The Blyth Academy

Type Secondary
Age Range 11-18
Religion Does not apply
Address Chase Farm Drive
Blyth
Northumberland
NE24 4JP
Phone 01670798100
Reference Number 140002

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The Blyth Academy is a mixed secondary school and sixth form located in Blyth, Northumberland, England, with the postal code NE24 4JP. It was established as Blyth Community College on September 1st, 2000, following the merger of Tynedale High School and Ridley High School. The school accommodates students between the ages of 11 and 19, with room for approximately 1,000 students across years 7 through 11, and two sixth form years. The Blyth Academy, which covers an area of 1450 students, operates in a beautiful yet functional campus that encourages academic and extracurricular growth.

As an academy, The Blyth Academy offers comprehensive subject choices, catering to a wide range of interests, including history, childcare, languages, and electronics. The school has consistently shown signs of improvement in recent years, with its results placing it among the highest performers in the Northumberland GCSE results league tables for 2011 and 2012. The academy is led by the President, Rob Tarn, and the Principal, Donna Park.

General Makeup

Number of pupils 782
Boy/Girl ratio Boys: 51.57%
Girls: 48.43%

Year Groups

Year Number of pupils
7 204
8 164
9 140
10 152
11 170
12 0
13 0

Ofsted Rating Good
Last Inspection Date 2021-10-01
Date Description Report
2021-07-06 School inspection: School inspection:
2021-02-10 Monitoring visit Monitoring visit
2020-11-17 Monitoring visit Monitoring visit
2019-10-22 School inspection: School inspection:
2018-07-05 Monitoring visit Monitoring visit
2017-05-03 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2015-10-16 Monitoring visit Monitoring visit
2015-05-19 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)
39.9 Unlock Unlock

GCSE Results

Metric School Score Percentile (local) Percentile (nationwide)
Grade 5 or above in English and maths 38% Unlock Unlock
5 or more GCSEs at grade 9-4 (or A-C) 53% Unlock Unlock

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)
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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:

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GCSE Results

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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.

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2024 Admissions

Number of Applications Number of Offers
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Second Preference 92 63
Third Preference 16 0
From another Local Authority 0 0

Previous Years

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2016 Admissions

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Second Preference 0 0
Third Preference 0 0
From another Local Authority 1 1

Name Distance
Horton Grange Primary School
Cowpen Road, Blyth, Northumberland, NE24 4RE
0.3 miles
The Dales School
Cowpen Road, Blyth, Northumberland, NE24 4RE
0.31 miles
Malvin's Close Academy
Malvin's Close Academy, Albion Way, Malvin's Close Academy, Blyth, Northumberland, NE24 5BL
0.9 miles
New Delaval Primary School
Delaval Gardens, New Delaval, Blyth, Northumberland, NE24 4DA
0.94 miles
Newsham Primary School
Warwick Street, Blyth, Northumberland, NE24 4NX
1.01 miles
Morpeth Road Academy
Bates Avenue, Blyth, Northumberland, NE24 5TQ
1.07 miles
St Wilfrid's Catholic Primary School
Claremont Terrace, Blyth, Northumberland, NE24 2LE
1.1 miles
Stead Lane Primary School
Stead Lane, The Oval, Bedlington, Northumberland, NE22 5JS
1.3 miles
Croftway Academy
William Street, Blyth, Northumberland, NE24 2HP
1.43 miles
Bedlington Station Primary School
School Road, Bedlington, Northumberland, NE22 7JQ
1.47 miles
Bedlington Whitley Memorial Church of England Primary School
Gordon Terrace, Bedlington, Northumberland, NE22 5DE
1.76 miles
Cambois Primary School
Cowgate, Cambois, Blyth, Northumberland, NE24 1RD
1.83 miles
Bedlington West End Primary School
Ridge Terrace, Bedlington, Northumberland, NE22 6EB
2.27 miles
Eastlea Primary School
Skipton Close, Northburn Lea, Cramlington, Northumberland, NE23 3ST
2.27 miles
St Bede's Catholic Primary School
Ridge Terrace, Bedlington, Northumberland, NE22 6EQ
2.31 miles
Cramlington Village Primary School
Bowmont Drive, Cramlington, Northumberland, NE23 2SN
2.4 miles
Burnside Primary School
Northumbrian Road, Cramlington, Northumberland, NE23 1XZ
2.4 miles
Cramlington Northburn Primary School
Horton Drive, Cramlington, Northumberland, NE23 3QS
2.46 miles
Meadowdale Academy
Hazelmere Avenue, Bedlington, Northumberland, NE22 6HA
2.51 miles
Cramlington Shanklea Primary School
Nairn Road, Parkside Chase, Cramlington, Northumberland, NE23 1RQ
2.79 miles
Name Distance
Bedlington Academy
Palace Road, Bedlington, Northumberland, NE22 7DS
1.12 miles
Bede Academy
Sixth Avenue, Blyth, Northumberland, NE24 2SY
1.13 miles
Gilbert Ward Academy
Princess Louise Road, Blyth, Northumberland, NE24 2TS
1.16 miles
St Benet Biscop Catholic Academy
Ridge Terrace, Bedlington, Northumberland, NE22 6ED
2.37 miles
Cramlington Hillcrest School
East View Avenue, East Farm, Cramlington, Northumberland, NE23 1DY
2.93 miles
Howard House School
Blue House Farm Road, Bedlington, Netherton Colliery, Northumberland, NE22 6BB
3.21 miles
Cleaswell Hill School
School Avenue, Guide Post, Choppington, Northumberland, NE62 5DJ
3.29 miles
Seaton Sluice Middle School
Alston Grove, Seaton Sluice, Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear, NE26 4JS
3.29 miles
NCEA Duke's Secondary School
Academy Road, Ashington, Northumberland, NE63 9FZ
3.64 miles
NCEA Castle School
Academy Road, Ashington, Northumberland, NE63 9FZ
3.64 miles
Cramlington Learning Village
Highburn, Cramlington, Northumberland, NE23 6BN
3.82 miles
Astley Community High School
Elsdon Avenue, Seaton Delaval, Northumberland, NE25 0BP
3.88 miles
Whytrig Community Middle School
Elsdon Avenue, Seaton Delaval, Whitley Bay, Northumberland, NE25 0BP
3.89 miles
Ashington Academy
Green Lane, Ashington, Northumberland, NE63 8DH
3.96 miles
Gust Independent School
1 Haldane Street, Ashington, Northumberland, NE63 8SF
4.26 miles
Buzz Learning Independent Specialist School
8 Esther Court, Wansbeck Business Park, Ashington, Northumberland, NE63 8AP
4.47 miles
Rosewood Independent School
Ardlea, Station Road End, Stannington, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 6DR
4.94 miles
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