The Arthur Terry School


Name The Arthur Terry School
Website http://www.arthurterry.bham.sch.uk
Inspections
Ofsted Inspections
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Address Kittoe Road, Four Oaks, Sutton Coldfield, B74 4RZ
Phone Number 01213232221
Type Academy
Age Range 11-18
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 1728 (51.7% boys 48.3% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 14.7
Academy Sponsor The Arthur Terry Learning Partnership
Local Authority Birmingham
Percentage Free School Meals 9.4%
Percentage English is Not First Language 5.8%
Persistent Absence 8%
Pupils with SEN Support 8.3%%
Highlights from Latest Inspection
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.

Description of the school

The Arthur Terry School is a very large school that is heavily oversubscribed. Most students live in economically advantaged areas and the percentage of students eligible for free schools meals is well below the national average.

The proportion of students from minority ethnic groups is well below the national average, with the largest group being of Indian heritage. The percentage of students for whom English is not their first language is well below the national average and none are at an early stage in their acquisition of English. The proportion of students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities is below the national average, and for those with a statement of special educationa...l needs it is well below.

The school achieved specialist performing arts college status in 2001. It is the lead school in the Four Oaks Cluster and is a member of the Sutton post-16 consortium. It has recently moved into a new building on the same site, where construction work will continue until the end of 2009.

Key for inspection grades Grade 1 Outstanding Grade 2 Good Grade 3 Satisfactory Grade 4 Inadequate