Cardinal Newman Catholic School and Sixth Form College

Cardinal Newman Catholic School and Sixth Form College, The Upper Drive, Hove BN3 6ND

Cardinal Newman Catholic School and Sixth Form College

The Upper Drive

Hove BN3 6ND

01273 558551

reception@cncs.co.uk

www.cncs.co.uk

Voluntary aided, Roman Catholic

Pupils (11-18) 2,235

Absence 4.6%

Free school meals 8.8%

Special needs 0.7% (20.5%)

English not as first language 16.6%

2015 GCSEs

Number of Key Stage 4 students: 346

Five or more good GCSEs: 68% (3 of 9)

EBacc: 44% (1 of 9)

GCSEs A*-C in both English and mathematics: 70%

2014 GCSEs

Number of Key Stage 4 students: 342

Five or more good GCSEs: 62% (2 of 9)

EBacc: 37% (1 of 9)

GCSEs A*-C in both English and mathematics: 63%

2013 Five or more good GCSEs: 73% (1 of 9)

2012 Five or more good GCSEs: 69% (1 of 9)

2011 Five or more good GCSEs: 66% (2 of 8)

2010 Five or more good GCSEs: 59% (3 of 7)

2009 Five or more good GCSEs: 56% (3 of 7)

2015 A-levels

A-level students: 169

At least three with AAB in key subjects: 9% (1 of 4)

A-level points per student: 715.4 (1 of 4)

2014 A-levels

A-level students: 156

At least three with AAB in key subjects: 16% (1 of 4)

A-level points per student: 730 (1 of 4)

2013 Points per student: 686.1

2012 Points per student: 724

2011 Points per student: 744.7

2010 Points per student: 726.4

2009 Points per student: 716.6

Headteacher Dr James Kilmartin

Chair Domenica Maxted

Inspection December 9 2015

Overall effectiveness Requires improvement

"Some pupils do not make as much progress as they should, especially those who are disadvantaged."; "There are wide gaps between the results of most disadvantaged pupils and other pupils nationally."; "Teaching is not always challenging enough to inspire pupils to aim high. Some pupils find work too easy."; "Teachers do not have a clear set of minimum requirements for the standards they are to expect from pupils. Pupils’ work is often scruffy, incomplete or missing."; "There is too much low-level disruption in lessons and some poor behaviour. Not all staff, pupils or parents are confident that it is managed well."; "Leaders have acted decisively to address historic weaknesses in some aspects of management, but the impact of this is yet to be seen consistently."; "Learners following traditional A-level subjects attain results that compare favourably with other learners nationally and are broadly in line with expectations."