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Mounts Bay Academy
Boscathnoe Lane, Heamoor, Penzance TR18 3JT
Mounts Bay Academy is a non-selective academy. It has about 1,000 boys and girls aged between 11 and 16. In December 2021 the school was rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted.
This school is a member of Leading Edge Academies Partnership. (Other schools in this trust include The Five Islands Academy and Fowey River Academy.)
Particular strengths include Representation, Destinations, Finances and Attainment. Relative weaknesses include Progress and Admissions.
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Representation: In 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
Destinations: Excellent. The proportion of students going on to education or training at 16 is quite high. Show details
Finances: Above average. The school budget has been in surplus
Attainment: About average. (This doesn't take into account pupils' prior performance. For that, see Progress.)
Environment: Below average. Air pollution and traffic accidents are very high, while crime is very low.
Admissions: Below average. The occupancy rate is quite high and the offer rate is quite low. There is no compulsory entrance exam.
Disadvantaged pupils: Below average. Progress up to age 16 is below average. Destinations at 16 are about average. There is no information for students aged 16-18.
Attendance: Below average. Pupil absence rates and the incidence of persistent absence are both quite high.
Progress: Below average. (This takes into account pupils' prior performance. For information about actual grades, see Attainment.)
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 2022
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