grades, see Attainment.)
Attainment: Poor. (This doesn't take into account pupils' prior performance. For that, see Progress.)
Attendance: Poor. Pupil absence rates are very high and the incidence of persistent absence is quite high.
Destinations: Poor. The proportion of students going on to education or training at 16 is very low. Show details
Disadvantaged pupils: Poor. Progress up to age 16 is poor. Destinations at 16 are poor. There is no information for students aged 16-18.
Sixth form: There is no sixth form at this school.

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
No A-level data

Provision for special educational needs
 Autistic spectrum disorder
Source: Department for Education. For full, up-to-date details, always ask a representative of the school.
Copyright © 2021 | Last updated 22/11/2021