Whitley Bay High School

Secondary
Post 16

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Deneholm
Whitley Bay
NE25 9AS
01917317070
Pupils
1640
Ages
13 - 18
Gender
Mixed
Type
Foundation school
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.06
Ofsted Report
(2/5/13)
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79%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths
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This is larger than the average-sized secondary school. It is deemed to be a secondary school, but students enter the school in Year 9 rather than in Year 7. The sixth form is larger than average with approximately 80 students each year joining in Year 12 from other schools. The proportion of students known to be eligible for the pupil premium is low. The pupil premium provides additional funding for children in local authority care, those whose parents are in the forces and those known to be eligible for free school meals. The proportion of students identified with special educational needs and supported through school action is below average. The proportion of students supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is below average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for students’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics. There is specialist provision at school for 10 students with moderate learning difficulties. Some students access alternative courses from a range of different providers, including the Barnardo’s Palmersville Programme, Moorbridge, PALS (personalised achievement through learning support) and the Whitley Bay Student Support Centre. The school was awarded Teaching School status in July 2011. Whitley Bay High School is the lead school in its Teaching School Alliance. As such, the school is involved in regional and national developments in teaching and learning and professional development. The executive headteacher is a National Leader of Education, and is supporting one other school in the pyramid within which Whitley Bay High School is part. The school deploys Specialist Leaders of Education to support improvements in other schools. The school is a National Support School. The school has a variety of awards, including Investors in People (gold award).

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This information is provided as a guide only. The areas from which pupils are admitted to a school can change from year to year to reflect the number of siblings and pupils admitted under high priority admissions criteria.

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  3. On each school page, use the link to visit the school website and find information on individual school admissions criteria. Geographical criteria are only applied after pupils have been admitted on higher priority criteria such as Looked After Children, SEN, siblings, etc.

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