Whitworth Park Academy
- Whitworth Park Academy
- Head: Mr David Stone
- T 01388 824800
- F 01388 824840
- E [email protected]
- W www.whitworthpark.org.uk
- A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Durham
- Pupils: 834
- Religion: None
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
This is not currently a GSG-reviewed school.
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Overall school performance (for comparison or review only)
Results by exam and subject
Special Education Needs
The Student Support Department, led by the SENCo, is made up of 6 LSAs, 1 Youth Mentor and an Inclusion Unit Manager. The LEA's Learning Support Services have regular involvement in school. The school supports a variety of SEN, including some youngsters with physical disabilities; a lift is due to be installed at half-term (October 2005). The Student Support Team works across the whole school, supporting students in-class and in small groups, when additional help is needed. The use of 'Successmaker' - an integrated learning program which develops students' literacy and numeracy skills - is widely used in Years 7 and 8. The team has a wealth of experience, with Support Staff coming from a variety of backgrounds. A Counselling Service is available, as well as alternative curriculum packages for selected students in Years 10 and 11. The Inclusion Unit is central to the school and exists to support students whose behaviour may, on occasions, be more challenging.
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