Gosforth Academy

Name Gosforth Academy
Website http://www.ga.newcastle.sch.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 27 March 2008
Address Knightsbridge, Great North Road, Gosforth, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE3 2JH
Phone Number 01912851000
Type Academy
Age Range 13-18
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 1787 (50% boys 50% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 18.0
Academy Sponsor The Gosforth Federated Academies Limited
Local Authority Newcastle upon Tyne
Percentage Free School Meals 11.6%
Percentage English is Not First Language 15.8%
Persisitent Absence 11.5%
Pupils with SEN Support 8.2%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Description of the school

Gosforth High School is a larger than average high school in the centre of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. The number of students on roll has increased significantly in recent years. Many students are of White British heritage but about 28% are from other ethnic groups. Twenty five languages are spoken in school. The proportion of students eligible for free school meals is lower than in most schools. Students come from a wide range of backgrounds and about a third are from more advantaged homes. Most students come from one of three local middle schools but some students join the school from other parts of the city. The proportion of students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities is very low. The school hosts a unit for students with visual impairments. The school gained specialist language status in 1996 and was re-designated in April 2007. It has a number of prestigious awards and designations including recognition as an Ambassador School, one of a very small number in the country. The school is in a hard federation with Gosforth Junior High School. Key for inspection grades Grade 1 Outstanding Grade 2 Good Grade 3 Satisfactory Grade 4 Inadequate