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The Castle School
Wellington Road, Taunton TA1 5AU
The Castle School is a non-selective academy. It has about 1,200 boys and girls aged between 11 and 19. In October 2023 the school was rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted.
This school is a member of Blackdown Education Partnership. (Other schools in this trust include Court Fields School, Holyrood Academy, Uffculme School and Axe Valley Academy.)
Particular strengths include Destinations, Attendance, Attainment and Environment. Relative weaknesses include Finances and Admissions.
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Destinations: Excellent. The proportion of students going on to education or training at 16 is very high. Show details
Attendance: Excellent. Pupil absence rates are quite low and the incidence of persistent absence is very low.
Attainment: Excellent. (This doesn't take into account pupils' prior performance. For that, see Progress.)
Environment: Above average. Air pollution and traffic accidents are roughly average, while crime is very low.
Disadvantaged pupils: Above average. Progress up to age 16 is about average. Destinations at 16 are above average. There is no information for students aged 16-18.
Progress: Above average. (This takes into account pupils' prior performance. For information about actual grades, see Attainment.)
Representation: Slightly out of balance. The socio-economic mix is slightly out of balance with the local community, while ethnic representation is in balance with the local community. Show details
Admissions: Below average. The occupancy rate is quite high. There is no compulsory entrance exam.
Finances: Poor. However, the school budget has been roughly in balance
Sixth form: There is no sixth form information for this school.

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Proportions of pupils entering in 2023
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