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Blessed Thomas Holford Catholic College
Urban Road, Altrincham WA15 8HT
Blessed Thomas Holford Catholic College is a non-selective, Roman Catholic secondary school maintained by the local authority (Trafford). It has about 1,560 boys and girls aged between 11 and 19. In June 2013 the school was rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted.
Particular strengths include Sixth form, Destinations, Attendance and Finances. Relative weaknesses include Admissions, Environment, Representation and Disadvantaged pupils.
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Sixth form: Excellent. Attainment, progress and destinations are all excellent.
Destinations: Excellent. The proportion of students going on to education or training at 16 is quite high, while at 18 (allowing for attainment) it is very high. Show details
Attendance: Excellent. Pupil absence rates and the incidence of persistent absence are both very low.
Finances: Above average. The school budget has been roughly in balance
Attainment: Above average. Up to age 16 it is above average, while at ages 16-18 it is excellent. (This doesn't take into account pupils' prior performance. For that, see Progress.)
Progress: Above average. Up to age 16 it is above average, while at ages 16-18 it is excellent. (This takes into account pupils' prior performance. For information about actual grades, see Attainment.)
Disadvantaged pupils: Below average. Progress up to age 16 is above average. Destinations at 16 are poor. Progress at 16-18 is excellent. Destinations at 18 (allowing for attainment) are below average.
Representation: Slightly out of 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: Below average. Air pollution, traffic accidents and crime are all quite high.
Admissions: Poor. The occupancy rate is very high and the offer rate is quite low. There is no compulsory entrance exam.

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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