Selby High School Specialist School for the Arts and Science

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Selby High School Specialist School for the Arts and Science

Name Selby High School Specialist School for the Arts and Science
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Leeds Road, Selby, YO8 4HT
Phone Number 01757703327
Type Secondary
Age Range 11-16
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 1161 (46.3% boys 53.7% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 18.2
Local Authority North Yorkshire
Percentage Free School Meals 12.5%
Percentage English is Not First Language 6.6%
Persistent Absence 13.1%
Pupils with SEN Support 8.8%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (19 November 2013)
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Information about this school

This school is larger than most secondary schools. The school is currently going through a period of building work and extension. The proportion of students known to be eligible for the pupil premium (additional funding provided by the government to support pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, children looked after by the local authority and children of military personnel) is below average. The proportion of students supported at school action is a little below the national average. The proportion of students supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is below average. The vast majority of students are from White British heritage backgrounds. A small number of students attend off-site provision at Selby College on a part-time basis. They follow vocational programmes leading to an initial qualification, for example, relating to engineering. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for students’ attainment and progress.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Students make good progress, particularly in English, mathematics and science. As a result, students’ attainment has risen each year for the last seven years and is now above the national average at GCSE. Good teaching, and some that is outstanding, enables the students’ good progress. The vast majority of students are keen to learn and this assists their good progress in lessons and their desire to improve their work. Students’ behaviour around the school is good. Students are friendly and courteous. Students say that they feel safe in school and know who to go to should they need help. The governing body, senior leaders and some subject leaders have acted decisively to improve the school’s work since the previous inspection. As a result, students’ achievement and the quality of teaching have improved from satisfactory to good. It is not yet an outstanding school because : There is not enough outstanding teaching. Some teachers do not question students closely enough to develop their thinking. Teachers do not always ensure that students have the skills or opportunities to find things out for themselves. Teachers do not always make it clear to students how to improve their work or check that they have done this. Some subject leaders do not check closely enough how well students are doing or hold teachers to account.