Newquay Tretherras

Name Newquay Tretherras
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 17 September 2013
Address Trevenson Road, Newquay, Cornwall, TR7 3BH
Phone Number 01637872080
Type Academy
Age Range 11-18
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 1658 (49% boys 51% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 17.8
Academy Sponsor Cornwall Education Learning Trust
Local Authority Cornwall
Percentage Free School Meals 9.4%
Percentage English is Not First Language 2.1%
Persisitent Absence 10.8%
Pupils with SEN Support 1.2%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Newquay Tretherras is a larger-than-average comprehensive school. It converted to become an academy on 1 April 2011. When its predecessor school, also called Newquay Tretherras, was last inspected by Ofsted it was judged to be outstanding. Most students are White British. The number of students from a minority ethnic background is small and few speak English as an additional language. The proportion of disabled students and those who have special educational needs and are supported through school action is above average. The proportion of students supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is below average. The proportion of students eligible for the pupil premium, which provides additional funding for children in the care of the local authority, service children and for students known to be eligible for free school meals, is below the national average. The academy meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for students’ attainment and progress by the end of Key Stage 4. The academy has some students who receive alternative education, using the services of Cornwall College. The headteacher is a National Leader of Education and the school has been designated a National Support School.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. This is a good and improving academy. The headteacher has high expectations of staff and students. She has built a team which is committed to improving the quality of teaching and increasing the rates of progress made by students. Students achieve well. From average starting points, students make good progress so that, by the end of Year 11, they reach standards which are above average in most subjects. Teaching is almost always good or better. Teachers know their subjects and students well. Students who fall behind with their work are well supported to catch up. Students behave well in lessons and around the school. They have good attitudes to learning and get on well together. The sixth form is good. Students achieve well at A level and increasing numbers go on to university. Parents have a strong belief in the ability of the school to teach and look after their children well. Governors are well informed about the academy’s work and consistently challenge the school to raise its expectations of students and staff. Spiritual, moral, social and cultural provision is outstanding. Extra-curricular opportunities are outstanding. It is not yet an outstanding school because : The work set by teachers does not always stretch more-able students. This means that they do not make as much progress as they should. A minority of students in the sixth form do not progress as rapidly as younger students. Students do not receive consistent advice about how to improve their work. A minority of students in receipt of the pupil premium do not attend as regularly as their peers.