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  • Fulford School
    Heslington Lane
    North Yorkshire
    YO10 4FY
  • Head: Steve Lewis
  • T 01904 633300
  • F 01904 666400
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: York
  • Pupils: 1539; sixth formers: 286
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Outstanding 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 19th May 2011
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 20th November 2007
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

There is much to be proud of here – a long-standing reputation for excellent academic results sits alongside a real and genuine commitment to closing the achievement gap between disadvantaged students and others. A recent visit from the American ambassador gave a real insight into American politics, and such was the success of the Q&A session with students that the school presidents were awarded much-coveted congressional medals during the visit. Muddy boots and trainers around the place suggest sport aplenty before, during and after school...

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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since September 2019, Steve Lewis, previously executive head of Rushcliffe School in Nottingham. A mathematician, he started his career at the Forest School, now Djanogoly Academy, in 1988, then spent two years in Zambia and five years at Christ the King School in Arnold before moving to Rushcliffe in 2001.

Academic matters

There is much to be proud of here – a long-standing reputation for excellent academic results sits alongside a real and genuine commitment to closing the achievement gap between disadvantaged students and others. Resilience, independence, team work, creativity and reflection are taken seriously.

Cracking results: in 2019, 36 per cent 9-7 at GCSE and 66 per cent 9–5 in both English and maths; at A level, 49 per cent A*/A and 78 per cent A*-B. French from year 7, French...

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Further reading

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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.

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