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North Cestrian School
Dunham Road, Altrincham WA14 4AJ
North Cestrian School is a non-selective free school. It has about 720 boys and girls aged between 11 and 16. In March 2019 the school was rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted.
This school is a member of The Hamblin Education Trust. (Altrincham Grammar School for Boys is also a member.)
Particular strengths include Representation, Attainment, Attendance and Progress. Relative weaknesses include Finances, Disadvantaged pupils and Environment.
The school's overall score (out of 100) is given below. Coloured segments show the contributions of each indicator, explained in more detail below. Hover over the segments for details. Personalise the score by clicking on the button to set your own priorities.
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3.2Saint Paul's Catholic High School
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Representation: In 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
Attainment: Above average. (This doesn't take into account pupils' prior performance. For that, see Progress.)
Attendance: Above average. Pupil absence rates and the incidence of persistent absence are both quite low.
Progress: Above average. (This takes into account pupils' prior performance. For information about actual grades, see Attainment.)
Admissions: About average. The occupancy rate is roughly average and the offer rate is very high. There is no compulsory entrance exam.
Destinations: About average. The proportion of students going on to education or training at 16 is roughly average. Show details
Environment: Below average. Air pollution and traffic accidents are roughly average, while crime is quite high.
Disadvantaged pupils: Below average. Progress up to age 16 is about average. Destinations at 16 are poor. There is no information for students aged 16-18.
Finances: Poor. However, the school budget has been roughly in balance
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
No A-level data
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