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The Barlow RC High School and Specialist Science College
Parrs Wood Road, East Didsbury, Manchester M20 6BX
The Barlow RC High School and Specialist Science College is a non-selective, Roman Catholic secondary school maintained by the local authority (Manchester). It has about 870 boys and girls aged between 11 and 16. In June 2019 the school was rated 'Good' by Ofsted.
Particular strengths include Admissions, Progress, Attainment and Representation. Relative weaknesses include Environment, Finances and Destinations.
The school's overall score (out of 100) is given below. Coloured segments show the contributions of each indicator, explained in more detail below. Hover over the segments for details. Personalise the score by clicking on the button to set your own priorities.

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0.4Parrs Wood High School
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Admissions: Above average. The occupancy rate is roughly average and the offer rate is very high. There is no compulsory entrance exam.
Progress: Above average. (This takes into account pupils' prior performance. For information about actual grades, see Attainment.)
Attainment: About average. (This doesn't take into account pupils' prior performance. For that, see Progress.)
Representation: Slightly out of balance. The socio-economic mix and ethnic representation are both slightly out of balance with the local community.
Attendance: About average. Pupil absence rates and the incidence of persistent absence are both roughly average.
Disadvantaged pupils: About average. Progress up to age 16 is above average. Destinations at 16 are poor. There is no information for students aged 16-18.
Destinations: Poor. The proportion of students going on to education or training at 16 is quite low.
Finances: Poor. However, the school budget has been roughly in balance
Environment: Poor. Air pollution and traffic accidents are quite high, while crime is very high.
Sixth form: There is no sixth form at this school.
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