Astley Community High School

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About Astley Community High School

Name Astley Community High School
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mr J Barnes
Address Elsdon Avenue, Seaton Delaval, NE25 0BP
Phone Number 01912371505
Phase Secondary
Type Community school
Age Range 13-18
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 563
Local Authority Northumberland
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Leaders and managers have transformed the quality of educational provision at the school. Resolute and determined, they have maintained a relentless focus on improving standards and tackling weakness.

Pupils' achievement is good. In the 2015 GCSE examinations, almost every group of pupils made good progress from their starting points in both English and mathematics. Improving the quality of teaching has been at the heart of the school's work.

Teaching is now consistently good and some is inspirational. Pupils enjoy learning. They value and appreciate the care taken by teachers to help them with their studies.

Written work is care...fully assessed and pupils respond thoughtfully to the guidance. Behaviour in lessons and around the school is good. Pupils are considerate and courteous.

They value learning and take pride in their work. Pupils are well-prepared for life in modern Britain and their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is strong. Relationships between all members of the community are characterised by care, tolerance and respect.

Learners in the sixth form thrive. They make good progress in lessons and are very well prepared for the next stage of their education. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Some middle leaders have yet to take on their share of the responsibility for driving up standards within their faculties and they are still reliant on senior leaders to carry out this work.

There remains too much variability between subjects in external examinations. The quality of teaching is not yet outstanding. As a result, pupils do not regularly make exceptional gains in their learning.

The attendance of some groups of pupils still needs to improve.

Information about this school

The school is smaller than the average-sized secondary school. The vast majority of pupils are from White British backgrounds and speak English as their first language.

Overall the proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is lower than the national average. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils whose learning is supported by the pupil premium is broadly average. The pupil premium is additional funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals or children looked after by the local authority.

The school meets the government's current floor standards. The school is in a hard federation with Seaton Sluice and Whytrig middle schools. The three schools share one governing body and the same executive headteacher.

Also at this postcode
Whytrig Community Middle School

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