North Ridge High School

Secondary
Post 16
Special school
Alworth Road
Blackley
Manchester
M9 0RP
01615079700
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Pupils
153
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Ages
11 - 19
Gender
Gender
Mixed
Building
Type
Community special school
Mr ofsted
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.04
Ofsted Report
(27/3/18)
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School Description

All students have a statement of special educational needs for moderate to severe and profound and multiple learning difficulties. Some students have additional complex learning, sensory or physical needs; there is a growing number of students with high dependency medical needs or autism spectrum conditions. About a third of students are in the sixth form and this is a growing area of the provision with an agreement with the local authority to take an additional 30 students. Although the majority of students join the school at Year 7, they can be admitted at any time in their secondary education, sometimes after periods out of school, due to the breakdown of previous placements. An extremely high proportion of students are supported by the pupil premium, which provides extra funding for those students who are known to be eligible for free school meals, children from service families and those children who are looked after by the local authority. The proportion of students from minority ethnic backgrounds and those who speak English as an additional language is also high, at more than twice the national average. Some of the most able students in the sixth form are based at a satellite provision in North Manchester General Hospital. Students at Key Stage 4 attend courses at Hopwood Hall College. Students attend work-experience placements with a range of providers in the community. The school is commissioned by the local authority to offer outreach support, guidance and training to mainstream schools in the north district of Manchester. The school has achieved Rights Respecting Schools Awards.

North Ridge High School Catchment Area Map

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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.

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  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.

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