School Context

Revision date: September 2017
Author: Paul Morrissey / Paul Clayton


Guiseley School is situated in the North West of Leeds, with the majority of students coming from the wards of Guiseley, Rawdon and Baildon, characterised by high rates of adult higher education, high class social households and low levels of overcrowding. Attainment on entry is above local authority and national averages, reflecting the full ability range. Free school meals stands at 19.9% (nationally 28.7%). Special Educational Needs students comprise 6.7% (nationally 12.4%) and students with Education Health Care plans make up 0.4% of the school (nationally 1.8%) 13.8% (nationally 26.9%) of students come from minority ethnic backgrounds. 3.3 % (15.1% nationally) do not have English as their first language. The school has 9 looked after children. Attendance is above national averages. The school achieved 95.2 % (nationally 95.0%) attendance for the academic year 15/16. Persistent Absentees stood at 11.5% (nationally 12.4%). School stability is 90.8% (nationally 91.9 %). School deprivation indicator is 0.09 (nationally 0.20). The population does not reflect the diversity of Leeds, with 89.6% white British. No ethnic minority group exceeds 2.1% (Indian) of the school population.

1. LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT GRADE 1
2. QUALITY OF TEACHING, LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT Grade 2
3. PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT, BEHAVIOUR AND WELFARE Grade 1
4. OUTCOMES FOR STUDENTS Grade 2
5. 16-19 STUDY PROGRAMME Grade 2
6. THE QUALITY OF STANDARDS OF EDUCATION Grade 2