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Saint Ambrose College
Hale Road, Hale Barns, Altrincham WA15 0HE
Saint Ambrose College is a selective, Roman Catholic academy. It has about 1,070 boys aged between 11 and 18. In February 2020 the school was rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted.
Particular strengths include Disadvantaged pupils, Attainment, Attendance and Destinations. Relative weaknesses include Admissions and Representation.
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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Disadvantaged pupils: Excellent. Progress up to age 16 is excellent. Destinations at 16 are excellent. Progress at 16-18 is about average.
Attainment: Excellent. Attainment at the ages of 16 and 18 are both excellent. (This doesn't take into account pupils' prior performance. For that, see Progress.)
Attendance: Excellent. Pupil absence rates and the incidence of persistent absence are both very low.
Destinations: Excellent. The proportion of students going on to education or training at 16 is very high, while at 18 (allowing for attainment) it is quite high. Show details
Progress: Excellent. Up to age 16 it is excellent, while at ages 16-18 it is about average. (This takes into account pupils' prior performance. For information about actual grades, see Attainment.)
Environment: Excellent. Air pollution and traffic accidents are very low, while crime is quite low.
Sixth form: Above average. Attainment is excellent, progress is about average and destinations at 18 (allowing for attainment) are above average.
Finances: About average. The school budget has been roughly in balance
Representation: Slightly out of balance. The socio-economic mix is out of balance with the local community, while ethnic representation is in balance with the local community. Show details
Admissions: Below average. The occupancy rate is quite high and the offer rate is very low. There is an entrance exam.

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
Popular A-level subjects
Proportions of pupils entering in 2019
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