Shoeburyness High School


Name Shoeburyness High School
Website http://www.shoeburynesshigh.co.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 15 November 2017
Address Caulfield Road, Shoeburyness, Southend-on-Sea, SS3 9LL
Phone Number 01702292286
Type Academy
Age Range 11-18
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 1753 (52% boys 48% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 13.5
Academy Sponsor Southend East Community Academy Trust
Local Authority Southend-on-Sea
Percentage Free School Meals 20.7%
Percentage English is Not First Language 4.8%
Persisitent Absence 7%
Pupils with SEN Support 14.3%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No
Highlights from Latest Inspection:

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 larger than the average-sized secondary school. The school is part of the Southend East Community Academy Trust. The majority of pupils are of White British heritage. Few pupils speak English as an additional language. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds is below average. The school has an integrated specialist resource provision for pupils with moderate learning difficulties. The proportion of pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities is significantly higher than average. The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium additional funding is significantly above average. A small number of pupils in Years 10 and 11 attend alternative provision at the YMCA in Southend-on Sea. The school meets current government floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for pupils’ achievement.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The headteacher is an inspirational leader. He and his senior leaders have developed a culture and ethos that celebrate success and provide a clear framework for improvement. The governing body and trustees are highly ambitious for the school and challenge senior leaders well. Behaviour is outstanding because pupils conduct themselves impeccably. Their attitudes are exceptionally positive, and they work very well with their teachers and their classmates in learning activities. Teachers use the school’s assessment systems to challenge pupils. This helps pupils to improve their knowledge and understanding. Staff value the training they receive. It helps them to develop personally and professionally. At the same time, it helps address whole-school improvement priorities. Standards in the sixth form were declining. However, academic and vocational results have shown positive improvement in 2017. Pupils who have special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities have their needs met well and make very good progress in lessons. Personal welfare and development are outstanding. Pupils are confident, resilient and successful learners. When challenged, they are keen to work together to solve problems. Pupils enjoy coming to school. Their attendance is above average and rising. Exclusions are well below national figures. There is a very good safeguarding culture in the school. Pupils understand how to keep safe in school and in society. In 2017, leaders’ actions have improved outcomes for all pupils. Current pupils make good progress. Leaders have improved the quality of teaching, learning and assessment. They now need to consider how best to move it to outstanding. Current students in the sixth form make good progress in most subjects. Some most able pupils do not, because their targets are not high enough or reviewed regularly.