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#12 in Best Secondary Schools in Bedford

Bedford Academy

Bedford Academy
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Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding
Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good
Personal development, behaviour and welfare Good
Outcomes for pupils Good
16 to 19 study programmes Good
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Bedford Academy is a top rated, Secondary, Co-Ed school located in Bedfordshire, East of England.

It has 1309 students from age 11-18 yr with a student-teacher ratio of 17 : 1.

This school rated Good by recent Ofsted inspection.

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Phase of Education Secondary Secondary Secondary
Type Academies Academies Academies
Snobe grade
B+
B-
B
Ofset report Good Good Good
Age range 11-18 11-16 11-16
Gender Co-Ed Co-Ed Co-Ed
Student teacher ratio 17.2 24.1 20.9
Proficient Math - - -
Proficient Read - - -
Grade 5 or above GCSE - - -
Grade 5 or above A Level - - -
Day Fees - - -
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Bedford Academy Reviews
5 (2 reviews)
Extraordiary school, actually. My first son is in year 8 now and my second son will go to Y7 at the BA in Sept 2024. As a student my son is proud to be part of this fantastic institution. Taking into account that many students who live locally come from disadvantaged backgrounds, the Head Teachers approach and the discipline he enforces, allows most students to thrive. By enforcing strict policies, kids have no choice but...
I have been learning at this school since September 2017, I think that the school has done a fantastic job of supplying the resources and education I need so far.
Secondary Exam Result

Exam Result Not Published

Due to the pandemic, 2020 and 2021 Secondary school exam
results were not published at school level.

Discover school's performance with the Attainment 8 and Progress 8 scores. Attainment 8 reflects pupil achievement in 8 qualifications, while Progress 8 measures their progress from key stage 2 to 4, compared to peers across England.

School scores School Description
Progress 8 score -0.33 This score shows how much progress pupils at this school made across 8 qualifications between the end of key stage 2 and the end of key stage 4.
Attainment 8 score 40.5 Schools get a score based on how well pupils have performed in up to 8 qualifications.

Explore the percentage of pupils who attained grade 5 or higher & grade 4 or higher in their English and math GCSEs. This metric reflects their proficiency in these fundamental subjects.

GCSE Results School LA England
Grade 5 or above in English & Maths GCSEs 32% 27.95% 32.7%
Grade 4 or above in English & Maths GCSEs 52% 43.41% 45.19%

The English Baccalaureate (EBacc) ensures your child's well-rounded education. It includes essential subjects like English, math, sciences, languages, and humanities.

EBacc Results School LA England
Entering EBacc 22% 21.95% 24.79%
Achieving the EBacc at grade 5 or above 6% 9.86% 12.93%
Achieving the EBacc at grade 4 or above 11% 13.64% 17.08%
EBacc average points score 3.39 2.74 2.96

Find out where our Key Stage 4 graduates are going next. Explore their different paths after finishing school – whether it's sixth form, starting work, or other adventures as they move forward.

Pupil destinations School LA England
Pupils staying in education or employment 96% 88.33% 90.4%
Total number of pupils included in destination measures 216 129 140
Pupils staying in education 94% 86.07% 86.28%
Further education college or other further education provider 52% 41.6% 34.05%
School sixth forms 42% 34.4% 30.7%
Sixth form colleges 0% 0.2% 10.42%
Other education destinations SP 10% 11.13%
Pupils in apprenticeships SP 0.93% 1.99%
Pupils staying in employment 1% 1.2% 2.15%

Exam Result Not Published

Due to the pandemic, 2020 and 2021 Secondary school exam
results were not published at school level.

Exam Result Not Published

Due to the pandemic, 2020 and 2021 Secondary school exam
results were not published at school level.

Discover school's performance with the Attainment 8 and Progress 8 scores. Attainment 8 reflects pupil achievement in 8 qualifications, while Progress 8 measures their progress from key stage 2 to 4, compared to peers across England.

School scores School Description
Progress 8 score 0.38 This score shows how much progress pupils at this school made across 8 qualifications between the end of key stage 2 and the end of key stage 4.
Attainment 8 score 44.5 Schools get a score based on how well pupils have performed in up to 8 qualifications.

Explore the percentage of pupils who attained grade 5 or higher & grade 4 or higher in their English and math GCSEs. This metric reflects their proficiency in these fundamental subjects.

GCSE Results School LA England
Grade 5 or above in English & Maths GCSEs 28% 9 15.29% 29.2%
Grade 4 or above in English & Maths GCSEs 45% 9 27.67% 43.32%

The English Baccalaureate (EBacc) ensures your child's well-rounded education. It includes essential subjects like English, math, sciences, languages, and humanities.

EBacc Results School LA England
Entering EBacc 7% 13% 25.72%
Achieving the EBacc at grade 5 or above 1% 5.24% 11.41%
Achieving the EBacc at grade 4 or above 1% 1 7.67% 16.42%
EBacc average points score 3.07 2.01 2.88

Find out where our Key Stage 4 graduates are going next. Explore their different paths after finishing school – whether it's sixth form, starting work, or other adventures as they move forward.

Pupil destinations School LA England
Pupils staying in education or employment 89% 85.25% 90.21%
Total number of pupils included in destination measures 215 151 135
Pupils staying in education 79% 80.42% 84.05%
Further education college or other further education provider 38% 34.92% 33.37%
School sixth forms 39% 29.08% 31.09%
Sixth form colleges SP 0.08% 8.47%
Other education destinations 1% 16% 11.15%
Pupils in apprenticeships 3% 2.42% 3.4%
Pupils staying in employment 7% 2.5% 2.77%

Discover school's performance with the Attainment 8 and Progress 8 scores. Attainment 8 reflects pupil achievement in 8 qualifications, while Progress 8 measures their progress from key stage 2 to 4, compared to peers across England.

School scores School Description
Progress 8 score 0.33 This score shows how much progress pupils at this school made across 8 qualifications between the end of key stage 2 and the end of key stage 4.
Attainment 8 score 46.2 Schools get a score based on how well pupils have performed in up to 8 qualifications.

Explore the percentage of pupils who attained grade 5 or higher & grade 4 or higher in their English and math GCSEs. This metric reflects their proficiency in these fundamental subjects.

GCSE Results School LA England
Grade 5 or above in English & Maths GCSEs 37% 13 16.9% 29.12%
Grade 4 or above in English & Maths GCSEs 54% 5 26.9% 42.54%

The English Baccalaureate (EBacc) ensures your child's well-rounded education. It includes essential subjects like English, math, sciences, languages, and humanities.

EBacc Results School LA England
Entering EBacc 4% 14.95% 24.65%
Achieving the EBacc at grade 5 or above 1% 5.1% 11.25%
Achieving the EBacc at grade 4 or above 2% 1 8.3% 15.92%
EBacc average points score 3.22 1.95 2.84

Find out where our Key Stage 4 graduates are going next. Explore their different paths after finishing school – whether it's sixth form, starting work, or other adventures as they move forward.

Pupil destinations School LA England
Pupils staying in education or employment 94% 84.6% 84.85%
Total number of pupils included in destination measures 175 171 140
Pupils staying in education 87% 71.4% 73.87%
Further education college or other further education provider 41% 36.2% 28.39%
School sixth forms 46% 31.8% 31.43%
Sixth form colleges 0% 0% 9.1%
Other education destinations 0% 10.3% 5.91%
Pupils in apprenticeships 4% 2.1% 2.97%
Pupils staying in employment 3% 1.4% 2.07%

Discover school's performance with the Attainment 8 and Progress 8 scores. Attainment 8 reflects pupil achievement in 8 qualifications, while Progress 8 measures their progress from key stage 2 to 4, compared to peers across England.

School scores School Description
Progress 8 score 0.08 This score shows how much progress pupils at this school made across 8 qualifications between the end of key stage 2 and the end of key stage 4.
Attainment 8 score 44.1 Schools get a score based on how well pupils have performed in up to 8 qualifications.

Explore the percentage of pupils who attained grade 5 or higher & grade 4 or higher in their English and math GCSEs. This metric reflects their proficiency in these fundamental subjects.

GCSE Results School LA England
Grade 5 or above in English & Maths GCSEs 24% 16.53% 29.45%
Grade 4 or above in English & Maths GCSEs 49% 28.63% 43.01%

The English Baccalaureate (EBacc) ensures your child's well-rounded education. It includes essential subjects like English, math, sciences, languages, and humanities.

EBacc Results School LA England
Entering EBacc 6% 14.21% 25.18%
Achieving the EBacc at grade 5 or above 0% 6.32% 14.63%
Achieving the EBacc at grade 4 or above 1% 6.89% 16.18%
EBacc average points score - - -

Find out where our Key Stage 4 graduates are going next. Explore their different paths after finishing school – whether it's sixth form, starting work, or other adventures as they move forward.

Pupil destinations School LA England
Pupils staying in education or employment 90% 75.2% 85.17%
Total number of pupils included in destination measures 194 173 144
Pupils staying in education 83% 63.5% 58.13%
Further education college or other further education provider 42% 36.2% 30.58%
School sixth forms 41% 33% 32.04%
Sixth form colleges 0% 0% 8.99%
Other education destinations 0% 2.3% 5.68%
Pupils in apprenticeships 3% 3.8% 4.78%
Pupils staying in employment 7% 2.3% 2.46%
A level exam result

Exam Result Not Published

Due to the pandemic, 2020 and 2021 A level school exam
results were not published at school level.

Explore their results and progress scores, showing how they've grown and achieved during this important stage of their education.

A level Result School LA England
Average points 26.99 31.37 33.36
Average grade C- - -
Average points (Best 3) 31.21 32.5 32.42
Average Grade (Best 3) C - -
AAB or higher 9.1% 15.79% 17.63%

Discover where pupils headed after A-levels. Explore who either stayed in education or went into employment.

Students destinations School LA England
Number of students 55 474 249
Students staying in education 56% 55.5% 60.59%
Students entering apprenticeships 0% 4.25% 4.98%
Students entering employment 22% 23.75% 17.76%
Students not in education or employment for at least two terms after study 13% 12.13% 10.71%

Exam Result Not Published

Due to the pandemic, 2020 and 2021 A level school exam
results were not published at school level.

Exam Result Not Published

Due to the pandemic, 2020 and 2021 A level school exam
results were not published at school level.

Explore their results and progress scores, showing how they've grown and achieved during this important stage of their education.

A level Result School LA England
Average points 25.33 1 28.1 29.34
Average grade C- - -
Average points (Best 3) 29.00 3 28.15 28.6
Average Grade (Best 3) C - -
AAB or higher 20.0% 13.62% 12.99%

Discover where pupils headed after A-levels. Explore who either stayed in education or went into employment.

Students destinations School LA England
Number of students 74 352 232
Students staying in education 58% 54.5% 57.24%
Students entering apprenticeships 3% 8.13% 7.77%
Students entering employment 25% 26.75% 21.01%
Students not in education or employment for at least two terms after study 8% 6.13% 8.81%

Explore their results and progress scores, showing how they've grown and achieved during this important stage of their education.

A level Result School LA England
Average points 26.46 3 29.12 28.97
Average grade C- - -
Average points (Best 3) 32.35 2 30.36 28.76
Average Grade (Best 3) C+ - -
AAB or higher 5.9% 11.1% 13.27%

Discover where pupils headed after A-levels. Explore who either stayed in education or went into employment.

Students destinations School LA England
Number of students - 5 3
Students staying in education - 57.57% 31.74%
Students entering apprenticeships - 8.43% 5.54%
Students entering employment - 18.86% 15.82%
Students not in education or employment for at least two terms after study - 3.29% 4.22%

Explore their results and progress scores, showing how they've grown and achieved during this important stage of their education.

A level Result School LA England
Average points 29.39 27.23 26.71
Average grade C - -
Average points (Best 3) 34.31 29.93 27.73
Average Grade (Best 3) C+ - -
AAB or higher 5.9% 13% 12.58%

Discover where pupils headed after A-levels. Explore who either stayed in education or went into employment.

Students destinations School LA England
Number of students - 2 3
Students staying in education 10 50.14% 36.46%
Students entering apprenticeships 7% 8.71% 6.36%
Students entering employment 24% 21.43% 20.07%
Students not in education or employment for at least two terms after study 15% 6.86% 4.24%
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Holidays 2023/24

Holidays Date
Autumn Half Term Holidays 23rd Oct 2023 - 30th Oct 2023
Winter Holidays 20th Dec 2023 - 3rd Jan 2024
Spring Half Term Holidays 19th Feb 2024 - 23rd Feb 2024
Spring Holidays 29th Mar 2024 - 15th Apr 2024
Summer Half Term Holidays 27th May 2024 - 31st May 2024
Summer Holidays 22nd Jul 2024 - 2nd Sep 2024

Terms Dates 2023/24

Terms Dates
Autumn Term 4th Sep 2023 - 22nd Oct 2023
Autumn Term-2 31st Oct 2023 - 19th Dec 2023
Spring Term 4th Jan 2024 - 18th Feb 2024
Spring Term-2 24th Feb 2024 - 28th Mar 2024
Summer Term 16th Apr 2024 - 26th May 2024
Summer Term-2 1st Jun 2024 - 21st Jul 2024
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17 : 1
Student teacher ratio at Bedford Academy
Local authority ratio 19 : 1

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