St Edward’s College

Name St Edward’s College
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 11 May 2009
Address Sandfield Park, Liverpool, L12 1LF
Phone Number 01512811999
Type Academy
Age Range 11-18
Religious Character Roman Catholic
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 1113 (50% boys 50% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 17.4
Academy Sponsor St.Edward's College Edmund Rice Academy Trust
Local Authority Liverpool
Percentage Free School Meals 8.2%
Percentage English is Not First Language 3.8%
Persisitent Absence 7.3%
Pupils with SEN Support 12%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No
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Description of the school

St Edward’s is a popular and heavily oversubscribed school of above-average size. It is the choir school for the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King. While maintaining its long tradition of educating boy choristers, the college formed its first girls’ cathedral choir at the beginning of this academic year. In addition to choristers, 10% of pupils are admitted on the basis of musical talent. Although situated in an area of above-average social and economic advantage, the college draws pupils from a very wide area and range of backgrounds. The percentage of pupils eligible for free school meals is much lower than the national average. Almost all pupils are White British with small numbers from a range of minority ethnic heritages. A very small proportion speak English as an additional language but none are at the early stages of learning it. The proportion of pupils with learning difficulties and/or disabilities is well-below average while the percentage with a statement of special education needs is below average. The college is part of a collaborative with five local schools providing a range of courses for students in the sixth form. The college has received recognition as a high-performing specialist school and, in addition to its well-established work in languages and the performing arts, is participating in the Raising Achievement Transforming Learning programme. The college holds the Sportsmark and Artsmark. Key for inspection grades Grade 1 Outstanding Grade 2 Good Grade 3 Satisfactory Grade 4 Inadequate