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The Portsmouth Academy
St Mary's Road, Portsmouth PO1 5PF
The Portsmouth Academy is a non-selective academy. It has about 970 boys and girls aged between 11 and 16. In April 2017 the school was rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted.
Particular strengths include Finances, Progress, Admissions and Attainment. Relative weaknesses include Environment and Attendance.
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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Finances: Excellent. The school budget has been in surplus
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 quite high. There is no compulsory entrance exam.
Attainment: About average. (This doesn't take into account pupils' prior performance. For that, see Progress.)
Disadvantaged pupils: Below average. Progress up to age 16 is above average. Destinations at 16 are below 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.
Destinations: Poor. The proportion of students going on to education or training at 16 is quite low. Show details
Representation: Out of balance. The socio-economic mix is out of balance with the local community, while ethnic representation is slightly out of balance with the local community. Show details
Environment: Poor. Air pollution, traffic accidents and crime are all very high.
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 2019
No A-level data
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