Schools Guide
School name
Brownhills School
Local authority
Walsall
Rating
Overall 44.6/100
Rank 2,353/3,088
Attainment
Progress
Attendance
Outcomes

We've analysed all the local government data to bring you the rundown on your local secondary schools.

Here Brownhills School, Deakin Avenue, Brownhills, Walsall, WS8 7QG, is put into focus to show its scores in relation to other schools in the area.

You can also see how it compares against other schools across England.

Data is available on pupils attainment, average grades, the quality of the teaching and when the school was last inspected.

The teacher to pupil ratio is also a good indication of the focus your child will get. Plus we can show how many full-time teachers there are at the school.

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School details

Information School
Name Brownhills School
Previous Name
Local Authority Walsall
Address Deakin Avenue, Brownhills, Walsall, WS8 7QG
Telephone number 0154 3452886
Website School Website
Open date
Status

The open date and status above indicates when Brownhills School opened or when it changed to its most recent incarnation, with a number of schools converting to academies in recent years. Where schools have changed type recently, data for previous years covering their previous incarnation is included below as well.

What type of school is Brownhills School and what are the admission criteria?

Information School Details
Type Foundation school
Age Range 11 to 18
Gender Mixed
Religion None
Admission Policy Non-selective

How many children have been on the school roll in recent years?

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Pupil characteristics - what percentage of pupils are in different groups and how does this compare to the national average?

Pupil characteristics

Pupils Pupils - School Pupils - National
% English not as first language 1.7 15.7
% Free School Meals 27.5 14.6
% SEN Statement / EHC 2.1 3.9
% SEN 18.3 10.8

How do we rate this school?

Rating 2017 Rating
Overall Stars 2
Overall Score 44.6
England Rank (out of 3,088) 2353
Local Rank 13
Missing Data? No
Data missing (out of 54) 0

Our unique rating system takes into account a range of different indicators to evaluate a school's performance. The system tracks achievement, attendance, teaching, how well the school is preparing pupils for the future and whether it is improving.

Data may be missing for some indicators because it has not been published. This may be because the school is new or because it is very small so data has been suppressed to avoid identifying individual pupils. Schools do not lose points for missing data, so will still fare better in the ranking than schools that underperform on that indicator, but they cannot score as highly as schools that perform well on the indicator.

Schools that have opened in recent years and are yet to have pupils sit GCSEs are flagged as NEW, and are not scored on any of the indicators.

How Brownhills School scores in terms of stars for each indicator.

Star Ratings Stars - 2017
Attainment 2
Progress 1
Attendance 4
Outcomes 2

What Ofsted says about this school

Ofsted has given Brownhills School an overall rating of Good.

If the table is blank, it means there are no recent inspections for this school. The inspection details are correct as of March 2016.

As of September 2012, a score of 3 changed from indicating Satisfactory to Requires Improvement.

Overview School Overview
Overall Effectiveness Good
Inspection Date 06/06/13
Web Link Read Report
Category of Concern

How does Brownhills School perform on each of the areas inspected by Ofsted? As of September 2012, a score of 3 changed from indicating Satisfactory to Requires Improvement.

Category Ofsted
Outcomes for pupils Good
Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good
Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding
Personal development, behaviour and welfare

Attainment

How have pupils at Brownhills School done in their GCSEs and how does it compare to local authority and national averages?

The government introduced the Attainment 8 measure in 2016. It measures pupil performance across maths, which is double weighted in the score, English, also double weighted, three qualifications included in the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) and three other approved qualifications (GCSE or equivalent). The higher the average score the better pupils at the school are doing.

In 2016 the average Attainment 8 score per pupil at Brownhills School was 48.3.

Group School LA National
All pupils 48.3 47.8 48.5
Girl 49.4 49.7 51.2
Boy 46.8 46 46
Disadvantaged 44.5 39.7 41.1
Low attainment 25.3 26.8 28.9
Middle attainment 47.4 46.8 49.2
High attainment 59.5 62.2 64.4
English as an additional language SUPP 49.2 49.9

The EBacc was introduced in 2010 and the Government announced in 2015 its intention that all pupils should take it from 2020 onwards. The Ebacc is made up of English, Maths, History or Geography, Sciences, and a language. To achieve it, pupils must get a C grade or above in the core subjects.

In 2016, 76% of pupils at Brownhills School had entries in all EBacc subject areas and 11% achieved the EBacc.

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In 2016, the most recent results available, 44% of pupils at Brownhills School gained at least 5 A* to C grade GCSES including English and Maths. Nationally 57.4% of pupils achieved this.

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How does Brownhills School do when it comes to GCSE results in just English and Maths and what percentage of pupils pass those at A* to C grades?

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Progress

The Progress 8 measure was also introduced by the Government in 2016. It is calculated for each pupil by comparing their Attainment 8 score to the scores of all pupils nationally with similar prior achievement at the end of primary school. The school's Progress 8 score is the average of all those scores.

A score of 0 means pupils have made similar progress during secondary school to similar pupils across England. Above 0 means more progress and below 0 means less progress. Below 0 doesn't mean pupils have made no progress or negative progress, just less progress than comparable pupils.

How have pupils at Brownhills School done in terms of their Progress 8 score for each element?

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What were the Progress 8 scores for different groups of pupils at Brownhills School?

Also were these scores significantly above or below the national average (set at 0).

Group Progress 8 Significance
All pupils -0.23 Significantly below average
Disadvantaged -0.4 Significantly below average
Low attainment -0.31
Middle attainment -0.18
High attainment -0.29
English as an additional language SUPP

What is the pupil:teacher ratio at Brownhills School and how does it compare to the national average?

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How many teachers are there and what is the average wage?

Teachers Teacher Details
No. of Teachers (FTE) 41.1
No. of Teaching Assistants (FTE) 8.3
Average Teacher Salary (GBP) 38,314
Average Teacher Salary (GBP) - National 39,396

Attendance

Figures below show what proportion of the half day sessions were missed by pupils and how this compares to the local and national averages.

In 2015/16, the most recent full school year, 5.2% of half day sessions were missed. Nationally, secondary school pupils missed 5% of sessions.

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Figures below show what proportion of the half day sessions were missed by pupils and counted as an unauthorised absence and how this compares to the local and national averages.

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What proportion of pupils are classed as persistent absentees (missing 10% or more of all sessions).

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Outcomes

Figures below show what proportion of the pupils, who left school in recent years, continued in education for longer than the first term.

Of the pupils who finished school in 2014, the most recent data available, 80% of pupils stayed on in education. Nationally, 91% of pupils stayed on in education.

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There is also data on the proportion who went into either education, a job or training.

Year for outcome % education and work LA - % education and work National - % education and work
2010/11 78 86 89
2011/12 83 83 89
2012/13 82 89 91
2013/14 89 91 92
2004/15 90 92 94

Figures below show the proportion of young people who dropped out of education, training or work within 3 months.

Year for outcome % not sustained LA - % not sustained National - % not sustained
2009/10 18 11 9
2010/11 21 12 10
2011/12 13 12 9
2012/13 14 9 8
2013/14 9 8 7
2014/15 10 7 5

Finances

While finances are not included in our calculation of how good schools are, many schools publish information about how much they are spending on pupils' education.

What is the total school spend per pupil Brownhills School compared to the local and national average? (school is in blue)

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How much does Brownhills School spend per pupil on teachers and educational support staff and how does this compare to the average spending across the Local Authority?

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What percentage of the school's budget is spent on supply staff?

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