North Ridge High School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
Post 16
Special school

Alworth Road
Blackley
Manchester
M9 0RP
01615079700
Pupils
181
Ages
11 - 19
Gender
Mixed
Type
Community special school
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(27/3/18)
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100%
NATIONAL AVG. 87%
Happiness Rating

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5.5:1
NATIONAL AVG. 16.3:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
13.9%
NATIONAL AVG. 13.7%
Persistent Absence
45.1%
NATIONAL AVG. 16.9%
Pupils first language
not English
51.5%
NATIONAL AVG. 16.4%
Free school meals
0.6%
NATIONAL AVG. 10.8%
Pupils with SEN support

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.

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