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  • Sacred Heart Catholic High School
    Fenham Hall Drive
    Fenham
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    NE4 9YH
  • Head: Mrs Anita Bath
  • T 01912 747373
  • F 01912 751939
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.sacredheart-high.org
  • A state school for girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Newcastle Upon Tyne
  • Pupils: 1,404; sixth formers: 310
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness 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 13th November 2013
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 21st November 2007
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Great pride in being 'a Sacred Heart girl': one sixth former told us, 'At the open day mass you meet people who had been to the school in the past and get the feeling you are part of something special. There is a real sense of community'. Religion not forced upon pupils: 'It is a personal thing and everyone takes from it what they want'. Specialist technology and performing arts status - great opportunities for the musically interested and gifted, from rock to string bands and…

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What the school says...

Converted to an academy 2011

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Girls taking Preparation for Work at an English Comprehensive School (BTEC Award Level 3)

What The Good Schools Guide says

Headteacher

Since 2013, Anita Bath, who was previously deputy head St Thomas More Catholic School in Blaydon.

Academic matters

For results at GCSE and value added, best state school in Newcastle and one of the best at A level for last six years. Newcastle's centre of excellence for music and the city's 'music hub'. At GCSE in 2017, 31 per cent of grades A*-A and 66 per cent of girls got 4-9 in both maths and English. At A level, 27 per cent A*/A and 62 per cent A*-B grades. All from non-selective intake. Science strong at key stage 3, GCSE and A level. Single sex 'avoids stereotypes coming to the fore. So here science and mathematics are more popular than they are in mixed schools because traditionally boys dominate in those subjects,' says head. Eight form...

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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.

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