Dyke House Sports and Technology College

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Dyke House Sports and Technology College


Name Dyke House Sports and Technology College
Website http://www.dykehousecollege.com/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 07 October 2015
Address Mapleton Road, Hartlepool, TS24 8NQ
Phone Number 01429266377
Type Academy
Age Range 11-19
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 1240 (46% boys 54% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 16.5
Academy Sponsor Northern Education Trust
Local Authority Hartlepool
Percentage Free School Meals 33.8%
Percentage English is Not First Language 3.7%
Persisitent Absence 25.5%
Pupils with SEN Support 9.8%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

The school became a sponsor-led academy with the Northern Education Trust from 1 April 2013. The academy offers and uses an off-site provision called ACE. This provision provides for vulnerable students at risk of permanent exclusion, and includes pupils and students from primary feeder and other local authority secondary schools. The overwhelming majority of students are of White British heritage. The proportion of students entitled to take free school meals is almost twice the national average. The academy is now an 11 to 19 provider, having opened a sixth form in September 2014. There is a 0–4-year-old early years provision on the academy site, which is managed by the governing body but registered separately with Ofsted. The academy links with partner schools within the trust, but currently has a specific link with one, Grangefield Academy in Stockton. The proportion of students on school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is broadly average.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The academy is continuing to get better because : senior leaders, staff and governors share a common desire to improve all aspects of its provision. Students behave impeccably and work really well with each other. With very few exceptions, students have a very positive attitude to their work. The curriculum provides many opportunities for students to develop their key literacy and numeracy skills. Academy-based initiatives for targeted students, such as the Year 7 and Year 8 catch-up groups and the ACE (Alternative Curriculum Environment) inclusion centre, are helping these students to be more successful in their work. Senior leaders tackle ineffective or inadequate teaching quickly. As a result, the quality of teaching, learning and assessment is good and improving. Governors are knowledgeable about the academy and they work very well with senior leaders. Almost all disadvantaged students are making at least good progress. The arrangements for safeguarding the students are effective, and the overwhelming majority say they enjoy attending the academy and feel safe. The staff and parents are very positive about the academy. The overall quality of the new 16 to 19 study programmes is good. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Gaps still exist in the achievement of different groups of students, and the progress of disadvantaged students is still below that of their peers and the national average. The academy website is inaccurate. The governing body has not met all the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. Leaders’ monitoring of the quality of the 16 to 19 study programmes is improving but is not yet robust enough.