Longbenton Community College

Secondary
Post 16

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Hailsham Avenue
Longbenton
Newcastle-upon-Tyne
NE12 8ER
0191 2189500
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Pupils
846
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Ages
11 - 18
Gender
Gender
Mixed
Building
Type
Foundation School
Mr ofsted
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 1.97
Ofsted Report
(6/5/15)
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59%
NATIONAL AVG. 53%
5 A*-C GCSEs (or equivalent) inc. English and maths
Absence
312.6
GOOD
Average Point Score
Per Pupil (GCSE) (Age 16)
Value added
-8.6
School Guide
Value Added Score
78%
NATIONAL AVG. 78%
3 or more A Levels (A*-E)
or equivalent (Age 18)
Absence
799.3
AVERAGE
Average Point Score
Per Pupil (A level) (Age 18)
Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil
Teacher 14.1:1
NATIONAL AVG. 13.2:1
Pupil/Teacher Ratio
Absence
6.2%
NATIONAL AVG. 2.76%
Persistent Absence
School language
2%
NATIONAL AVG. 12%
Pupils first language
not English
Meals
13.1%
NATIONAL AVG. 14.61%
Pupils registered for free school meals
55%
NATIONAL AVG. 42%
Happiness Rating

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School Description

This is a smaller than average-sized secondary school. Most students are of White British heritage. A very small minority speak English as an additional language. The proportion of disadvantaged students supported through the pupil premium funding is broadly average. The pupil premium is additional funding to support those students known to be eligible for free school meals and those looked after by the local authority. The proportion of disabled students and those who have special educational needs is above the national average. In 2014, the school met the government’s current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for students’ attainment and progress by the end of Year 11. The school has additionally resourced provision, known as the Melrose Centre, for 26 students with autism and associated learning difficulties. Approximately 45 students in Years 10, 11 and 12 study a range of vocational courses, including engineering, construction, hair and beauty, retail and childcare, off the school’s site. These courses take place in Seaton Burn College, Tyne Metropolitan College, Northumbria Youth Action, Barnardos and in number of local nursery schools. Since the previous inspection, there have been significant changes in staffing, including the appointment of a new acting headteacher and an executive headteacher. There have also been changes in the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Governing Body. The school receives support from schools within the North Tyneside Learning Trust and from the local authority.

Catchment information

Undersubscribed in 2014
Catchment map coming soon
(0191) 643 8724

This School Guide heat map has been plotted using official pupil data taken from the last School Census collected by the Department for Education. It is a visualisation of where pupils lived at the time of the last School Census (released annually in July).

Our heat maps use groups of postcodes, not individual postcodes, and have naturally soft edges. All pupils are included in the mapping (i.e. children with siblings already at the school, high priority pupils and selective and/or religious admissions) but we may have removed statistical ‘outliers’ with more remote postcodes that do not reflect majority admissions.

For some schools, the heat map may be a useful indicator of the catchment area but our heat maps are not the same as catchment area maps. Catchment area maps, published by the school or local authority, are based on geographical admissions criteria and show actual cut-off distances and pre-defined catchment areas for a single admission year.

This information is provided as a guide only. The areas from which pupils are admitted to a school can change from year to year to reflect the number of siblings and pupils admitted under high priority admissions criteria.

3 steps to help parents gather catchment information for a school:

  1. Look at our heat maps. They give a useful indicator of the general areas that admit pupils to the school. This visualisation is based on all attending pupils present at the time of the last School Census.
  2. Use the link to the Local Authority Contact (above) to find catchment area information based on a single admission year. This is very important if you are considering applying to a school.
  3. On each school page, use the link to visit the school website and find information on individual school admissions criteria. Geographical criteria are only applied after pupils have been admitted on higher priority criteria such as Looked After Children, SEN, siblings, etc.

See Pupil heat maps and catchment FAQs for more information about the source of pupil heat map data. We also explain the difference between our pupil heat maps, cut-off distance maps and catchment area maps.

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