Great Yarmouth Charter Academy

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Salisbury Road
Great Yarmouth
NR30 4LS
11 - 19
Free school - Mainstream
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5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths
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Great Yarmouth Charter Academy opened as Trafalgar College, a free school established by the Inspiration Trust, in September 2016. It merged with a sponsored academy in the trust, also known as Great Yarmouth Charter Academy, on 1 September 2018. The sponsored academy opened in September 2017, as a successor to Great Yarmouth High School, which was judged to require special measures when inspected in April 2016. Great Yarmouth Charter Academy, in its current form, has the same school leadership team appointed to lead the sponsored academy in September 2017. The majority of staff had worked at Great Yarmouth High School. The school initially was based on two sites in different parts of the town, but all pupils moved onto the current premises at the start of the summer term 2019. The previous Great Yarmouth Charter Academy had an unannounced inspection, under section 8 of the Education Act, in February 2018 due to concerns about the behaviour and safety of pupils at the school. This determined that safeguarding arrangements Inspection report: Great Yarmouth Charter Academy, 2–3 July 2019 Page 10 of 13 were effective and noted that behaviour had improved significantly in a short time compared with the predecessor school. The school is smaller than the averaged-sized secondary school. The majority of pupils are of White British heritage. There are above-average proportions of pupils from other minority ethnic backgrounds and just under a third of pupils speak English as an additional language. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is much higher than in most schools. The proportion of pupils with SEND is below average, although the proportion of pupils with an education, health and care plan is broadly average. The Inspiration Trust is responsible for the governance of the school. A number of responsibilities are delegated to a local governing body. The trust provides support through an executive headteacher, its director of standards, specialist subject leaders and training and professional development opportunities. Trust representatives, including the CEO, regularly check on the work of leaders and governors and the quality of education provided. The school does not currently make use of any alternative provision for pupils.

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