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  • Queen Elizabeth High School
    Whetstone Bridge Road
    NE46 3JB
  • Head: Mr Andy Byers
  • T 01434 610300
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  • A mainstream state school for pupils aged from 13 to 18
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Northumberland
  • Pupils: 1,266
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Current Ofsted grade: Good on 3rd November 2015
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 20th April 2012
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Some schools are all about the window-dressing, this one isn’t. In fact window-dressing is something on which it could do better, but that may well be a funding issue and therefore low on the priority list. Crucially, it would appear...

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What The Good Schools Guide says

Some schools are all about the window-dressing, this one isn’t. In fact window-dressing is something on which it could do better, but that may well be a funding issue and therefore low on the priority list. Crucially, it would appear to be getting all the important things right: results very good and rising, if offers plenty of sport, art, music and other activities all wrapped up with high quality care and teaching – 'exemplary,' in fact, say parents.

Head of School

Since 2012, Andy Byers BA PGCE, late 40s. Deputy head here since 2003, now as head of school he oversees the day-to-day management, responsible for outcomes, pastoral care and behaviour, and is also the main point of contact for most current and prospective parents. His subject is economics, though doesn’t currently teach, he commutes daily from...

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Special Education Needs

Inclusion is high on our agenda. We have a deputy head in overall charge supported by a SENCO who leads a team of teachers and classroom assistants. There is an in-house behaviour support unit, learning mentor in each year in main school and a youth service based in school. Support is individualised but there are also groups such as an xl club and a garden group. ASDAN awards are offered as well as qualifications in literacy and numeracy. Provision extends to adults through the Gatehouse, a basic skills and open learning centre. THe Hexham Partnership has a leading aspect award for training of classroom assistants. 10-09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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