Neston High School

Type Secondary
Age Range 11-18
Religion Does not apply
Address Raby Park Road
Neston
Cheshire
CH64 9NH
Phone 01513363902
Reference Number 138318

Description

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Neston High School, located in Neston on the Wirral Peninsula, is a coeducational secondary school and sixth form with academy status. Originally opened as Neston Secondary School in 1958, the school was rebuilt at a cost of £117,000 and officially opened by Selwyn Lloyd, who emphasized the role it played in fulfilling the revolutionary promises of the 1944 Education Act.

Notable facts include the school's conversion to academy status in July 2012, the designation as a Good school by Ofsted in January 2017, and its acknowledgment in the National Good Schools Guide in 2016. Neston High School began as a school for 320 students with space for 360, but has since enrolled upwards of 1665 students as of May 2013, with a capacity of 1,750. The school moved into new modern facilities in September 2017, constructed on the other side of Neston Recreation Centre from the original buildings.

It is an oversubscribed institution, attracting students from Chester, Wales, and The Wirral, and taking pride in its inclusive community. The school's mission is to provide an exciting, stimulating, and challenging educational journey for all students, evidenced by their state-of-the-art £22 million new build.

Neston High School offers a broad curriculum, including Spanish, French, or German in addition to subjects like Religious Studies, Art, Music, Drama, Technology, and Computing. In Key Stage 4 students study a core curriculum including English, Maths, Science, and PSRE/RE, alongside four other options. At the sixth form, students can choose from a range of A-levels and BTEC courses.

The school fosters community engagement with events like "Passport to Neston," which introduces new students to teachers before their first day of lessons. Neston High School aims to create a positive learning environment where academic growth and personal development are valued highly.

General Makeup

Number of pupils 1757
Boy/Girl ratio Boys: 55.26%
Girls: 44.74%

Year Groups

Year Number of pupils
7 302
8 300
9 301
10 300
11 303
12 131
13 116

Ofsted Rating Good
Last Inspection Date 2022-03-28
Date Description Report
2022-02-08 School inspection School inspection
2017-01-17 Short inspection Short inspection
2013-05-15 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2012-08-10 Academy conversion letter Academy conversion letter
Previously as Neston High School
2010-12-07 Curriculum and development visit Curriculum and development visit
2009-09-15 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2006-11-08 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2001-03-12 Full inspection Full inspection

Attainment 8 Score

Attaimenment 8 is a measure of a pupil's average grade across a set of 8 subjects. The 8 subjects which make up Attainment 8 are:

  • English
  • Maths
  • 3 subjects from qualifications that count towards the English Baccalaureate (EBacc), like sciences, language and history
  • 3 more GCSE qualifications (including EBacc subjects) or technical awards from a list approved by the Department for Education
Each grade a pupil gets is assigned a point score from 9 (the highest) to 1 (the lowest). These scores are added up, with English and maths counted twice.

School Score Percentile (local) Percentile (nationwide)
46 Upgrade Upgrade

GCSE Results

Metric School Score Percentile (local) Percentile (nationwide)
Grade 5 or above in English and maths 44% Upgrade Upgrade
5 or more GCSEs at grade 9-4 (or A-C) 65% Upgrade Upgrade

Progress 8 Score

A progress score is a way to measure how well a student progressed in comparison to other students of a similar starting ability. A score of zero means would mean that a student made the same progress as others that had a similar starting a ability. A positive score would mean that the student made more progress than other students of similar starting ability. The scores below are for the whole school so is the average progress score across all students.

School Score Percentile (loc) Percentile (nationwide)
0.18 Upgrade Upgrade

Attainment 8 Score

Attaimenment 8 is a measure of a pupil's average grade across a set of 8 subjects. The 8 subjects which make up Attainment 8 are:

GCSE Results

Progress 8 Score

A progress score is a way to measure how well a student progressed in comparison to other students of a similar starting ability. A score of zero means would mean that a student made the same progress as others that had a similar starting a ability. A positive score would mean that the student made more progress than other students of similar starting ability. The scores below are for the whole school so is the average progress score across all students.

2024 Admissions

Number of Applications Number of Offers
First Preference Upgrade Upgrade
Second Preference 176 13
Third Preference 158 6
From another Local Authority 382 121

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