Kirk Balk Academy

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School Type
Academy sponsor led
Admissions criteria (2018)
Admission based on proximity
Oversubscribed Status
In 2018 it was oversubscribed
Ofsted Grade
Ofsted grade it as Requires improvement

Admissions for pupils (starting September 2018)

Oversubscribed Status
Priority admission
No catchment area
Cutoff type
Straight line
Cutoff distance
4,123 metres
Admission number
Number of preferences
Not Known

Past admissions status is no guarantee of future admissions, we advise you to always check with the school.


Admissions history

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School Admission area in 2018

  • Oversubscribed
Priority Admission
No catchment area
Cutoff type:
Straight line
Cutoff distance:
4,123 metres
Size of SAA (km2):
53.45 km2
Catchment area

School's admission trend:

  • Harder to get a place

This school's successful applicant area has been decreasing for the last 1 year. This mean it's harder to get a place inside.

Secondary School
  • Size of successful admission area
  • Not Oversubscribed

2017 Census

Number of pupils
Age range
11-16 years old
Class size
27 pupils
Does not apply
English as first language
99% of pupils
Gender split (Boys/Girls)
52% / 48% of pupils
Pupils taking free meals
14% of pupils


This school name was Kirk Balk Community College until 30-05-2014.
This school type was Community school until 30-05-2014.
GCSE: Pupils achieving 5 or more good passes (inc English and Maths)
Sixth form: Average point score per pupil
Not Known
Ofsted inspection results: View Report
CRITERIA 2013 2017
Ofsted Grade: 3 3
Quality of Teaching: 3 3
Achievement of Pupils: 3 3
Behaviour and Safety of Pupils: 2 2
Leadership and Management: 3 2
1 - Outstanding 2 - Good 3 - Requires Improv. 4 - Inadequate NR - Not Rated

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School contact

LEA contact: Barnsley

Schools near West Street, Barnsley, S74 9HX

School name Other schools nearby Oversubscribed Ofsted grade
Kirk Balk Academy
Yes 3 - Requires Improvement
Barnsley Academy
No 3 - Requires Improvement
Netherwood Academy
No 3 - Requires Improvement
Northern College for Residential Adult Education Limited
Unknown NR Not Rated
Ecclesfield School
Yes 4 - Inadequate
Barnsley College
Unknown NR Not Rated
Outwood Academy Shafton
No 2 - Good
Horizon Community College
Yes 2 - Good
Wath Comprehensive School : A Language College
Yes 4 - Inadequate
Wingfield Academy
Yes 2 - Good