Northgate School Arts College

Post 16
Special school

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Queen's Park Parade
11 - 18
Academy - Converter special school
4 1 1 2 3 4
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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.

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This school is an academy and does not conform to the general school admission criteria set down by the Local Education Authority.

Northgate School Arts College Reviews

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“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.
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