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The Spires College
Westlands Lane, Torquay TQ1 3PE
The Spires College is a non-selective secondary school maintained by the local authority (Torbay). It has about 1130 boys and girls aged between 11 and 18. In April 2017 the school was rated 'Good' by Ofsted.
Particular strengths include Admissions. Relative weaknesses include 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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Admissions: Above average. The occupancy rate is very low and the offer rate is quite high. There is no compulsory entrance exam.
Representation: Slightly out of balance. The socio-economic mix and ethnic representation are both slightly out of balance with the local community.
Progress: About average. Up to age 16 it is about average, while at ages 16-18 it is below average. (This takes into account pupils' prior performance. For information about actual grades, see Attainment.)
Disadvantaged pupils: Below average. Progress up to age 16 is above average. Destinations at 16 are above average. Progress at 16-18 is about average. Destinations at 18 (allowing for attainment) are poor.
Attendance: Below average. Pupil absence rates and the incidence of persistent absence are both quite high.
Attainment: Below average. Up to age 16 it is below average, while at ages 16-18 it is poor. (This doesn't take into account pupils' prior performance. For that, see Progress.)
Destinations: Poor. The proportion of students going on to education or training at 16 is roughly average, while at 18 (allowing for attainment) it is very low.
Environment: Poor. Air pollution and traffic accidents are very high, while crime is quite high.
Sixth form: Poor. Attainment is poor, progress is below average and destinations at 18 (allowing for attainment) are poor.
Finances: Poor. This is because the school budget has been in deficit
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