Lord Lawson of Beamish Academy

Secondary
Post 16

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Birtley Lane
Birtley
Chester le Street
DH3 2LP
01914334026
Pupils
1444
Ages
11 - 18
Gender
Mixed
Type
Academy - Converter mainstream
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.06
Ofsted Report
(12/6/19)
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57%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths
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Lord Lawson of Beamish Academy is larger than the average-sized secondary school. Most pupils are White British. A small proportion of pupils are from minority ethnic groups and few pupils speak English as an additional language. An average proportion of pupils are known to be eligible for support through the pupil premium. An average proportion of pupils have SEND. The proportion of pupils who have an education, health and care plan is below average. Inspection report: Lord Lawson of Beamish Academy, 11–12 June 2019 Page 11 of 14 The school uses New Leaf and Kip McGrath as alternative education providers for a small number of pupils. Some attend full-time and others attend on a part-time basis. A few other pupils are being educated in hospital or receiving home tuition. Changes were made to the board of governors in the summer of 2018. The board reduced in size and a new chair and vice-chairs were appointed. The previous principal left the school in January 2019. During this inspection, the school was led by an interim principal who joined the school immediately following the previous principal’s departure. The interim principal was due to leave the school the week after this inspection, when a new substantive principal would be taking up the post.

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