Archbishop Holgate's School, A Church of England Academy

Secondary
Post 16

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This school has 1 parent review

Pupils
1547
Ages
11 - 18
Gender
Mixed
Type
Academy - Converter mainstream
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.06
Ofsted Report
(23/1/07)
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75%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths
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The school remains slightly smaller than average but has grown very significantly since 2000 and is now oversubscribed. Over half its pupils come from outside of its designated catchment area. Most pupils are White British and the numbers of pupils from minority ethnic groups and whose first language is not English is well below the national average. The proportion of pupils eligible for free school meals is also low. The proportion of pupils with learning disabilities and/or difficulties is broadly in line with that nationally. However, the numbers who have statements of special educational need is above average and is also high in comparison to other schools in the local authority. The school changed its status from Voluntary Controlled to a Voluntary Aided Church of England School in 2004. A quarter of the places it offers are awarded on faith grounds, including any denomination and recognised world faiths. It was one of the first schools to be awarded Specialist Science College status in 2002. It achieved the Secondary Quality Mark in 2003 and the Sportsmark Award in 2004 and was also designated as a Leading Edge School in 2004. In 2006 it was awarded High Performing School status and its Specialist Science status re-affirmed. It also gained an Inclusion Award and was designated a National Support School by the Department for Education and Skills and achieved the Healthy Schools Award in that year. It has recently received confirmation that it has been successful in its bid for a second specialism, in vocational education, from April 2007.

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Archbishop Holgate's School, A Church of England Academy Reviews

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“Overpriced school uniforms”
AUTHOR:
"> I am no longer a parent of a school-age child but do have a deal to do with several school-agers, some of whom will be starting at Archbishop Holgate's this September. There has been much publicity about the cost of school uniforms. I have been spoken to by parents about this and am surprised they have had to pay such large sums out for items of clothing which incorporate the school logo. I queried as to why they didn't buy the stitch-on logo badge and am astounded to learn that this school doesn't provide/sell them, thus making every term or outgrown article very expensive to replace. Many of these parents are not 'disadvantaged' and/or receiving external financial help. They are just 'managing' on their earnings and being able to save any little amount of money is essential for them. Surely any help that can be given to financially overstretched parents should be given and a small gesture would be to ensure they could purchase a logo badge. Please note: this is not a criticism of the school as I understand the education of the pupils is excellent and I give a four star rating, because nothing is perfect.
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