Blacon High School, A Specialist Sports College

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Display catchment area
School Type
Foundation school
Admissions criteria (2018)
Admission based on a catchment area
Oversubscribed Status
In 2018 it was oversubscribed
Ofsted Grade
Ofsted grade it as Good

Admissions for pupils (starting September 2018)

Oversubscribed Status
Priority admission
Catchment area
Cutoff type
Straight line
Cutoff distance
1,518 metres inside catchment
Admission number
Not Known
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:
Catchment area
Cutoff type:
Straight line
Cutoff distance:
1,518 metres inside catchment
Size of SAA (km2):
3.47 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
17 pupils
English as first language
97% of pupils
Gender split (Boys/Girls)
53% / 47% of pupils
Pupils taking free meals
28% of pupils


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 2009 2012 2013 2016
Ofsted Grade: 3 3 3 2
Quality of Teaching: 3 3 3 2
Achievement of Pupils: 3 3 3 2
Behaviour and Safety of Pupils: 2 3 2 2
Leadership and Management: 2 3 3 2
1 - Outstanding 2 - Good 3 - Requires Improv. 4 - Inadequate NR - Not Rated

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School contact

LEA contact: Cheshire West and Chester

Schools near Melbourne Road, Chester, CH1 5JH

School name Other schools nearby Oversubscribed Ofsted grade
Blacon High School, A Specialist Sports College
Yes 2 - Good
St. David's High School
No NR Not Rated
Christleton International Studio
Unknown NR Not Rated
Queen's Park High School
No 3 - Requires Improvement
The Catholic High School, Chester A Specialist Science College
No 2 - Good
Upton-by-Chester High School
Yes 2 - Good
The Bishops' Blue Coat Church of England High School
Yes 2 - Good
John Summers High School
No NR Not Rated
The Whitby High School
Yes 2 - Good
Christleton High School
Yes 1 - Outstanding