Bishop Rawstorne Church of England Academy

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Bishop Rawstorne Church of England Academy


Name Bishop Rawstorne Church of England Academy
Website http://www.bishopr.co.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school, converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.
Inspection Date 17 May 2007
Address Highfield Road, Croston, Leyland, Lancashire, PR26 9HH
Phone Number 01772600349
Type Academy
Age Range 11-16
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 936 (45% boys 55% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 16.3
Academy Sponsor Bishop Rawstorne Church Of England Academy Trust
Local Authority Lancashire
Percentage Free School Meals 3.2%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0.2%
Persisitent Absence 3.1%
Pupils with SEN Support 6.3%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Description of the school

Bishop Rawstorne C of E Language College serves a relatively advantaged rural area to the south of Preston. Students have above average attainment on entry. Almost all students are of White British family background; few use English as a second language. The proportion of students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities is about half that found nationally, but the proportion with a statement of special educational need is average. In addition to its Language College status, the school has been selected for a second specialism to commence this year: science with mathematics. It is a designated Training School for teachers and has a number of significant accolades, such as the Investor in People Award. Its mission as both a Church of England school and a school serving the wider community is central to all its work. Inspectors evaluated the overall effectiveness of the school, with a particular focus on English, mathematics and science and progress in Key Stage 3. Evidence was gathered from documentation, discussion with staff and students, the observation of over a dozen lessons and students’ work, the observation of students’ general conduct, and nearly 500 questionnaires completed by parents. On all aspects of the school’s work, inspectors found no evidence to suggest that the school’s own assessment was unjustified. Key for inspection grades Grade 1 Outstanding Grade 2 Good Grade 3 Satisfactory Grade 4 Inadequate Document reference number: HMI 2507 01 April 2007