Behaviour and attendance: Interventions raise school Ofsted grade
- Date: April 2008
- Programme: Behaviour and attendance
- Focus: How a structured range of interventions moved a school that is working in challenging circumstances from satisfactory to good in its Ofsted behaviour judgement
- Number in series: 9
- School name: Beacon Hill High School Business and Enterprise College
- Phase: Secondary
- Key stage: Key Stages 3
- Local authority: Blackpool
- Ref: 00297-2009PDF-EN-08
Focus of case study
How a structured range of interventions moved a school that is working in challenging circumstances from satisfactory to good in its Ofsted behaviour judgement.
Beacon Hill High School is a 715 pupil, 11–16 mixed gender school in an urban setting, serving a wide area of Blackpool.
Students join the school with lower–than–average ability and a high proportion live in areas of social and economic disadvantage. The school has a high proportion of pupils with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. The school has an integration centre for transient pupils, approximately 100 per year, who often arrive with a poor history of school attendance and attainment and unresolved complex needs. The school is eligible for Physical Activity (PA) status and has higher than the national average absence.