Northfield School and Sports College

Secondary

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Not Rated

This school has 3 parent reviews

Thames Road
Billingham
TS22 5EG
01642557373
Bust
Pupils
1366
Cake
Ages
11 - 16
Gender
Gender
Mixed
Building
Type
Community school
Mr ofsted
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.04
Ofsted Report
(6/7/16)
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56%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) or A*-C including English and maths
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Northfield School and Sports College is much larger than the average-sized secondary school. Most pupils are White British. There are very few pupils from minority ethnic groups. Very few speak English as an additional language. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities is average. There is specialist provision for visually impaired pupils. An average proportion of pupils are supported through pupil premium funding. The pupil-premium funding is additional funding for pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals and those who are looked after by the local authority. A very small number of pupils attend the local authority Aspire provision full-time for specialist support for their personal needs. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress by the end of Year 11. The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website.

Northfield School and Sports College Catchment Area Map

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Northfield School and Sports College Reviews

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BY PARENTS, FOR PARENTS

“Requires improvement”
AUTHOR:
"> Was a good school, teachers leave, young inexperienced staff. Now in my opinion it is a failing school under current Head and would not recommend if you want your child to do well. Can see Ofsted putting into special measures. Speaks volumes when staff do not stay, management team poor. Avoid this school.
“"Requires Improvement" Certainly does!”
AUTHOR:
"> Previously a very good school. In 2008 Ofsted rated it Outstanding. But since the new Headteacher was appointed in 2010 subsequent Ofsted inspections have down-graded the school to Grade 2 in 2011 and Grade 3 (Requires Improvement)in 2014. In the Summary of Key Findings Ofsted stated: "This is a school that requires improvement. It is not good because students do not make good progress. Teaching is not always effective and too much requires improvement." In a parental questionnaire which formed part of the 2011 inspection, Ofsted noted that 23% of respondents felt that lessons were disrupted by bad behavior and 13% felt the school did not respond to their concerns. Many of the people in senior positions are much younger (and so less experienced) than in equivalent posts in other schools. This view is supported by anecdotal evidence from parents I've spoken to who have or have had kids at the school.
“"Requires Improvement"”
AUTHOR:
"> Had a good reputation under the previous head teacher. The school has gone from Outstanding in 2008 to Requires Improvement (in the latest inspection in 2014). A number of teachers who have left. Couldn't recommend the school under the current management regime.
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