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Discovery Academy
Discovery Drive, Bentilee, Stoke-on-Trent ST2 0GA
Discovery Academy is a non-selective academy. It has about 1,390 boys and girls aged between 11 and 16. In April 2024 the school was rated ‘Requires Improvement’ by Ofsted.
This school is a member of Alpha Academies Trust. (The Excel Academy is also a member.)
Particular strengths include Admissions. Relative weaknesses include Destinations and Attainment.
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Admissions: About average. The occupancy rate is quite low and the offer rate is roughly average. There is no compulsory entrance exam.
Environment: Below average. Air pollution and traffic accidents are quite low, while crime is very high.
Finances: Below average. However, the school budget has been roughly in balance
Disadvantaged pupils: Poor. Progress up to age 16 is about average. Destinations at 16 are poor. There is no information for students aged 16-18.
Progress: Poor. (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.)
Representation: Out of balance. The socio-economic mix and ethnic representation are both out of balance with the local community. Show details
Attendance: Poor. Pupil absence rates and the incidence of persistent absence are both very high.
Destinations: Poor. The proportion of students going on to education or training at 16 is very low. Show details
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 2023
No A-level data
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