New Seaham Academy

Name New Seaham Academy
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 14 October 2008
Address Byron Terrace, Seaham, County Durham, SR7 0HX
Phone Number 01915813046
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 262 (48% boys 52% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 37.4
Academy Sponsor New Seaham Academy
Local Authority County Durham
Percentage Free School Meals 7.8%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0.8%
Persisitent Absence 4.4%
Pupils with SEN Support 9.9%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Description of the school

The school serves the western part of Seaham on the east Durham coast. Although most pupils live in the immediate vicinity of the school, an increasing number travel from further afield due to the school’s popularity. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic communities, including those who speak English as an additional language, is small. Free school meal entitlement is rising but remains below average. The proportion of pupils with learning difficulties and/or disabilities is also increasing but is still below that seen nationally. Children enter the school’s Reception class from a variety of early years’ placements, including two which are state funded Nursery schools. The school has earned several national awards including, the Basic Skills Quality Mark; the Information and Communication Technology Award (ICT) and has achieved the Healthy Schools Award. Key for inspection grades Grade 1 Outstanding Grade 2 Good Grade 3 Satisfactory Grade 4 Inadequate