Northgate School Arts College
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
Post 16
Special school
PUPILS
247
AGES
11 - 18
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Academy special converter

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This pupil heat map shows where pupils currently attending the school live.
The concentration of pupils shows likelihood of admission based on distance criteria

Source: All attending pupils National School Census Data 2021, ONS
0300 126 1000

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 annual School Census.

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 criteria in which schools use to allocate places in the event that they are oversubscribed can and do vary between schools and over time. These criteria can include distance from the school and sometimes specific catchment areas but can also include, amongst others, priority for siblings, children of a particular faith or specific feeder schools. Living in an area where children have previously attended a school does not guarantee admission to the school in future years. Always check with the school’s own admission authority for the current admission arrangements.

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  1. Look at our school catchment area guide for more information on 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 annual 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.

How Does The School Perform?

4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(14/11/17)
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NATIONAL AVG. 87%
Happiness Rating

Ofsted Parent View

7.4:1
NATIONAL AVG. 16.6:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
15.7%
NATIONAL AVG. 13.7%
Persistent Absence
11.3%
NATIONAL AVG. 17.2%
Pupils first language
not English
34.7%
NATIONAL AVG. 20.8%
Free school meals
Queen's Park Parade
Kingsthorpe
Northampton
NN2 6LR
01604714098

School Description

Northgate School Arts College converted to become an academy school on 1 September 2011. When its predecessor school of the same name was last inspected by Ofsted, it was judged to be outstanding. It is a purpose built special school for students aged 11–19 that encompasses specialist facilities for art, science, food technology, resistant materials technology and physical education. All of the students have a statement of special educational needs and all are from the local authority. Although primarily a school for students with moderate learning difficulties, the numbers of students who have an autistic spectrum disorder and/or have severe learning difficulties have increased. The proportion of students who are from minority ethnic backgrounds or speak English as an additional language is below average. The proportion of students who are known to be eligible for the pupil premium is average. This is extra funding given to a school by the government to support groups of students, including those who are entitled to free school meals A new sixth form building is due to open in 2013. The school is part of a sixth form consortium which means the students can take part in a number of work related courses both in their school and other special schools. The other schools involved are Billing Brook, Friars, Maplefields and Isebrook special schools. Apart from the sixth form consortium, students do not have lessons in other schools or units.

Northgate School Arts College Parent Reviews



Average Parent Rating


“Northgate and outstanding school”


Northgate school is an amazing school. It strives to give pupils confidence through arts. Pupils learn in a safe caring environment and there is always a positive buzz in the school. There results show that all pupils progress incredibly well and over the past 7 years more and more pupils have gained GCSEs against all the odds.
93% Parents Recommend This School
Strongly Agree 83% Agree 17% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>83, "agree"=>17, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 29 responses up to 30-01-2019
Strongly Agree 97% Agree 3% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>97, "agree"=>3, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 29 responses up to 30-01-2019
Strongly Agree 62% Agree 28% Disagree 7% Strongly Disagree 3% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>62, "agree"=>28, "disagree"=>7, "strongly_disagree"=>3, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 29 responses up to 30-01-2019
Strongly Agree 79% Agree 21% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>79, "agree"=>21, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 29 responses up to 30-01-2019
Strongly Agree 62% Agree 28% Disagree 10% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>62, "agree"=>28, "disagree"=>10, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 29 responses up to 30-01-2019
Strongly Agree 34% Agree 31% Disagree 3% Strongly Disagree 7% Don't Know 24% {"strongly_agree"=>34, "agree"=>31, "disagree"=>3, "strongly_disagree"=>7, "dont_know"=>24} Figures based on 29 responses up to 30-01-2019
Strongly Agree 69% Agree 21% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 3% Don't Know 7% {"strongly_agree"=>69, "agree"=>21, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>3, "dont_know"=>7} Figures based on 29 responses up to 30-01-2019
Strongly Agree 59% Agree 28% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 3% Don't Know 10% {"strongly_agree"=>59, "agree"=>28, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>3, "dont_know"=>10} Figures based on 29 responses up to 30-01-2019
Strongly Agree 72% Agree 21% Disagree 7% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>72, "agree"=>21, "disagree"=>7, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 29 responses up to 30-01-2019
Strongly Agree 79% Agree 14% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 3% Don't Know 3% {"strongly_agree"=>79, "agree"=>14, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>3, "dont_know"=>3} Figures based on 29 responses up to 30-01-2019
Strongly Agree 69% Agree 17% Disagree 7% Strongly Disagree 7% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>69, "agree"=>17, "disagree"=>7, "strongly_disagree"=>7, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 29 responses up to 30-01-2019
Yes 93% No 7% {"yes"=>93, "no"=>7} Figures based on 29 responses up to 30-01-2019

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