Freedom of Information Requests

Please see the ICO: 'Guide to Freedom of Information'

Below are the requests for information that we have received under the Freedom of Information Act.

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We archive old requests by academic year:
2018

The data is provided in the following table:

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

January

18

10

10

12

5

February

10

9

16

16

10

March

15

13

15

10

9

April

16

6

17

7

14

May

8

10

10

16

9

June

11

9

16

11

12

July

12

15

8

10

6

August

12

15

9

8

9

September

10

21

14

17

14

October

22

16

16

22

12

November

7

12

12

7

12

December

13

19

15

20

14

We can reply that pupils who were admitted to Year 7 during the 2019-2020 school year had previously attended the following 89 primary schools:

Abbey Park Middle School; Abbeymead Primary; Air Balloon Hill Primary School; Airthrie School; Al Ashraf Primary School; Andoversford Primary School; Ann Cam C of E Primary School; Barnwood C of E Primary School; Berkeley Primary School; Birdlip County Primary; Bishops Cleeve Primary; Bradon Forest School; Bredon Hill Middle School; Brook Field Primary School; Cam Hopton C of E Primary School; Carrant Brook Junior; Catherine Wayte Primary School; Chalford Hill County Primary; Charlton Kings Junior; Christ Church Primary; Churchdown Village Junior; Cirencester Primary School; Coberley C of E Primary; Cold Aston C of E Primary School; Coopers Edge; Crudwell CofE Primary School; Deerhurst C of E Primary; Drove Primary School; Eldersfield Lawn C.E.Primary; Elmbridge Junior; Field Court Junior; Finlay Community School; Glenfall County Primary; Gorsley Goffs C of E; Gotherington County Primary; Grangefield School; Greatfield Park Primary School; Gretton Primary School; Harewood Junior School; Haydonleigh Primary School; Hempsted C of E Primary; Heron Primary; Highnam C of E Primary; Kingsholm C of E Primary; Lakeside Primary; Leckhampton C of E Primary; Longleaze Primary School; Longlevens Junior; Malvern Parish CofE Primary School; Meadowbrook Primary; Meysey Hampton C of E Primary; Mitcheldean Endowed Primary; Moat Primary Academy; Naunton Park Primary; Newnham C of E Primary; Norton C of E Primary; Nythe Primary School; Oak Hill C of E Primary School; Orchid Vale Primary School; Parton Manor Junior; Queen Margaret Primary; Randwick C of E School; Red Oaks Primary School; Redmarley C of E Primary; Robert Le Kyng Primary School; Rowanfield Junior School; Southville Primary School; St Gregory's R C School; St James C of E Primary; St James Junior; St John's C of E Primary; St Mark's C of E Junior; St Mary's R C Primary; St Peter's Catholic Primary School; Stratton C of E Primary School; Swindon Academy; Swindon Village Primary; Tewkesbury CE Primary School; The Croft Primary; The Dell; The John Moore Primary School; Tredington Primary School; Tutshill C of E Primary; Twyning Primary School; Uley C. of E. Primary School; Warden Hill Primary; Wheatfield Primary School; Woodmancote County Primary; Wroughton Junior School

It should also be noted that we do not hold the full previous school address on the database so there could schools with the same name (e.g. ‘St Mary’s Primary School’) which are from different areas.

After further clarification we agreed that providing the number of lessons per week for each subject in our curriculum plan would answer this in conjunction with the table above:
Year GroupYear 7Year 8Year 9Year 10Year 11Year 12Year 13
Maths2.522.52.52.5--
English2.522.532.5--
Science2334.56--
Humanities43.53.5----
Languages233----
PE/Games2211111
DT/Art222----
Music/Drama1.51.51.5----
PSHE/Comp1.5111---
Options---4 x 24 x 23-4 x 3.53 x 4
In 2020/21, lessons are generally 70 minutes long and on a fortnightly cycle, hence the decimals for some subjects. All groups also have tutor time and Sixth Form also have supervised study time.
Options in Year 10/11: Art, Business, Computing, Design Technology, Drama, Economics, French, Geography, German, History, Music, PE, Religious Studies, Spanish
Options in Year 12/13: Art, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Computing, Design Technology, Drama, English Literature, Economics, French, Geography, German, History, Maths, Further Maths, Music, PE, Physics, Politics, Psychology, Religious Studies

After further clarification we agreed that “missed weeks” should be interpreted as weeks in which lessons were delivered remotely.
The following table summarises these data:
Year GroupWeeks of School MissedTotal Hours of Remote Learning*
Year 78.5 – 10205
Year 88.5 – 9205
Year 98.5 – 10205
Year 108.5 - 10200
Year 118.5 – 9.5195
Year 128.5 – 11.5200
Year 138.5 – 9.5195
* Lockdown only
For weeks missed, these are presented as a range as in the Autumn Term, groups smaller than a whole year groups where sometimes in isolation (e.g. a single tutor group)

We are unable to provide a response to this question as due to the low numbers involved it could potentially identify a student and their personal data.

Of these 150 places, one was offered to a child with LAC status, and three were offered to children under the Pupil Premium criteria.

Through the Local Authority Co-ordinated Admission Scheme, 150 places were offered on National Allocation Day.

6 for 2018-19 entry and 10 for 2019-20 entry (5 of whom had provided Pupil Premium evidence prior to sitting the test).

No. The number of places available to boys eligible for Pupil Premium, and who meet the qualifying standard, is not limited, other than by our PAN. It forms part of our oversubscription criteria.

Private school feeders for 2014 intake = 17 out of 112 boys (15.2%); Private school feeders for 2019 intake = 18 out of 158 boys (11.4%)

Applications are made to the Local Authority, under the Co-ordinated Admissions Scheme. The School are then provided with a list of those who have actually been allocated a place, including their home address. The Local Authority do not provide us with any data for boys whose parents applied for, but were not subsequently offered, a place.

Total number of appeals lodged (including Y7 entry, In Year Admission and Sixth Form Appeals) 2018/19 = 31, 2013/14 = 34

We do not have a record of students leaving because “they have struggled with the work” as this is not an available option within our database under ‘Reason for Leaving’. It is unusual for students to leave at the end of Year 7 except for families moving out of the area.

200920142019
Any other Asian background039
Any other ethnic group010
Bangladeshi202
Black - African132
Chinese222
Indian51222
Information Not Yet Obtained011
Other White British031
Pakistani215
Refused210
White - English9177100
White - Irish001
White - Scottish012
White - Welsh001
White and Asian234
White and Black African110
White and Black Caribbean100
White and chinese103
White Eastern European211
White Other020
White Western European112

Pupils are admitted according to rankings. The lowest rank to be offered a place on National Allocation Day for September 2014 entry was 223. The lowest rank to be offered a place on National Allocation Day for September 2019 entry was 293.

Here are the numbers requested:
BS31
BS322
BS341
BS51
GL18
GL101
GL111
GL141
GL171
GL193
GL213
GL2010
GL39
GL412
GL506
GL5122
GL5216
GL5316
GL542
GL63
GL74
HR92
NP161
SN12
SN161
SN22
SN256
SN33
SN41
SN53
WR101
WR111
WR141
WR81

There are 300 children registered take the Gloucestershire Grammar school test at Sir Thomas Rich’s on 14th September 2019

The number of boys who shared results with us is 792. This is the number of boys who sat the test at other centres and shared results with us.
In addition to this there were boys who sat the test at our centre and together these bring the total to 1082.

Here are the numbers requested:
PostcodeCount
BS161
BS21
BS31
BS326
BS344
BS354
BS41
BS53
BS71
GL179
GL104
GL114
GL122
GL1415
GL1514
GL165
GL178
GL187
GL1920
GL2116
GL2047
GL394
GL486
GL56
GL5053
GL51111
GL52127
GL5388
GL5423
GL612
GL726
GL83
HR12
HR910
NP152
NP163
SN17
SN163
SN26
SN2527
SN36
SN44
SN513
SN64
WR101
WR113
WR122
WR132
WR141
WR82
WR91

The admission policies can be found on the School Website: Governors and School Policies. Note the clause relating to Pupil Premium in Section 5b.

120 in 2018 (although we admitted over this – 154 - as a pilot for an increased PAN in 2019), 154 in 2019.

1 in 2018, 5 in 2019 (i.e. all those eligible for PP, who met the qualifying standard, and whose parents put STRS as their first effective preference).

The test for 2019 entry took place in 2018. The total number of boys tested in September 2018 for Sir Thomas Rich’s (including those who sat the test at STRS and those who sat elsewhere and shared their result) was 941. An additional 18 boys sat the Post Allocation Test for STRS, in March 2019.

In September 2018, the lowest ranked Year 7 child to be admitted through the Local Authority Co-ordinated Admissions Scheme was ranked at 302. No further children have been admitted to year 7 since September 2018.

Please find the information you requested below:
PostcodeCount
BS161
BS322
BS51
GL19
GL122
GL142
GL151
GL171
GL181
GL191
GL28
GL203
GL312
GL413
GL51
GL508
GL5110
GL5214
GL5312
GL544
GL75
HR91
SN13
SN21
SN259
SN51
SN61
WR91

Please find the information you requested below:
PostcodeCount
BS322
BS342
BS51
GL19
GL101
GL142
GL154
GL181
GL191
GL213
GL203
GL39
GL413
GL506
GL5126
GL5216
GL5318
GL546
GL62
GL72
HR91
SN11
SN162
SN21
SN253
SN32
SN41
SN54
WR111
WR81

questions below:
1. The number of pupil enrolments (i.e. individual pupils) who were informally excluded at some stage in the past academic year (2017/18). To clarify, this refers to pupils who were removed from lessons and sent home or where parents were asked not to bring children in to school for a while. It excludes formal exclusions (either in the form of a permanent or fixed-term exclusion) or teaching in an isolation room.

Answer: We use informal exclusion rarely and we do not systematically record its use. Therefore we do no hold this information.

2. Whether the school uses isolation or consequence booths. If used, please outline the rules of their use i.e. how many hours pupils are expected to remain at the booths, the number of toilet breaks permitted, whether they are allowed out to into the playground or to exercise at lunch and break etc.
3. The number of occasions that pupils have attended such a booth continually for at least a week (i.e. they were present all day on consecutive days for at least a week) in the past academic year (2017-18).
4/ The number of pupil enrolments with SEN who have been placed in isolation or consequence booths in the past academic year (2017/18).
Answer: We do not use isolation booths.

Please find a list of feeder primary schools in the attached pdf. Please note that the total number of pupils is 625 across these cohorts; we hold data for 527 of the pupils. We do not hold data for all pupils for a variety of reasons, including: some have transferred from overseas; some have been home educated; some have joined after the start of Year 7 so their previous recorded school is a secondary school.

The number of boys who registered to sit the test at Sir Thomas Rich’s in each of the years listed were: 2014 – 269; 2015 – 310; 2017 – 297; 2018 – 326. The information provided here only relates to boys sitting the test at our school and does not include boys who have set elsewhere and chosen to share results with us. We only hold data relating to our school and do not have data on the total number of boys or girls sitting the test across the county.