St Joseph’s RC Voluntary Aided Comprehensive School

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St Joseph’s RC Voluntary Aided Comprehensive School


Name St Joseph’s RC Voluntary Aided Comprehensive School
Website http://www.stjosephs.uk.net
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Address Mill Lane, Hebburn, NE31 2ET
Phone Number 0191 4282700
Type Secondary
Age Range 11-18
Religious Character Roman Catholic
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 1494
Local Authority South Tyneside
Catchment Area Information Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Information Available No
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Description of the school

St Joseph’s is a popular, oversubscribed comprehensive school, serving the wider catholic community in the south western area of South Tyneside local authority. It is very large when compared to other secondary schools nationally. The number of students on roll continues to rise both in the main school and the sixth form. Nearly all students are White British and although students come from a wide range of social-economic backgrounds, a below average proportion is known to be eligible for free school meals. The number of students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities is below average, as is the proportion who have a statement of special educational need. The school first became a specialist technology college in 1996. In 2001 it became a Leading Edge school and it was awarded an additional specialism as a vocational college in April 2007. The school is subject to a new build as part of the local authority’s Building Schools for the Future programme. This is due to be completed by September 2011. Key for inspection grades Grade 1 Outstanding Grade 2 Good Grade 3 Satisfactory Grade 4 Inadequate