The school is larger than the average-sized secondary school and has fewer girls than boys. It has an average proportion of disadvantaged pupils who are eligible for support through the pupil
premium (additional funding provided to the school for pupils who are known to be eligible for free school
meals and those looked after by the local authority).
The school has a resourced provision unit. It is a unit for 15 students with moderate learning difficulties
and autistic spectrum condition.
The school takes in a large number of pupils who are not succeeding in other local schools. Some pupils in Year 11 were educated off-site at The Vocational College and The Maritime College and
worked on the Utopia Project. All of these are registered providers.
The school had an interim headteacher from September 2015; he was made permanent in March 2016. The school has worked with Calday Grange Grammar School and West Kirby Grammar School on local
The school has received support from St John Plessington High School, a teaching school, on new
assessment methods. The school has also worked with Upton Hall School FJC, which has provided support to the English and mathematics departments.
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