North Liverpool Academy

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About North Liverpool Academy

Name North Liverpool Academy
Ofsted Inspections
Principal Mrs Emily Vernon
Address 120 Heyworth Street, Liverpool, L5 0SQ
Phone Number 01512604044
Phase Academy
Type Academy sponsor led
Age Range 11-18
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 1327
Local Authority Liverpool
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The standard of education has improved since the last inspection and is now good. A new principal was appointed in June 2016 and since then leadership and management, including governance, have been effective in making the improvements required. Outcomes are good and have improved further this year.

The school met the government's floor standard in 2016. Pupils from all starting points make good progress across a broad range of subjects, including English and mathematics. In a minority of subjects, disadvantaged pupils and those with higher starting points do not yet match the good achievement seen elsewhere.

Leaders, including governors,... effectively monitor and evaluate the use of the pupil premium and funding to support pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities. Teachers assess pupils' knowledge and understanding accurately. They use this information to plan activities that challenge and motivate pupils, including the most able.

In a minority of lessons, pupils are not provided with work that is hard enough. Leaders have high expectations of behaviour, which is far better than at the last inspection. Pupils say that the school is a safe place where bullying is rare.

Exclusions are reducing. Pupils' attendance is improving overall. However, the attendance of disadvantaged pupils and those who have special educational needs and/or disabilities needs to improve further.

Pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is good. Diversity is recognised and celebrated. Fundamental British values are taught well.

Leaders regularly monitor and accurately assess the progress towards achieving their school improvement priorities. Consequently, leaders' plans are effective in ensuring that the school continues to get better. School leaders have introduced a curriculum that meets the needs of the pupils.

They study a broad range of subjects and follow appropriate qualifications. Careers guidance is impartial, well led and of a good standard. Consequently, pupils move on to appropriate next steps in education, employment and/or training, including disadvantaged pupils.

The sixth form is now good. It is effectively led and, consequently, has improved since the last inspection. Outcomes are good because : students are taught well.

When they leave, an increasing number of students move on to university courses, further education, employment or training.

Information about this school

The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. The school complies with Department for Education guidance on what academies should publish.

This is a large school, with significantly more pupils than the national average. The school also includes 16 to 19 provision. The number of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities supported by the school is well above the national average.

The number of pupils who have a statement of special educational needs or an education, health and care plan is below the national average. The proportion of disadvantaged students and those supported by the pupil premium is above the national average. A very small number of pupils attend alternative provision, at Harmonize Academy and New Heights High School.

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