This is a smaller than average 11-18 foundation school. Most students are of White British
heritage with a small proportion who speak English as an additional language.
The proportion of students known to be eligible for pupil premium is high. The pupil premium is
additional funding provided by the government to support students known to be eligible for free
school meals and those in local authority care.
The proportion of students supported at school action is below average. The proportion
supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is above
The college holds sports college status to support its provision and curriculum. The college holds various awards including the Leading Parent Partnership award (LPPA) and is
one of four schools to reach the national finals for `outstanding secondary team of the year' for
teaching and learning in the National Teaching Awards in October 2014.
The college is a leading partner in the North Tyneside Learning Trust of schools, of which its
headteacher is chairperson. The headteacher is also executive headteacher of a school in a
neighbouring local authority, working in partnership with and offering support to the school.
The college hosts a provision for the local authority called `TRAX' to support good behaviour and
attitudes for Key Stage 3 students.
The college also runs an off-site facility on behalf of the local authority called `PALS' for older
students who are at risk of exclusion. Seventeen of the college's own students gain support from
The college meets the government's current floor standard, which is the minimum expectation
for students' attainment and progress in English and mathematics.
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