Formby High School

Name Formby High School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school, converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.
Inspection Date 08 May 2008
Address Freshfield Road, Formby, Liverpool, Merseyside, L37 3HW
Phone Number 01704873100
Type Secondary
Age Range 11-18
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 1147 (48% boys 52% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 17.3
Academy Sponsor Formby High School
Local Authority Sefton
Percentage Free School Meals 7%
Percentage English is Not First Language 1.7%
Persisitent Absence 9.6%
Pupils with SEN Support 5.9%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Description of the school

Formby High School is situated to the north of Liverpool. It is very popular within the community: there are more applications for places than the school can provide. The proportion of students entitled to free school meals is approximately half the national average and most students are of White British origin. The proportion of students who have learning difficulties and/or disabilities and of those who have a statement of special education need is below average. The school is located in an area of relative prosperity but a significant minority of learners come from disadvantaged backgrounds. Formby High School’s designation as specialist college for performing arts is well established and attracts growing numbers of students from outside its immediate area with an interest and ability in the performing arts. As an Extended School, Formby High School offers services beyond the school day to students and the community. The school has achieved the Basic Skills Quality Mark, the new Sports Mark and Arts Mark Gold awards. Key for inspection grades Grade 1 Outstanding Grade 2 Good Grade 3 Satisfactory Grade 4 Inadequate