Redbridge Community School are consulting on the school’s admissions policy for the academic year 2022-2023.
The consultation will run for six weeks between Monday 14th December 2020 and Monday 25th January 2021.
We welcome views from any interested parties. Please email your comments to: X, stating whether you are a parent/carer of a student at Redbridge Community School or another school, a local resident, a member of school staff or any other interested party.
Redbridge Community School are, along with the other secondary school members of the Reach Cooperative Trust, the Aspire Community Trust and the Hamwic Education Trust, are consulting on the removal of their catchment area. The reasons for this are summarised below
Currently, seven of the twelve secondary schools within the Southampton City Council boundary do not operate a catchment area. The decision to consult on the removal of the catchment area for the remaining five schools has been made to offer parity of practice across the city and to simplify the operation of the admissions process so that this is more accessible and transparent for parents.
The remaining catchment areas within the boundary are historic and no longer wholly appropriate to the demographics and distribution of families within the city.
St Mark’s Primary School will be expanding to become an all-through school, with Year 7 entry beginning in September 2022. This additional secondary resource would further impact the suitability of the existing catchments within the boundary if they were to remain.
Analysis of the impact of the removal of catchments was completed on recent cohorts and showed an effect on a very small number of families (under 10% of those admitted to schools under the catchment criteria of their chosen school). In some cases, the removal of catchment would have allowed children to access their nearest school which is currently not accessible to them due to the nature of the relevant school’s catchment area.
Southampton is an urban area with a dense distribution of schools. There is available provision within the city to accommodate pupils in a school at a reasonable distance from their home without the need of a catchment area to ‘protect’ their address in the way that may be needed in more rural areas, or where schools are at greater distances from residential developments.
There are no other changes proposed to the admissions policy at this time.
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Redbridge Community School, Southampton, is a school that is at the very heart of its community.
We provide an exciting curriculum and range of opportunities aimed at raising attainment and excellence in performance of all our students. A strong ethos of care and respect permeates throughout the school, in which the learning and success of each individual is paramount.
At Redbridge we avoid pretense, we pride ourselves on the vibrant, honest and inclusive learning atmosphere our community creates on a daily basis. Visitors repeatedly tell us that they feel the positive energy and the fun from the minute they walk through the doors until the time they leave. We encourage you to not simply take our word for it, please arrange a visit to the school to see a normal day in action. I'm sure you will soon understand why we take so much pride in what we do at Redbridge on an everyday basis.
The Ardeche Adventure is a week long trip to the South of France where students and staff take part in a variety of adventurous activities. The highlight of the week is a two day canoeing excursion along the Ardeche River through the gorge, running rapids, cliff jumping, sleeping under the stars, laughing joking and being part of a team.
This annual trip is available to year groups 7-11.
For more information please email Mrs L. Mason at