Egglescliffe School

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About Egglescliffe School

Name Egglescliffe School
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mrs Lindsay Oyston
Address Urlay Nook Road, Eaglescliffe, Stockton-on-Tees, TS16 0LA
Phone Number 01642352570
Phase Academy
Type Academy converter
Age Range 11-18
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 1525
Local Authority Stockton-on-Tees
Highlights from Latest Inspection

What is it like to attend this school?

Pupils flourish in this highly inclusive environment. They are committed to their learning.

This is reflected in their high attendance and purposeful engagement in lessons. The school encourages pupils to 'be the best they can'. Pupils enjoy an expansive range of experiences that broaden their horizons and inspire them to achieve ambitious goals.

Pupils are happy and safe. They build resilience in learning and life through precisely planned opportunities. Students in the sixth form are leaders in the school.

They teach and mentor younger pupils. Sixth-form students are well-prepared for the exciting and prestigious opportunities that lie ahead of them.
...r/>Pupils benefit from an exceptional curriculum that goes beyond the expected.

Pupils learn important knowledge while developing different perspectives on the world. For example, while learning about the history of the Civil War, they also consider this from the viewpoint of a female historical figure.

Pupils meet the high standards leaders set for behaviour with pride.

They value their learning highly. Pupils also embrace the kindness that the school promotes. The school takes swift and effective action if pupils' behaviour falls below expectations.

Personal development is at the heart of the school. Across the curriculum, high-quality education is skilfully enriched with unique and inspiring opportunities. Pupils can explore their talents in many ways.

This includes singing at the Venice Basilica and working with local engineering firms.

What does the school do well and what does it need to do better?

Pupils benefit from an exceptionally well-designed curriculum. Leaders have created sequences of learning that enable pupils to acquire deep knowledge.

The school clearly identifies the important knowledge and skills that pupils need to learn in each subject. Staff check pupils' learning carefully. For example, in English, pupils receive personalised targets to improve their work.

Pupils and teachers check pupils' responses closely until the pupils have mastered them. This supports pupils to write independent high-quality responses.

Teachers have excellent subject knowledge.

They use this knowledge to inspire pupils in the classroom and beyond. Teachers explain complicated learning in a clear way. Pupils build confidence in lessons.

They are happy to contribute and debate ideas. In music, the school places a strong emphasis on performance and composition. Pupils are proud to perform in front of their peers.

Students in the sixth form are articulate about how their learning has developed from Year 7 to Year 13.

The school is ambitious for all pupils. Barriers to learning are swiftly addressed.

Pupils who struggle with reading receive targeted support to catch up. Pupils value this support and the independence it gives them. Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) are thriving at the school.

They benefit from high-quality relationships. Staff know pupils well. They ensure pupils with SEND enjoy discrete support where needed.

This continues in the sixth form. Pupils move on to rewarding opportunities after leaving the school. A comprehensive careers programme supports this ambition.

Pupils benefit from the school's dedication to providing exceptional pastoral care. Personalised support and thoughtful involvement of external agencies ensure attendance levels are high. Students in the sixth form demonstrate commitment to learning.

This goes beyond their academic lessons. Sixth-form students contribute to pupils' development in the younger years. For example, they act as subject ambassadors or teach mathematics to small groups.

Sixth-form students also champion diversity. They create and run extra-curricular groups exploring the role of ethnic minorities in modern society.

Providing an expansive education is a core aim of the multi-academy trust.

The school embraces this vision. Pupils benefit from a vibrant curriculum. The school promotes learning across a broad range of subjects.

To enhance this, opportunities for enrichment are plentiful. For example, the science curriculum teaches pupils in- depth knowledge about space. Inspirational external speakers bring this learning to life.

Pupils learn to build their own satellites. The school is also proud of its wider music curriculum. A significant proportion of pupils enjoy expert music tuition.

In addition, many pupils engage in a wide range of sports at local, regional and national level. This helps pupils to discover hidden talents or develop existing ones.

Pupils benefit from strong leadership in the school.

Several leaders have wider responsibilities across the multi-academy trust. They are experts in their field. Staff continually strive to improve their practice.

A high-quality professional development programme supports this well. Staff are proud to work at the school. They appreciate the efforts leaders make to reduce their workload.

Governors and trustees have wide-ranging skills and expertise. They use this to challenge and support leaders. The trust vision, 'inspiring excellence in learning and life' ,underpins their strategic work.

Parents are overwhelmingly positive about the school. They appreciate the wider development the school provides for their child.


The arrangements for safeguarding are effective.

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