Northern Counties School

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school

Tankerville Terrace
Jesmond
Newcastle-upon-Tyne
NE2 3BB
01912815821
Pupils
96
Ages
3 - 19
Gender
Mixed
Type
Non-maintained special school
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.06
Ofsted Report
(29/3/17)
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90%
NATIONAL AVG. 92%
Happiness Rating

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26.1%
NATIONAL AVG. 8.7%
Persistent Absence
4%
NATIONAL AVG. 21.2%
Pupils first language
not English
66.7%
NATIONAL AVG. 23%
Free school meals

School Description

The school is smaller than most special schools and provides education for pupils who have hearing impairment or who are deaf (HI), pupils who have autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) and pupils who have profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD). Currently, 12 local authorities place pupils at the school. All pupils have statements of special educational needs or education, health and care plans. The proportion of pupils for whom the school receives pupil premium funding is much Inspection report: Northern Counties School, 28–29 March 2017 Page 9 of 12 smaller than the proportion of pupils who are known to be disadvantaged. Most local authorities placing pupils at the school consider that the fees paid include the pupil premium. A small proportion of pupils are from minority ethnic backgrounds and speak English as an additional language. The proportion of pupils who are looked after by local authorities is higher than in most schools. At the time of the inspection, too few children in the early years attended the school to be reported on separately. The school is part of the Percy Hedley Foundation and is governed by a local governing body. The chair and vice-chair of the governing body are trustees of the foundation. The school’s residential provision was inspected in February 2017 and did not form part of this inspection.

Northern Counties School Catchment Area Map

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  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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