Emmanuel College, Gateshead

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Emmanuel College
Motto Deus Nobiscum
Established 1990
Type City Technology College
Religion Christian
Principal Matthew Waterfield MA[1][2]
Location Consett Road, Lobley Hill
Tyne and Wear
NE11 0AN
54°56′17″N 1°38′31″W / 54.938°N 1.642°W / 54.938; -1.642Coordinates: 54°56′17″N 1°38′31″W / 54.938°N 1.642°W / 54.938; -1.642
Local authority Gateshead
DfE number 390/6900
DfE URN 108420 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 1,310[2]
Gender Co-educational[2]
Ages 11–18[2]
Houses Galatians, Romans and Corinthians
Former pupils Emmanuel Alumni
Website www.emmanuelcollege.org.uk

Emmanuel College is a secondary school based in Gateshead, England. It was founded in 1990 as a City Technology College, i.e. a secondary school which is partly funded by donations from business donors who remain involved in management of the college. The college remains a City Technology College to the present day. Emmanuel now instructs up to 1,350 students aged between 11 and 19, and has over 160 staff working on the purpose-built site. It is part of Emmanuel Schools Foundation and in each of its four Ofsted inspections it has achieved a status of "Outstanding School".

Students come from a wide variety of socio-economic backgrounds but predominantly from the inner-city areas within Gateshead and Central and West Newcastle upon Tyne.[3]

Intake policy[edit]

The college was described by The Guardian in 2002 as achieving "consistently outstanding academic results", having received a "glowing" Ofsted report.[4]

By law, the school must admit pupils of mixed ability, according to a normal distribution representative of the whole population. In common with other City Technology Colleges, Emmanuel College uses non-verbal reasoning tests set and marked by the National Foundation for Educational Research, a leading independent research organisation, to assess general intelligence, as opposed to prowess in literacy or mathematics. After marking, the NFER places test results into nine separate categories, and informs the school how many are to be taken from each category.[3]

Another condition is that two thirds of places are given to students considered to be from the most socio-economically deprived wards within its catchment area, with the other third coming from other areas of the catchment area, ensuring a mix not only academically but socially too.[3]

In terms of Sixth Form admission, a reduced number of places available (130) are offered, with preference to the school's own Year 11 students.[3]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ Waterfield, Matthew. "Principal's welcome". Emmanuel College. Retrieved 29 April 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d "URN 108420 Emmanuel College". EduBase. Retrieved 29 April 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d Emmanuel College Intake Policy
  4. ^ Tania Branigan (2002-03-09). "Top school's creationists preach value of biblical story over evolution". The Guardian. Retrieved 2008-12-10. 
  5. ^ Nichol, Sara (20 January 2009). "Michelle Heaton's dad reveals pride at star". Chronicle Live. Gateshead. Retrieved 29 April 2016. 

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