Durham Johnston Comprehensive School
- Durham Johnston Comprehensive School
- Head: Dr Michael Wardle
- T 0191 384 3887
- F 01913 746358
- E [email protected]…ston.durham.sch.uk
- W www.durhamjohnston.org.uk
- A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Durham
- Pupils: 1601
- Religion: Does not apply
- Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
- 16-19 study programmes Outstanding 1
- Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
- Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Outstanding 1
- Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
- 1 Full inspection 12th February 2015
- Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 16th February 2011
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
What the school says...
Durham Johnston is a vibrant and successful comprehensive school serving Durham City. We are a secure and happy school with a long history of achievement at all levels. Currently one of the top 10 comprehensive schools for enabling young people to enter the most competitive university courses, we are also the highest scoring school in the region for A levels. Renowned for music, sport and debating too we have a commitment to academic excellence, social justice and preparing our children for a global future. ...Read more
What the parents say...
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards
- Excellent performance by Boys taking English Language at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)
Overall school performance (for comparison or review only)
Results by exam and subject
Interpreting catchment maps
The maps show in colour where the pupils at a school came from*. Red = most pupils to Blue = fewest.
Where the map is not coloured we have no record in the previous three years of any pupils being admitted from that location based on the options chosen.
For help and explanation of our catchment maps see: Catchment maps explained
If there are more applicants to a school than it has places for, who gets in is determined by which applicants best fulfil the admissions criteria.
Admissions criteria are often complicated, and may change from year to year. The best source of information is usually the relevant local authority website, but once you have set your sights on a school it is a good idea to ask them how they see things panning out for the year that you are interested in.
Many schools admit children based on distance from the school or a fixed catchment area. For such schools, the cut-off distance will vary from year to year, especially if the school give priority to siblings, and the pattern will be of a central core with outliers (who will mostly be siblings). Schools that admit on the basis of academic or religious selection will have a much more scattered pattern.
*The coloured areas outlined in black are Census Output Areas. These are made up of a group of neighbouring postcodes, which accounts for their odd shapes. These provide an indication, but not a precise map, of the school’s catchment: always refer to local authority and school websites for precise information.
The 'hotter' the colour the more children have been admitted.
Children get into the school from here:
sometimes, but not in this year