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Orchard Park High (Croydon)
Orchard Way, Shirley, Croydon CR0 7NJ
Orchard Park High (Croydon) is a non-selective academy. It has about 670 boys and girls aged between 11 and 19. In September 2018 the school was rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted. The present school opened in 2015.
Particular strengths include Admissions, Finances, Sixth form and Destinations. Relative weaknesses include Attainment, Attendance and Disadvantaged pupils.
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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Admissions: Excellent. The occupancy rate is very low and the offer rate is very high. There is no compulsory entrance exam.
Finances: Excellent. The school budget has been in surplus
Sixth form: Above average. Attainment is poor, progress is below average and destinations at 18 (allowing for attainment) are above average.
Destinations: Above average. The proportion of students going on to education or training at 16 is roughly average, while at 18 (allowing for attainment) it is quite high. Show details
Environment: Above average. Air pollution and traffic accidents are roughly average, while crime is quite low.
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
Progress: About average. Up to age 16 it is about average, while at ages 16-18 it is below average. (This takes into account pupils' prior performance. For information about actual grades, see Attainment.)
Disadvantaged pupils: Below average. Progress up to age 16 is above average. Destinations at 16 are above average. Progress at 16-18 is about average. Destinations at 18 (allowing for attainment) are poor.
Attendance: Below average. Pupil absence rates and the incidence of persistent absence are both quite high.
Attainment: Poor. Up to age 16 it is below average, while at ages 16-18 it is poor. (This doesn't take into account pupils' prior performance. For that, see Progress.)

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 2019
Popular A-level subjects
Proportions of pupils entering in 2019

Provision for special educational needs
 Speech, language and communication
Source: Department for Education. For full, up-to-date details, always ask a representative of the school.
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