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The Costello School
Crossborough Hill, London Road, Basingstoke RG21 4AL
The Costello School is a non-selective academy. It has about 1,190 boys and girls aged between 11 and 16. In November 2021 the school was rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted.
This school is a member of Bohunt Education Trust. (Other schools in this trust include Bohunt School Wokingham, Bohunt School, The Petersfield School, Priory School and Bohunt Horsham.)
Particular strengths include Destinations, Representation, Attendance and Attainment. Relative weaknesses include Admissions and Progress.
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Destinations: Excellent. The proportion of students going on to education or training at 16 is very high. Show details
Representation: In balance. The socio-economic mix and ethnic representation are both in balance with the local community. Show details
Attendance: Above average. Pupil absence rates and the incidence of persistent absence are both quite low.
Attainment: About average. (This doesn't take into account pupils' prior performance. For that, see Progress.)
Disadvantaged pupils: About average. Progress up to age 16 is poor. Destinations at 16 are excellent. There is no information for students aged 16-18.
Finances: About average. The school budget has been roughly in balance
Environment: About average. Air pollution and traffic accidents are quite low, while crime is very high.
Progress: Below average. (This takes into account pupils' prior performance. For information about actual grades, see Attainment.)
Admissions: Poor. The occupancy rate is very high. There is no compulsory entrance exam.
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.
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Proportions of pupils entering in 2023
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