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  • Hessle High School and Penshurst Primary School
    Tranby House
    Heads Lane
    East Yorkshire
    HU13 0JQ
  • Head: Mr Vince Groak
  • T 01482 648604
  • F 01482 643207
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 19.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Pupils: 1816
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Good 1
      • Early years provision Good 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 1
    • 1 Full inspection 12th September 2018
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 10th December 2014
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

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Who came from where

Who goes where

Special Education Needs

At present Hessle High caters mainly for students with mild learning difficulties. We have three full time teachers and fourteen teaching assistants working between the two sites, Heads Lane and Boothferry Road.The majority of students are integrated and so are taught in their mainstream group. We have limited withdrawal of students from lessons and this tends to be for students with a statement of need. The aim of withdrawal and in-class support is to encourage students to become independent, both in their school life and their home life. There is access to the ground floor on both school sites for the disabled in a wheelchair, via ramps, and there is disabled access to the storey above, at the Boothferry Road site, via a lift. Both sites have a disabled toilet, ramps and hand rails. With the changes in the National Curriculum we have disapplied some of our Year 10 and 11 students from French and some Science lessons. This has freed up time to allow a more vocationally based timetable. Students complete a day a week at a local training provider and follow five GCSE courses. They also follow the ASDAN Award Scheme which promotes the use of key skills.

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

Further reading

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:

most years
quite often
sometimes, but not in this year

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