Bedford High School

Secondary
Manchester Road
Leigh
Lancashire
WN7 2LU

Head:  Mrs Helen Phillips


Pupils: 854

Gender: Mixed

Ages: 11 to 16

Type: Community school

Boarding: No

Religion: Does not apply

School Description by Ofsted

Information about this school
Bedford High School is larger than the average-sized secondary school.

The proportion of students known to be eligible for the pupil premium is above the national average. The pupil premium is additional funding for students known to be eligible for free school meals, those from families in the armed services and those in local authority care.

The proportion of students from minority ethnic backgrounds is below the national average.

The proportion of students who speak English as an additional language is below the national average.

The proportion of disabled students and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is below the national average.

The proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is similar to the national average.

The school meets the government's current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for students' attainment and progress.

The school uses Wigan's Pupil Referral Unit to provide alternative off-site provision for some students.

The proportion of students that leave or join the school at times other than the start of Year 7 is well above the national average. This is mainly due to the closure of a local high school in September 2011 when over 130 students joined the school across Years 9, 10 and 11.

The school is a member of the Wigan schools' consortia. The school has achieved several awards in recognition of the quality of its work. These include the Eco Schools Silver Award, the Bronze Arts Award, Champion School for Musical Futures and the International Schools award.

Following the death of the previous headteacher, a new headteacher was appointed in September 2013.



Progress 8 Score

-0.56
WELL BELOW NATIONAL AVERAGE
Confidence interval is -0.76 to -0.35

Progress 8 Score GIRLS

-0.21
NATIONAL AVERAGE
Confidence interval is -0.5 to 0.08

Progress 8 Score BOYS

-0.88
WELL BELOW NATIONAL AVERAGE
Confidence interval is -1.16 to -0.6

% Pupils first language not English

9%

Percentage of pupils at the end of key stage 4 with English as additional language (EAL)

% Pupils disadvantaged

36%
ABOVE NATIONAL AVERAGE (13.46%)

Percentage of pupils at the end of key stage 4 who are disadvantaged


Average Salary

£40,400

Pupil Teacher Ratio

13.8

Number of Teachers

63

Full-time Equiv Teachers

60

Teaching Assistants

25

Teaching Assistants Equiv

16.3

No Vacancies.

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