- Washington Academy
Tyne and Wear
- Head: Mr Derek Austwick
- T 0191 580 4956
- F 01912 193848
- E washington.school….sunderland.gov.uk
- W www.washingtonacademy.co.uk
- A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 16.
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Sunderland
- Pupils: 629
- Religion: Does not apply
- Latest Overall effectiveness Requires improvement 1
- Outcomes for children and learners Requires improvement 1
- Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Requires improvement 1
- Personal development, behaviour and welfare Good 1
- Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 1
- 1 Full inspection 23rd June 2021
- Previous Ofsted grade: Inadequate on 2nd April 2019
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
This is not currently a GSG-reviewed school.
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Results by exam and subject
Special Education Needs
At Washington School we have a variety of ways of meeting children's special educational needs. For those with Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD), we offer Curriculum Access Provision, currently staffed by four specialist SEN teachers and 9 support assistants. This provision covers English and maths from Year 7 up to Year 11 for those children who need it, in additon to other subjects where it is felt that children are unable to integrate with mainstream classes. In KS4, children follow public exam courses to gain them the best possible qualifications, appropriate to their strengths and needs. Wherever possible, CAP children have lessons in mainstream classes with appropriate support. We also offer in-class support to children who don't need CAP specialist teaching. Our teaching staff are all fully qualified and as well as teaching in CAP, teach mainstream children in a variety of subjects. Our support staff have specialisms in dyslexia, speech and language difficulties and autistic spectrum disorders and we run regular extra classes and lunchtime activities for basic skills.
|Provision for in school
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
|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
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
|Natspec Specialist Colleges
|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
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:
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