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Sarum Academy
Westwood Road, Salisbury SP2 9HS
Sarum Academy is a non-selective, Church of England academy. It has about 690 boys and girls aged between 11 and 18. In February 2023 the school was rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted.
This school is a member of Magna Learning Partnership. (Other schools in this trust include Wyvern St Edmund's and The Trafalgar School at Downton.)
Particular strengths include Finances, Admissions and Environment. Relative weaknesses include Sixth form and Disadvantaged pupils.
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Finances: Excellent. The school budget has been in surplus
Admissions: Excellent. The occupancy rate is very low and the offer rate is roughly average. There is no compulsory entrance exam.
Environment: Above average. Air pollution and traffic accidents are very low, while crime is quite high.
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
Attendance: Poor. Pupil absence rates and the incidence of persistent absence are both very high.
Progress: Poor. Up to age 16 it is below average, while at ages 16-18 it is poor. (This takes into account pupils' prior performance. For information about actual grades, see Attainment.)
Disadvantaged pupils: Poor. Progress up to age 16 is below average. Destinations at 16 are poor. Destinations at 18 (allowing for attainment) are poor.
Attainment: Poor. (This doesn't take into account pupils' prior performance. For that, see Progress.)
Destinations: Poor. The proportions of students going on to education, training or work at the ages of 16 and 18 are both very low. Show details
Sixth form: Poor. Progress is poor. Destinations at 18 are poor.

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 2023
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Proportions of pupils entering in 2023
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