Bishop Milner Catholic College

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Bishop Milner Catholic College

Name Bishop Milner Catholic College
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 23 June 2015
Address Bishop Milner Catholic College, Burton Road, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 3BY
Phone Number 01384889422
Type Secondary
Age Range 11-18
Religious Character Roman Catholic
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 870 (47% boys 53% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.1
Academy Sponsor The St John Bosco Catholic Academy
Local Authority Dudley
Percentage Free School Meals 14.7%
Percentage English is Not First Language 12.8%
Persisitent Absence 9.9%
Pupils with SEN Support 13.2%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Bishop Milner Catholic College is a smaller then averaged-sized secondary school. Bishop Milner Catholic College converted to become an academy as part of the St. John Bosco Multi-Academy Company on 1st September 2013. The academy’s governors make up the Academy Committee, which is overseen by the board of the Multi-Academy Company. The majority of students are White British, with a higher than average proportion of students from a variety of other ethnic backgrounds. The proportion of students who are supported by the pupil premium funding (additional government funding that provides support to disadvantaged students who are eligible for free school meals or are in the care of the local authority) is below the national average. The proportion of disabled students and those who have special educational needs is below the national average. The academy meets the current government’s floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for students’ attainment and progress at Key Stage 4. A very small number of students study courses away from the academy at Dudley College and The Cherry Tree Learning Centre.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Students achieve well at this academy because of the determined drive by leaders and governors to raise standards in teaching and achievement. Students’ achievement is now good. Students’ behaviour and their attitudes to learning are exemplary. The highly effective relationships that exist between students themselves, and with teachers, create a calm and caring community. Older students support younger ones very well. The academy’s focus on improving the progress of disadvantaged students is having a positive impact. These students make good progress. The quality of teaching is now good and continues to improve; staff are well trained and supported in developing their skills. Students are very proud of their academy; they are kept completely safe and say they are well cared for. The sixth form is good; students are well prepared for the next stage in their lives. They are excellent role models for younger students. Governors do a good job in supporting the work of leaders and holding them to account for their actions. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Not all students, including those in the sixth form and particularly those who are the most able, consistently make the rapid progress they are capable of. The academy’s focus on developing students’ confidence with numbers is not as embedded as its work to improve reading and writing. Although these are narrowing, there continue to be gaps between the achievement of disadvantaged students and their classmates. Not all leaders use information about students’ achievement in their areas of responsibility to evaluate the impact of their actions.