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Freedom of Information Requests

The Freedom of Information Act provides the public with access to information held by public authorities. These provisions allow for a more transparent and accountable governing framework.

For further information, please review the Guide to Freedom of Information provided by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).

Below, you will find a compilation of the inquiries we have received under the Freedom of Information Act.

To view the responses, select any of the questions. Each of these represents a distinct Freedom of Information request.

You asked for the number of recorded instances of allergic reaction that took place in your pupils during school time.

You asked for the recorded number of 'near misses' where children came into contact with an allergen without reaction

You asked for the number of instances where an ambulance was called in response to a child's allergic reaction.

Does your school have an allergy policy in place? Does your school have an IHP for every child with a recorded allergy? Does your school have spare autoinjector pens? Does your school provide allergy training to staff?
Do you routinely record instances of allergic reactions? Do you routinely record near misses? Do you routinely record instances of ambulances being called in response to a child’s allergic reaction?
Please describe where an allergy policy is located, who it is intended for and who can access it. What does the allergy training provided to staff cover?

Number of recorded instances of allergic reaction that took place in your pupils during school time. We only hold information from September 2022 to date. During this time there were seven incidents – most of these were very minor.

Recorded number of 'near misses' where children came into contact with an allergen without reaction
We do not hold this information

Number of instances where an ambulance was called in response to a child's allergic reaction. There was only one instance of allergic reaction in this time-frame for which an ambulance was called

  • Does your school have an allergy policy in place? No – although we have a Pupils with Medical Needs Policy which covers severe allergies
  • Does your school have an IHP for every child with a recorded allergy? No – only severe allergies where an epipen or hospital treatment would be necessary
  • Does your school have spare autoinjector pens? Yes
  • Does your school provide allergy training to staff? ** Yes - all staff who complete first aid via SJA have this included in the course**
  • Do you routinely record instances of allergic reactions? Yes - but only severe cases
  • Do you routinely record near misses? No
  • Do you routinely record instances of ambulances being called in response to a child’s allergic reaction? Yes
  • Please describe where an allergy policy is located, who it is intended for and who can access it Part of Pupils with Medical Needs Policy on School Website (publicly available)
  • What does the allergy training provided to staff cover? (only qualified first aiders ) Anaphylactic shock and how to recognise symptoms and training on auto-injection procedure

Are you able to send the numbers of students in each postcode, providing the first half of each postcode please

Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10 Year 11 Year 12 Year 13
BS10 1 1 1
BS16 1 2 1
BS2 1
BS32 14 5 5 5 2
BS34 2 2 4 1 2 1
BS35 1
BS37 1
BS5 1
BS6 1
BS7 1 1
GL1 15 9 8 10 12 17 19
GL10 2 1 1 2 1
GL11 2 1
GL12 1
GL13 1
GL14 2 1 2 1 3 3
GL15 1 3 1 1 4 2
GL17 1 1 1 1 1 1 2
GL18 2 1 1 1 4 2
GL19 1 3 2 3
GL2 20 20 17 8 17 24 33
GL20 4 5 4 10 10 9 12
GL3 12 13 9 12 10 18 20
GL4 5 13 8 13 9 19 25
GL5 1 1
GL50 1 4 2 4 5 11 12
GL51 13 20 18 25 22 34 23
GL52 11 23 22 20 17 27 24
GL53 9 12 12 9 14 25 24
GL54 1 3 5 2 1 6 8
GL6 3 1 2 3 3 5 5
GL7 4 1 7 4 5 7
GL8 1
HR1 1
HR3 1
HR9 2 2 2 1
NP16 1 2
SN1 5 1 2 5 1 1
SN16 1 1 1
SN2 2 1 3 1 3 1
SN25 8 9 9 10 6 4 7
SN3 5 3 1 3 2 1
SN4 2 1 1 4 1 1
SN5 4 4 4 3 4 2 2
SN6 1 2 1
SN8 1
WR10 1 1
WR11 1 1
WR12 1 1 1
WR13 1
WR14 1
WR8 1 1 1
WR9 1
Totals ** 158 ** ** 157 ** ** 156 ** ** 156 ** ** 159 ** ** 241 ** ** 245 ** ** 1272 **

The first half of postcodes belonging to pupils enrolled in September 2023 across each year group

Thank you for your email and for your interest in our school. I have listed below the first part of the post codes of our students as at 6 September 2023, as requested.

Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10 Year 11 Year 12 Year 13
BS10 BS10 BS10 BS16 BS34 BS32 BS16
BS16 BS32 BS2 BS32 GL1 BS5 BS34
BS32 BS34 BS32 BS34 GL10 GL1 GL1
BS34 BS7 BS34 BS35 GL11 GL10 GL10
BS37 GL1 GL1 GL1 GL14 GL14 GL12
BS6 GL14 GL14 GL10 GL15 GL15 GL13
BS7 GL17 GL15 GL15 GL17 GL17 GL14
GL1 GL18 GL17 GL17 GL19 GL18 GL15
GL10 GL2 GL18 GL18 GL2 GL19 GL17
GL11 GL20 GL2 GL19 GL20 GL2 GL18
GL14 GL3 GL20 GL2 GL3 GL20 GL19
GL15 GL4 GL3 GL20 GL4 GL3 GL2
GL17 GL50 GL4 GL3 GL50 GL4 GL20
GL18 GL51 GL50 GL4 GL51 GL5 GL3
GL2 GL52 GL51 GL50 GL52 GL50 GL4
GL20 GL53 GL52 GL51 GL53 GL51 GL5
GL3 GL54 GL53 GL52 GL54 GL52 GL50
GL4 GL6 GL54 GL53 GL6 GL53 GL51
GL50 GL7 GL6 GL54 GL7 GL54 GL52
GL51 SN1 GL7 GL6 HR3 GL6 GL53
GL52 SN16 HR9 GL8 HR9 GL7 GL54
GL53 SN2 NP16 SN1 NP16 HR1 GL6
GL54 SN25 SN1 SN25 SN1 HR9 GL7
GL6 SN3 SN2 SN3 SN16 SN16 HR9
GL7 SN4 SN25 SN4 SN2 SN2 SN1
SN1 SN5 SN3 SN5 SN25 SN25 SN2
SN2 WR11 SN4 SN3 SN3 SN25
SN25 SN5 SN4 SN4 SN5
SN3 WR8 SN5 SN5 SN6
SN4 WR10 SN6 WR10
SN5 WR11 WR11 WR9
SN6 WR14 WR13
SN8 WR8 WR8
WR12

Under a Freedom Of Information Request, you asked us to report how many incidents of bullying had been recorded for the Year 8 cohort since they started in Year 7.

We use a monitoring system where any incidents logged are tagged with multiple categories and will be tagged as bullying whenever an accusation of bullying is made or further meetings are held relating to the same incident (therefore a number of these incidents will relate to follow-up meetings following the same initial accusation). For some of these accusations, further investigation would result in the category no longer being classed as bullying.

For this cohort, there have been 35 pastoral incidents logged for which a tag of bullying was included. These incidents relate to 17 pupils.

I can see various statistics in response to specific questions for several years on the FOI section of the STRS website. I can also see rankings in the STRS Year 7 Admissions Information for years 2020 (340) – 2023 (363) but I’m unsure whether this relates to March 1st or a later date.For my own clarity, I would like to request the following information for the years 2018 through to 2023 (the last 5 years)

  1. Qualified rank for each year
  2. Allocation rank on March 1st (Allocation Day)
  3. Allocation rank on 31st March (reconsideration)
  4. Lowest rank admitted from waiting list by Local Authority Co-ordinated Admissions Scheme before transferring list to school.
  5. Pupil numbers in each year group.
  6. Net capacity of the school.
2018 Test for Year 7 Entry 2019 2019 Test for Year 7 Entry 2020 2020 Test for Year 7 Entry 2021 2021 Test for Year 7 Entry 2022 2022 Test for Year 7 Entry 2023 2023 Test for Year 7 Entry 2024
Qualifying rank for each year 366 383 515 540 552 535
Allocation rank on March 1st (allocation day) 293 340 371 397 363 not yet known
Allocation rank on 31st March (reconsideration) * Data not held Data not held Data not held Data not held Data not held not yet known
Lowest rank admitted from waiting list by Local Authority Co-Ordinated Admissions Scheme before transferring list to school * Data not Held Data not Held Data not Held Data not Held Data not Held not yet known
Pupil number in each year group** Y7 - 158 Y8 - 154 Y9 - 126 Y10 - 126 Y11 - 126 Y12 - 181 Y13 - 196 Y7 - 146 Y8 - 157 Y9 - 153 Y10 - 127 Y11 - 126 Y12 - 213 Y13 - 178 Y7 - 154 Y8 - 155 Y9 - 157 Y10 - 156 Y11 - 126 Y12 - 199 Y13 - 208 Y7 - 159 Y8 - 159 Y9 - 155 Y10 - 158 Y11 - 155 Y12 - 246 Y13 - 195 Y7 - 159 Y8 - 159 Y9 - 155 Y10 - 158 Y11 - 155 Y12 - 246 Y13 - 195 Y7 - 158 Y8 - 157 Y9 - 155 Y10 - 157 Y11 - 159 Y12 - 241 Y13 - 244
Net capacity of the school 1186 1186 1186 1186 1186 1186

* Data is not held as it is an ongoing process of children accepting and declining places, allocations being made from the waiting list, and appeals which are upheld. The information is held in a spreadsheet which is updated as required rather than at specific dates.

** This figure can change as a result of upheld appeals or children leaving the school. These figures are as at 30 September each year.

  1. Do you have any current pupils of South Asian descent?
  2. How many incidents involving pupil misconduct, bullying, or harassment, or similar events in which the term ‘Hindu’ / ‘Hinduism’ / ‘Hindu-phobia’/ ‘Hindu-hate’ (bullying of a Hindu pupil for being Hindu) was recorded on your school campus in each of the last academic five years?
  3. Of these, how many (if any) of the recorded incidents involved reports of a physical assault?
  1. Yes
  2. We have not recorded any incidents of pupil misconduct in these categories in the last five years
  3. N/A (see previous answer)

Was your school, or any part of it, built between the 1960s and 1980s? Is there any Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC) in any part of the school premises? Does the school have plans to completely remove the areas with RAAC from its premises?

Q1 Yes Q2 No (independent survey completed) Q3 N/A

How many incidents involving pupil misconduct, bullying, or harassment, or similar events in which the term ‘antisemitism’ was recorded have there been on your school campus in each the last five years? Of these, how many (if any) of the recorded incidents involved reports of a physical assault

We have had zero recorded instances of anti-semitism in each of the last five years.

How many incidents involving pupil misconduct, bullying, or harassment, or similar events in which the term ‘antisemitism’ was recorded have been reported by the school to: a. The Community Security Trust b. A police force

We have had zero recorded instances of anti-semitism in each of the last five years.

Does your institution have any internal documented processes and procedures that provide guidance for how to respond to antisemitic incidents that explicitly mentions ‘antisemitism’ or similar terms? Please provide any such documents.

While we have internal documented processes which deal with bullying and unacceptable language in relation to ethnicity, religion or appearance, these do not specify antisemitism.

Sir Thomas Rich’s has off-rolled zero pupils since the beginning of the pandemic.

Sir Thomas Rich’s has off-rolled zero pupils since the beginning of the pandemic.

How many pupils have been off-rolled and sent to Alternative Provision since the beginning of the pandemic? Please detail whether the Alternative Provision was registered and whether their placement was dual-registered (i.e. they were registered to your school and the AP).

Sir Thomas Rich’s has off-rolled zero pupils since the beginning of the pandemic.

What was the total weekly number of hours of education being provided to each of the children placed in these APs?

Sir Thomas Rich’s has off-rolled zero pupils since the beginning of the pandemic therefore this question is not applicable.

Confirm the primary schools that the pupils that you accepted attended for 2019 – 2020 (inclusive)

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.

Please can you send to me the total number of practical lessons missed per year group compared to non-practical subjects. (for example, Design & Technology compared to English)

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 Group Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10
Maths 2.5 2 2.5 2.5
English 2.5 2 2.5 3
Science 2 3 3 4.5
Humanities 4 3.5 3.5 -
Languages 2 3 3 -
PE/Games 2 2 1 1
DT/Art 2 2 2 -
Music/Drama 1.5 1.5 1.5 -
PSHE/Comp 1.5 1 1 1
Options - - - 4 x 2

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

Please can you send to me the total number of weeks of school which children have missed due to Covid-19 since the start of the 2020/21 academic year sorted by year groups (not including children of key workers); the total number of hours of online learning children have had during lockdown periods sorted by year group. (not including children of key workers)

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 Group Weeks of School Missed Total Hours of Remote Learning*
Year 7 8.5 – 10 205
Year 8 8.5 – 9 205
Year 9 8.5 – 10 205
Year 10 8.5 - 10 200
Year 11 8.5 – 9.5 195
Year 12 8.5 – 11.5 200
Year 13 8.5 – 9.5 195
  • 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)

Please can you send to me the total number of sick days teachers have taken due to Covid-19 since the start of the 2020/21 academic year.

The total number of staff sick days due to COVID is 31 days.

May the school please let me know what are the past standardised qualifying standards i.e. (standardised) pass marks for the entry (year 7) tests?

Our response is that for 2020 entry, the standardised lowest qualifying score is 105.42.

What was the lowest rank for a child admitted following an appeal for this coming Year 7 entry if the rank is lower than the below question

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.

For this coming Year 7 entry what is the lowest rank place in the admission test results of a child admitted to Sir Thomas Rich’s for the forthcoming academic year. Please exclude any children who did not meet the qualifying standard who were subsequently admitted.

The lowest rank to be admitted through the LA Co-ordinated Admissions Scheme was 363.

Are these figures including places won through appeal, or are appeals yet to be resolved? (If appeals are not yet resolved please just provide the number of current offers made.)

These figures do not include appeals. The Independent Appeal Panel upheld one appeal.

How many of those offers are to children you understand to be in receipt of pupil premium funding?

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

To date this year, what is the number of offers you have you made to pupils to join your school's year 7 in September 2020?

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

The number of pupil premium children who were awarded places for Sept 2018-19 and for Sept 2019-20

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

The number of pupil premium children who passed the 11 plus test in Sept 2018 (for 2019-20 entry) and Sept 2019 (for 2020-19 entry)

7* for 2019-20 entry and 6* for 2020-21 entry

The number of pupil premium children who sat the 11 plus test in Sept 2018 (for 2019-20 entry) and Sept 2019 (for 2020-19 (sic) entry)

33* for 2019-20 entry and 18* for 2020-21 entry

Please include any comments about the growth in tutoring and competition to get into your school; whether you welcome this or not, what could be done by government to address it, and any other views on which you would like to expand. Please state whether this is on or off the record.

The School does not intend to comment on this and as these are opinions rather than recorded information if falls outside the remit of the Freedom of Information Act.

Do you have a policy of setting aside a certain number of places for pupils on free school meals or pupil premium? If so, how many pupils and when was it introduced?

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.

How many of your intake this year (Sept 2019) came from private/fee-charging primary schools? How does this compare with five years ago? (Sept 2014)

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%)

Have you introduced so-called tutor-proof tests? If so, do you believe it has in any way reduced the amount of tutoring in your area? What other changes to admissions tests have you introduced in the last five years – e.g. two rounds of testing, surprise challenges?

Information on the entrance test is available on our website https://strschool.co.uk/admissions/entrancetest

If you have no set catchment area or postcodes, what is the furthest home address from which a candidate applied for entry in 2019 and where was it, eg Reading, Birmingham? Can you please also provide this information for entry in 2014?

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.

How many challenges to your admissions procedures/code did you receive in the last academic year (2018/19)? How did this compare with five years earlier (2013/14)

None

How many appeals against not getting a place did you receive in the last academic year (2018/19)? How does this compare with five years earlier (2013/14)?

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

How many pupils have left your school at the end of their first year, in the last five years, because they have struggled with the work? Please give estimates if figures are not available. Has this increased in the last decade?

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.

Can you please give an ethnic breakdown of the Year 7 pupils starting in September 2019, September 2014 and September 2009.

2009 2014 2019
Any other Asian background 0 3 9
Any other ethnic group 0 1 0
Bangladeshi 2 0 2
Black - African 1 3 2
Chinese 2 2 2
Indian 5 12 22
Information Not Yet Obtained 0 1 1
Other White British 0 3 1
Pakistani 2 1 5
Refused 2 1 0
White - English 91 77 100
White - Irish 0 0 1
White - Scottish 0 1 2
White - Welsh 0 0 1
White and Asian 2 3 4
White and Black African 1 1 0
White and Black Caribbean 1 0 0
White and chinese 1 0 3
White Eastern European 2 1 1
White Other 0 2 0
White Western European 1 1 2

Has there been any growth in the number of pupil places available between September 2014 and September 2019. Please provide figures.

Our PAN has risen from 120 to 150 pupils.

Can you please state whether there has been an increase in the so-called “pass rate” in the last five years, ie what was the minimum standardised score or percentage that successful candidates achieved for entry in September 2019? What was the minimum standardised score or percentage of successful candidates for entry in September 2014?

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.

Can you please state how many children applied for admission to Year 7 in September 2014 and in September 2019. Can you also provide figures for 2009 entry if available.

Applications are dealt with by the Local Authority, under the Co-ordinated Admissions Scheme.

You asked us to provide the number of pupils for the first half of each postcode for Year 7 pupils enrolled for the 2019/20 academic year.

Here are the numbers requested:

BS3 1
BS32 2
BS34 1
BS5 1
GL1 8
GL10 1
GL11 1
GL14 1
GL17 1
GL19 3
GL2 13
GL20 10
GL3 9
GL4 12
GL50 6
GL51 22
GL52 16
GL53 16
GL54 2
GL6 3
GL7 4
HR9 2
NP16 1
SN1 2
SN16 1
SN2 2
SN25 6
SN3 3
SN4 1
SN5 3
WR10 1
WR11 1
WR14 1
WR8 1

Please confirm the total number of children registered to take the Gloucestershire Grammar school test on 14th September 2019.

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

How many boys shared results with STR for 2020 admissions?

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.

I would like to receive the number of how many children, enrolled at your school for the 2019/20 academic year, came from particular postcodes. Can you please tell me the first half of the postcode area where pupils are from? For example, GL12, WR4, B3 etc.

Here are the numbers requested:

Postcode Count
BS16 1
BS2 1
BS3 1
BS32 6
BS34 4
BS35 4
BS4 1
BS5 3
BS7 1
GL1 79
GL10 4
GL11 4
GL12 2
GL14 15
GL15 14
GL16 5
GL17 8
GL18 7
GL19 20
GL2 116
GL20 47
GL3 94
GL4 86
GL5 6
GL50 53
GL51 111
GL52 127
GL53 88
GL54 23
GL6 12
GL7 26
GL8 3
HR1 2
HR9 10
NP15 2
NP16 3
SN1 7
SN16 3
SN2 6
SN25 27
SN3 6
SN4 4
SN5 13
SN6 4
WR10 1
WR11 3
WR12 2
WR13 2
WR14 1
WR8 2
WR9 1

For your 11-plus test for entry to school in Sept 2018 and 2019 a) how many pupil premium pupils sat the test, and b) how many pupil premium pupils achieved a qualifying score (pass mark) - if your school uses one.

Sept 2018 = 28 sat, 5 met qualifying standard. September 2019 = 29 sat, 5 met qualifying standard.

What were the school admission policies relating to pupil premium and/or FSM pupils in each of these two years?

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

Your PAN for entry in Sept 2018 and Sept 2019.

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

Your admission offers to pupil premium pupils for entry in your school in Sept 2018 and Sept 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 lowest rank place in the admission test results of a child TO BE admitted to Sir Thomas Rich’s in 2019. Please exclude any children who did not meet the qualifying standard who were subsequently admitted.

The lowest rank to be allocated a place on National Allocation Day in 2019 was 293.

Can you confirm how many boys sat the test in 2019 and how many achieved the qualifying score?

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.

The lowest rank place in the admission test results of a child admitted to Sir Thomas Rich’s, currently on the school role. Please exclude any children who did not meet the qualifying standard who were subsequently admitted.” Please can you confirm this for 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 could you provide a breakdown of where pupils in the 2017/18 intake have come from (their registered address)? Please provide the first two letters and one or two numbers of the postcode – eg. GL5 or SN19.

Please find the information you requested below:

Postcode Count
BS16 1
BS32 2
BS5 1
GL1 9
GL12 2
GL14 2
GL15 1
GL17 1
GL18 1
GL19 1
GL2 8
GL20 3
GL3 12
GL4 13
GL5 1
GL50 8
GL51 10
GL52 14
GL53 12
GL54 4
GL7 5
HR9 1
SN1 3
SN2 1
SN25 9
SN5 1
SN6 1
WR9 1

Please could you provide a breakdown of where pupils in the 2018/19 intake have come from (their registered address)? Please provide the first two letters and one or two numbers of the postcode – eg. GL5 or SN19.

Please find the information you requested below:

Postcode Count
BS32 2
BS34 2
BS5 1
GL1 9
GL10 1
GL14 2
GL15 4
GL18 1
GL19 1
GL2 13
GL20 3
GL3 9
GL4 13
GL50 6
GL51 26
GL52 16
GL53 18
GL54 6
GL6 2
GL7 2
HR9 1
SN1 1
SN16 2
SN2 1
SN25 3
SN3 2
SN4 1
SN5 4
WR11 1
WR8 1

Please provide information on informal exclusion (multiple questions)

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

The lowest rank place in the admission test results of a child admitted to Sir Thomas Rich’s, currently on the school role. Please exclude any children who did not meet the qualifying standard who were subsequently admitted.” Please can you confirm this for 2018?

The lowest rank of a child who has been offered a place by the Local Authority for 2018 entry is 295.

Can you confirm how many boys sat the test in 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2018?

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.

If the school library does not own any copies of this book, does the library have plans to acquire any copies?

We have no plans at present of acquiring a copy. Acquisitions are demand, teacher and budget led and we have no requests to date to make such a purchase.

Whether the school library holds any copies of the book "As A Man Thinketh" by James Allen and Ben Holden-Crowther (ISBN: 9781788441032)?

We do not hold any copies of this book.

The admission criterion under which the last successful applicant was admitted.

The last place offered through the Local Authority Co-ordinated Admissions Scheme was by ranking, based on the child’s performance in the 11+ test.

The number of unsuccessful on-time applicants remaining on the school’s waiting list (if any).

There are 13 boys on the waiting list. It is not recorded whether or not they were on-time applicants or not.

The total number of Year 7 places offered for September 2018.

150 places offered through Local Authority Co-ordinated Admissions Scheme. 8 additional places were allocated as a result of successful appeal.

The cost of your energy bill for the 2017-18 financial year, for electricity and gas.

Electricity Spend 2017/18 - £66,328 Gas Spend 2017/18 - £27,913

The unit rate and standing charge you are currently being charged by your energy supplier.

Current Electricity Price - Half Hourly meters Meter 1 Day rate 10.562 p/kWh Night rate 7.083 p/kWh Standing charge 2.404 £/month Capacity charge 1.065 £/KVA/month

Meter 2 Day rate 10.903 p/kWh Night rate 7.063 p/kWh Standing charge 2.404 £/month Capacity charge 1.065 £KVA/month

Current Gas price - Unit rate 2.1543 Meter 1 standing charge - £2.45 /day Meter 2 standing charge - £0.89 / day Meter 2 standing charge - £19.04 / day

The name of your supplier for electricity and gas, for each year as far back as possible without incurring unreasonable cost or working time for you.

Electricity Suppliers NPower from approx. 2010 to 2013 Scottish Power 2013 to date

Gas Supplier West Mercia Energy 2010 to date

Have you, or do you intend to, apply to set up a satellite site or annex? If so, please could you let me know where you intend to set up such a site, for how many pupils, and when?

We do not intend to set up a satellite site or annex.

Have you applied for, or do you intend to apply for, capital funding to expand? If so, please let me know how much you have applied for, or intend to apply for, for 2018-19, 2019-2020, 2020-2021 and 2021-2022.

Due to rules on the funding of the expansion of selective schools we are not able to apply for capital funding to expand.

Do you plan to increase your planned admission number over the next four years? If so, please let me know the current PAN for 2017-18, and the intended PAN for 2018-19, 2019-2020, 2020-2021 and 2021-2022.

We plan to increase our PAN from 120 to 150 for 2018-19 therefore our PAN in the years you have selected is planned to be 120 in 2017-18, 150 in 2018-19, 150 in 2019-2020, 150 in 2020-2021 and 150 in 2021-2022.

The home-to-school distance of the last successful applicant, assuming distance was used to allocate this place.

This was not used to allocate this place.

The admission criterion under which the last successful applicant was admitted.

The last successful applicant was admitted on the basis of their qualifying rank in the Entrance Test.

The number of unsuccessful on-time applicants remaining on the school’s waiting list (if any).

We have four boys remaining on the waiting list.

The total number of Reception places offered for September 2017

As a secondary school, we do not offer Reception places. We offered 120 Year 7 places and on allocation day we had 18 boys on the waiting list, eight of whom subsequently gained a place through the appeal process.

A request for information on the outcome of pay increase decisions taken for September 2017 for teachers in your school.

The school implemented a 1% pay increase to all pay ranges.

The lowest rank place in the admission test results of a child admitted to Sir Thomas Rich’s, currently on the school role. Please exclude any children who did not meet the qualifying standard who were subsequently admitted.

The lowest placed rank for each year of entry is as follows:

September 2017 entry Down to rank 265 September 2016 entry Down to rank 275 * September 2015 entry Down to rank 205 September 2014 entry Down to rank 223 # September 2013 entry Down to rank 192 # September 2012 entry Down to rank 199 # September 2011 entry Down to rank 235 #

  • Some Gloucestershire Grammar Schools increased the number of qualifying Year 7 pupils they admitted in September 2016. As a result, there was an increase in how far down the rankings places were allocated in all Grammar Schools across the county.

Entrance was based on achieving a minimum pass mark and applicants were not given a rank. However, we have calculated the rank equivalent for these years.

How many children sat an entrance exam for your school in the last 3 years

We can now report that 796 boys sat the Gloucestershire Grammar Schools test in September 2016

How many children passed the entrance exam for you school in each of the last 3 years that data is available

We can now report that 318 boys who sat the Gloucestershire Grammar Schools test* in September 2016 met the qualifying standard for Sir Thomas Rich’s.

How many children eligible for free school meals sat an entrance exam for your school in the last 3 years

Our Admissions Policy sets out the criteria for entry to Sir Thomas Rich’s. As eligibility for Free School Meals has not been included within our policy, we do not collect this data for the testing and results process.

How many children eligible for free school meals passed the entrance exam for you school in each of the last 3 years

Our Admissions Policy sets out the criteria for entry to Sir Thomas Rich’s. As eligibility for Free School Meals has not been included within our policy, we do not collect this data for the testing and results process.

How many children eligible for free school meals who passed the entrance exam received a place at your school?

Due to the low numbers involved in each year group individual children would be identifiable. Therefore, this information is personal data as defined by the Data Protection Act 1998

What is your DfE URN?

136306

How did you advertise your most recent vacancy for an English teacher?

Internally and Externally

Through which channels did you advertise for the most recent vacancy for an English teacher?

The Gloucestershire County Council online Job Board, School Website, E-Teach, Gloucester Citizen and Gloucestershire Echo, TES.

How many applications did you receive for the most recent vacancy for an English teacher?

9

How many candidates did you interview for the most recent vacancy for an English teacher?

4

When was the appointment made for the most recent vacancy for an English teacher?

7/5/2015

Did you advertise for more than one English teacher in the advert for the most recent vacancy for an English teacher?

No

Was the role for the most recent vacancy for an English teacher advertised at a specific point on the pay scale?

No

Was the role for the most recent vacancy for an English teacher advertised as having other leadership responsibilities?

No

Was the role for the most recent vacancy for an English teacher advertised with dual (or more) subject responsibility?

No

How did you advertise your most recent vacancy for an Maths teacher?

Internally and Externally

On what date was the first advertisement for the most recent vacancy for an Maths teacher placed?

18/11/2016

Through which channels did you advertise for the most recent vacancy for an Maths teacher?

The Gloucestershire County Council online Job Board, School Website, E-Teach, Gloucester Citizen and Gloucestershire Echo, TES.

How many applications did you receive for the most recent vacancy for an Maths teacher?

6

How many candidates did you interview for the most recent vacancy for an Maths teacher?

3

When was the appointment made for the most recent vacancy for an Maths teacher?

31/12/2016

Did you advertise for more than one Maths teacher in the advert for the most recent vacancy for an Maths teacher?

No

Was the role for the most recent vacancy for an Maths teacher advertised at a specific point on the pay scale?

No

Was the role for the most recent vacancy for an Maths teacher advertised as having other leadership responsibilities?

No

Was the role for the most recent vacancy for an Maths teacher advertised with dual (or more) subject responsibility?

No

Was the role for the most recent vacancy for an Maths teacher advertised as a part time role?

No

What are the admission criteria for entry to the Sixth Form?

5 GCSE grades at A/7 or above

Do you have a policy which sets out requirements for progression in the Sixth Form?

No

In the last 5 years have you refused to allow a student to continue their studies in Year 13 of the Sixth Form after failing to achieve particular academic benchmarks?

No