We've analysed all the local government data to bring you the rundown on your local secondary schools.
Here St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School, Wychall Lane, Kings Norton, Birmingham, West Midlands, B38 8AP, 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.
|Name||St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School|
|Previous Name||St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School|
|Address||Wychall Lane, Kings Norton, Birmingham, West Midlands, B38 8AP|
|Telephone number||0121 4644643|
The open date and status above indicates when St Thomas Aquinas Catholic 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 St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School and what are the admission criteria?
|Age Range||11 to 18|
|Admission Policy||Comprehensive (secondary)|
How many children have been on the school roll in recent years?
Pupil characteristics - what percentage of pupils are in different groups and how does this compare to the national average?
|Pupils||Pupils - School||Pupils - National|
|% English not as first language||14.5||15|
|% Free School Meals||19.7||13.9|
|% SEN Statement / EHC||1||1.8|
How do we rate this school?
|Rating||2016 Rating||2015 Rating||2014 Rating|
|England Rank (out of 3,109)||1,057||1,428||1,977|
|Data missing (out of 28)||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 were newly opened from September 2015 onwards are flagged as NEW, and are not scored on any of the indicators.
How St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School scores in terms of stars for each indicator.
|Star Ratings||Stars - 2016||Stars - 2015||Stars - 2014|
What Ofsted says about this school
Ofsted has given St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School an overall rating of Outstanding.
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.
|Web Link||Read report|
|Category of Concern|
How does St Thomas Aquinas Catholic 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.
|Outcomes for pupils||Good|
|Quality of teaching, learning and assessment||Good|
|Effectiveness of leadership and management||Outstanding|
|Personal development, behaviour and welfare|
How have pupils at St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School done in their GCSEs and how does it compare to local authority and national averages?
In 2015, the most recent results available, 65% of pupils at St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School gained at least 5 A* to C grade GCSES including English and Maths. Nationally 57.1% of pupils achieved this.
Schools are also rated on whether pupils perform better or worse than expected based on their earlier exam performance in Year 6 and Year 9. This is the value added score. Schools where pupils perform as expected are given a score of 1,000, better or worse performance is indicated by variations on this score.
For 2015, St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School had a value added score of 993.8.
How does St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School do in terms of its value added scores for different groups of pupils?
How does the % of boys and girls at St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School getting 5 A* to C GCSEs including English and Maths compare to the national average?
What proportion of children, with different levels of attainment at the end of primary school, reach the level of attainment expected of them in English by the end of secondary school?
What proportion of children, with different levels of attainment at the end of primary school, reach the level of attainment expected of them in Maths by the end of secondary school?
There is also data looking at what proportion of disadvantaged pupils achieve the level expected of them at the end of Secondary School based on their performance at the end of primary school
What is the pupil:teacher ratio at St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School and how does it compare to the national average?
How many teachers are there and what is the average wage?
|No. of Teachers (FTE)||71.7|
|No. of Teaching Assistants (FTE)||26.7|
|Average Teacher Salary (GBP)||40,823|
|Average Teacher Salary (GBP) - National||39,400|
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 2014/15, the most recent full school year, 5.9% of half day sessions were missed. Nationally, secondary school pupils missed 5.3% of sessions.
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.
What proportion of pupils are classed as persistant absentees (missing 15% or more of all sessions).
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 2013, the most recent data available, 95.2% of pupils stayed on in education. Nationally, 90.2% of pupils stayed on in education.
There is also data on the proportion who dropped out of education, training or work within three months.
|Year for outcome||% not sustained||LA - % not sustained||National - % not sustained|
Figures below show the proportion of young people who became NEETs (Not in Education, Employment or Training).
|Year for outcome||% NEET||LA - % NEET||National - % NEET|
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 St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School compared to the local and national average? (school is in blue)
How much does St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School spend per pupil on teachers and educational support staff and how does this compare to the average spending across the Local Authority?
What percentage of the school's budget is spent on supply staff?