The school is smaller than others of its type. A large majority of its students are of the Catholic
The school converted to become an academy in November 2012. Its predecessor school, St
Thomas A Becket Catholic College Specialist Status in Humanities: with Autism Resources, was
judged satisfactory at its last inspection in May 2012.
The school is part of the Bishop Konstant Catholic Multi-academy Trust, which comprises seven
primary schools and two secondary schools, and is part of the diocese of Leeds.
An academy council and the Trust oversee the school's work and its effectiveness. The large majority of students are of White British heritage. The proportion of students who
speak English as an additional language is above the national average and has doubled in recent
The proportion of students supported through the pupil premium is below average. (The pupil
premium funding is additional government funding for those pupils who are known to be eligible
for free school meals and those children that are looked after by the local authority).
The proportion of disabled students and those who have special educational needs supported at
school action is above average.
The proportion of students supported at school action plus or with a statement of special
educational needs is above average.
The school meets the government's current floor standards, which are the minimum
expectations for students' attainment and progress.
The school supports 14 students with autistic spectrum disorders. No students are educated off site. At the same time as the main inspection, an additional and separate inspection of history was
carried out by one of Her Majesty's Inspectors (HMI).
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