Durham Trinity School & Sports College

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school
Dunholme Close
Aykley Heads
Durham
DH1 5WB
01913864612
Pupils
224
Ages
2 - 19
Gender
Mixed
Type
Community special school
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.06
Ofsted Report
(11/2/20)
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100%
NATIONAL AVG. 92%
Happiness Rating

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7.7:1
NATIONAL AVG. 20.7:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
20.5%
NATIONAL AVG. 8.7%
Persistent Absence
45.1%
NATIONAL AVG. 23%
Free school meals

School Description

The school provides education for pupils with a range of special educational needs, including moderate learning difficulties, severe learning difficulties, profound and multiple learning difficulties, physical disabilities and sensory impairments. A large proportion of pupils have communication disorders including autistic spectrum conditions. All of the pupils attending the school have a statement of special educational needs or an education, health and care plan. Education is provided for children in the early years on a full- or part-time basis, depending on their readiness for full-time school. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils supported by the pupil premium is above average. The pupil premium is additional funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and those pupils who are looked after by the local authority. The vast majority of pupils are from White British backgrounds. Since the previous inspection, the school has experienced staffing changes. Twelve newly created posts were filled in September 2014, new middle leaders were appointed in 2015 and a new deputy headteacher was appointed in January 2016.

Durham Trinity School & Sports College Catchment Area Map

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