Ferryhill School

Type Secondary
Age Range 11-16
Religion Does not apply
Address Merrington Road
Ferryhill
County Durham
DL17 8RW
Phone 01740651554
Reference Number 145253

Description

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Ferryhill School, situated at Merrington Road in Ferryhill, County Durham, is an academy specializing in business and enterprise for students aged 11 to 16. The school was founded as Ferryhill Comprehensive School before transitioning to Ferryhill Business and Enterprise College, and, in May 2018, it converted to academy status, joining the Eden Learning Trust. The institution offers an exceptional and unique learning experience, committed to both nurturing students' lives and ensuring they are well-prepared for post-16 and beyond. Ferryhill School has integrated values of integrity, creativity, and excellence into its curriculum. The school's Executive Headteacher is Mr K Brennan, and it also features Mrs K Picard as the Head of School.

General Makeup

Number of pupils 785
Boy/Girl ratio Boys: 51.63%
Girls: 48.37%

Year Groups

Year Number of pupils
7 168
8 157
9 158
10 134
11 152

Ofsted Rating This school has not had a rating yet.
Last Inspection Date 2022-11-10
Date Description Report
2022-09-15 School inspection School inspection
2018-05-04 Academy conversion letter Academy conversion letter
2014-11-19 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2013-01-15 Interim assessment Interim assessment
2011-06-28 Curriculum and development visit Curriculum and development visit
2010-05-24 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2008-10-13 Curriculum and development visit Curriculum and development visit
2007-04-19 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2002-04-22 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)
42.2 Unlock Unlock

GCSE Results

Metric School Score Percentile (local) Percentile (nationwide)
Grade 5 or above in English and maths 30% Unlock Unlock
5 or more GCSEs at grade 9-4 (or A-C) 48% 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 65 6
Third Preference 25 1
From another Local Authority 0 0

Previous Years

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Name Distance
Dean Bank Primary and Nursery School
Dean Bank, Ferryhill, County Durham, DL17 8PP
0.68 miles
Kirk Merrington Primary School
South View, Kirk Merrington, Spennymoor, County Durham, DL16 7JB
1.02 miles
Broom Cottages Primary & Nursery School
Broom Road, Ferryhill, County Durham, DL17 8AN
1.21 miles
North Park Primary School
Bessemer Green, Spennymoor, County Durham, DL16 6PP
1.24 miles
Middlestone Moor Academy
Rock Road, Durham, County Durham, DL16 7DA
1.5 miles
Cleves Cross Primary and Nursery School Academy
Cleves Cross, Ferryhill, County Durham, DL17 8QY
1.5 miles
St Charles' Catholic Primary School, Tudhoe
Durham Road, Spennymoor, County Durham, DL16 6SL
1.54 miles
Rosa Street Primary and Nursery Academy
Rosa Street, Spennymoor, County Durham, DL16 7NA
1.55 miles
King Street Primary School
High Grange Road, Spennymoor, County Durham, DL16 6RA
1.58 miles
Ox Close Primary School
Ox Close Crescent, Spennymoor, County Durham, DL16 6RU
1.76 miles
Chilton Academy
Chilton, Off New South View, Ferryhill, County Durham, DL17 0PT
1.89 miles
Ferryhill Station Primary School
Ferryhill Station, Ferryhill, County Durham, DL17 0DB
1.91 miles
Tudhoe Colliery Primary School
Front Street, Tudhoe Colliery, Spennymoor, County Durham, DL16 6TJ
2.37 miles
St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Coundon
Victoria Lane, Coundon, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL14 8NN
2.54 miles
Victoria Lane Academy
Victoria Lane, Coundon, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL14 8NN
2.57 miles
West Cornforth Primary School
High Street, West Cornforth, Ferryhill, County Durham, DL17 9HP
2.61 miles
Coxhoe Primary School
Cornforth Lane, Coxhoe, Durham, DH6 4EJ
3.22 miles
Byers Green Primary School
Wear View, Byers Green, Spennymoor, County Durham, DL16 7PN
3.55 miles
St Michael's Church of England Primary School
Front Street, Bishop Middleham, Ferryhill, County Durham, DL17 9AL
3.55 miles
Prince Bishops Community Primary School
Gibson Street, Coundon Grange, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL14 8DY
3.88 miles
Name Distance
The Oaks Secondary School
Rock Road, Spennymoor, DL16 7DB
1.34 miles
Whitworth Park Academy
Whitworth Lane, Spennymoor, County Durham, DL16 7LN
1.71 miles
The Meadows School
Whitworth Lane, Spennymoor, DL16 7QW
1.84 miles
The Grange Learning Centre
[Postcode DL15 0TY], Low Willington, County Durham, DL15 0TY
3.93 miles
Woodham Academy
Washington Crescent, Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, DL5 4AX
4.05 miles
King James I Academy Bishop Auckland
South Church Road, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL14 7JZ
4.15 miles
North East Centre for Autism - Aycliffe School
Cedar Drive, Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, DL5 6UN
4.42 miles
Parkside Academy
Hall Lane Estate, Willington, Crook, County Durham, DL15 0QF
4.85 miles
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Students getting 5 or more GCSE's at grade 9-4 (A-C)

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