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Information about this school The Urswick School is smaller than the average-sized secondary school. A new sixth form was set up in September and has 39 students enrolled this year. The proportion of students who are entitled to free school meals is much higher than the national average.
Seven out of 10 students are supported by the pupil premium grant, which is provided by the government to schools to give extra help to students known to be eligible for free schools meals, those who are in the care of the local authority and those who are children of service families.
About a quarter of Year 7 students are eligible for the catch-up premium that the government gives to schools to help students who need extra help with reading, writing and mathematics as they start secondary school.
Nine out of 10 students are from minority ethnic communities. This proportion is much higher than average. Over half of the students speak English as an additional language. The proportions of disabled students and those with special educational needs are broadly average at the level of school action but in the case of students at school action plus or with statements the proportions are much higher than the national average.
A much higher proportion of students join or leave the school outside the normal times than is the case nationally. The school has a formal partnership with The Boxing Academy that provides alternative courses for students from the ages of 13 to 16 who are at risk of exclusion.
Nine pupils are currently at the academy. What does the school need to do to improve further? Increase the proportion of outstanding teaching so that standards rise even more quickly by ensuring that: Inspection judgements The achievement of pupils is good Students join the school at the start of Key Stage 3 with levels of attainment much lower than the national average.
Standards at the end of Key Stage 4 are now broadly average. Students make good progress in their lessons, producing a great deal of work that they are proud to show to, and discuss with, visitors.
Parents and carers are confident that their children are achieving well.
Little use is made of early entry for GCSE examinations with only religious education being taken by students in Year 9. Students, regardless of their ethnic background, and students for whom English is an additional language make at least good and sometimes better progress to reach standards that are broadly average.
Students in the sixth form are, in these very early days, doing well in their chosen subjects. Students eligible for the pupil premium do better in their GCSE examinations than do other students in the school and better than their comparable students nationally.
InYear 11 students in English, scored one quarter of a grade better than other students in the school and in other schools nationally. In mathematics, there was no gap between the standards they reached and the standards attained by other students.
Students that join the school other than at the normal time of transfer also achieve well. Disabled students and those with special educational needs gain higher grades in their GCSE examinations than their peers nationally and make very strong progress from their starting points.
Very few students are in public care but case studies show that they do well in school and progress to college or to employment. This represents good achievement from their starting points. Almost all students continue in their learning post in a college or sixth form including those who win scholarships to attend independent boarding schools with which the school has strong partnerships.
Reading is vigorously promoted throughout the school. Students read aloud confidently in lessons. The quality of teaching is good Teaching has improved a great deal since the previous inspection and in most lessons teaching is now consistently good, and in a significant proportion it is outstanding.
Parents and carers believe their children are well taught. They have high expectations of what students can achieve, and provide challenging, interesting opportunities so that students are engaged and enthusiastic.
Students approve of the homework they receive and understand its importance. Teaching assistants provide very effective support to students for whom English is an additional language. Disabled students and those with special educational needs receive high-quality support from teaching assistants in class and in specially created smaller groups where they are given intensive help.
Teachers use carefully designed seating plans, using the very detailed data provided about each pupil to make sure that pair and group work will be successful. Students work well in groups and pairs. They organise themselves and listen hard to their peers, and make considered and confident contributions.
Moreover, teachers do not give students enough explicit encouragement to read the advice given, discuss it with them if needed and act upon it in future work.One high school in Wisconsin replaced their low quality lunches with healthy, fresh, foods and water as their main beverage.
Improved behavior and zero truancies was their result. Crescent School has been a leader in boys’ education since Our mission, Men of Character from Boys of Promise, recognizes every student's potential, enabling each boy to seize all the possibilities associated with his unique abilities.
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