Barnard Castle School

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Barnard Castle School
Name
County Durham
Local Authority

Rating
Overall /100
Rank
(Secondary Schools in England)
/3,079

Attainment
Teaching
Attendance
Outcomes

How does Barnard Castle School compare with other schools in its area and across England as a whole?

View data on pupils' attainment, teacher to pupil ratio, number of full-time teachers, average grades, teaching quality and when Barnard Castle School was last inspected.

Barnard Castle School details

The open date and status above indicates when Barnard Castle School opened or when it changed to its most recent incarnation, with a number of schools converting to academies in recent years. Where schools have changed type recently, data for previous years covering their previous incarnation is included below as well.

What type of school is Barnard Castle School and what are the admission criteria?

How many children have been on the school roll in recent years?

Pupil characteristics

How do we rate Barnard Castle School?

Our unique rating system takes in to account a range of different indicators to evaluate a school's performance. The system tracks achievement, attendance, teaching, how well the school is preparing pupils for the future and whether it is improving.

Data may be missing for some indicators because it has not been published. This may be because the school is new or because it is very small so data has been suppressed to avoid identifying individual pupils. Schools do not lose points for missing data, so will still fare better in the ranking than schools that underperform on that indicator, but they cannot score as highly as schools that perform well on the indicator.

How Barnard Castle School scores in terms of stars for each indicator.

What Ofsted says about Barnard Castle School

Ofsted has given Barnard Castle School an overall rating of .

If table is blank, it means there are no recent inspections for Barnard Castle School. As of September 2012, a score of 3 changed from indicating Satisfactory to Requires Improvement.

How does Barnard Castle School perform on each of the areas inspected by Ofsted. As of September 2012, a score of 3 changed from indicating Satisfactory to Requires Improvement.

Attainment

How have pupils in Barnard Castle School done in their GCSEs and how does it compare to local authority and national averages?

In 2013, the most recent results available, 7% of pupils at Barnard Castle School gained at least 5 A* to C grade GCSES including English and Maths. Nationally 59.2% of pupils achieved this.

Teaching

Schools are also rated based on whether pupils perform better or worse than expected based on their earlier exam performance in Year 6 and Year 9. This is the value added score. Schools where pupils perform as expected are given a score of 1,000, better or worse performance is indicated by variations on this score.

For 2013, Barnard Castle School had a value added score of .

How does Barnard Castle School do in terms of its value added scores for different groups of pupils?

How does the % of boys and girls at Barnard Castle School getting 5 A* to C GCSEs including English and Maths compare to the national average?

What proportion of children, with different levels of attainment at the end of primary school, reach the level of attainment expected of them in English by the end of secondary school?

What proportion of children, with different levels of attainment at the end of primary school, reach the level of attainment expected of them in English by the end of secondary school?

There is also data looking at what proportion of disadvantaged pupils achieve the level expected of them at the end of Secondary School based on their performance at the end of primary school

What is the pupil:teacher ratio at Barnard Castle School and how does it compare to the national average?

How many teachers are there and what is the average wage?

Attendance

Figures below show what proportion of the half day sessions were missed by pupils and how this compares to the local and national averages.

In 2012/13, the most recent full school year, % of half day sessions were missed. Nationally, secondary school pupils missed 5.8% of sessions.

Figures below show what proportion of the half day sessions were missed by pupils and counted as an unauthorised absence and how this compares to the local and national averages.

What proportion of pupils are classed as persistant absentees (missing 15% or more of all sessions).

Outcome

Figures below show what proportion of the pupils, who left school in recent years, continued in education for longer than the first term.

Of the pupils who finished school in 2012, the most recent data available, 94% of pupils stayed on in education. Nationally, 86% of pupils stayed on in education.

There is also data on the proportion who dropped out of education, training or work within three months.

Figures below show the proportion of young people who became NEETs (Not in Education, Employment or Training).

There is also information about the proportion of pupils where destination is unknown - these students may have gone on to jobs or they may be NEETs.

Finances

While finances are not included in our calculation of how good schools are, many schools publish information about how much they are spending on pupils' education.

What is the total school spend per pupil compared to the national average?

How much does Barnard Castle School spend per pupil on teachers and educational support staff and how does this compare to the average spending across the Local Authority?

What percentage of the school's budget is spent on supply staff?

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