|Name||Allerton High School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Outstanding|
|Inspection Date||12 December 2018|
|Address||King Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS17 7AG|
|Religious Character||Does not apply|
|Number of Pupils||1400 (53% boys 47% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||18.9|
|Percentage Free School Meals||12.6%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||16.9%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||6.2%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
Allerton High School is larger than the average-sized secondary school. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is similar to the national average. The proportion of pupils with SEND is below the national average. The proportion of pupils who have an education, health and care plan is above the national average. A greater proportion of pupils than average speak English as an additional language. There is a specially resourced provision on the site which caters for pupils who have additional needs relating to speech, language and communication. The school works in collaboration with outside providers as part of the curriculum on offer for pupils. At the time of the inspection, these were: Aspire and Achieve; the Pupil Enhancement Project; NACRO; AIM Education; Southway; the Reconciliation Project; Music and Arts Programme; North West Area Inclusion Programme; Leeds College of Building and the Hunslet Club. The headteacher is a local leader of education. She works with the Yorkshire Teaching School Alliance, providing support for other schools, focusing on the use of the pupil premium and leadership development, among other areas of school life.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is an outstanding school The headteacher leads the school with passion, determination and skill. She is highly respected by pupils, staff, parents and carers. The headteacher leaves no stone unturned in the pursuit of excellence. The headteacher is ably supported by her senior team and members of the governing body. Leaders know their school well. They work relentlessly to make their school even better. They are highly effective in improving standards of provision. The school now has a history of outstanding outcomes for its pupils. Pupils make sustained progress across the curriculum and the standards that they reach are high. The curriculum is responsive to pupils’ interests and needs. They way in which it is organised helps to motivate pupils. The structure of the curriculum helps pupils to reach high standards. Teachers have high expectations of what pupils can achieve. There is a strong focus on the development of subject knowledge. Teachers question pupils well to ensure that their learning is pushed on. Allerton High is a harmonious community. Pupils show high levels of respect towards other pupils and with adults in school. Pupils actively support each other and celebrate differences. Pupils show excellent attitudes to learning. There is a thirst for knowledge and an excitement about lessons. Behaviour around the building is orderly and sensible. Within classrooms, behaviour is excellent. Pupils respond well to the systems in place, which ensure that they behave well. Members of staff know individual pupils’ academic and pastoral needs very well. The behaviour team and the achievement team support pupils to stay focused and make progress. Leadership opportunities are excellent. Pupils, and students in the sixth form, have a real say in how the school operates. Students in the sixth form benefit from strong teaching and high-quality pastoral support. There is some variability across subjects, but overall, provision is outstanding. Sixth-form students are excellent role models for younger pupils. The school’s mission is to ‘enable young people to achieve success’. It does this outstandingly well.