John Taylor High School

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John Taylor High School
John Taylor High School logo.png
Address
Dunstall Road

, ,
DE13 8AZ

England
Coordinates52°45′54″N 1°43′11″W / 52.7651°N 1.7197°W / 52.7651; -1.7197Coordinates: 52°45′54″N 1°43′11″W / 52.7651°N 1.7197°W / 52.7651; -1.7197
Information
TypeAcademy
Established1957
Local authorityStaffordshire
TrustJohn Taylor MAT
SpecialistScience College
Leadership
Department for Education URN136323 Tables
OfstedReports
Chairman of GovernorsG Moss
HeadteacherK Cochrane
GenderCoeducational
Age11 to 18
Enrolment1572[1]
Capacity1800[2]
HousesCharnwood
Kingstone
Marchington
Sherwood
Needwood
Rosliston
Website

John Taylor High School is a specialist science and leadership academy located in the East Staffordshire village of Barton-under-Needwood, near Burton-on-Trent.

Founded in 1957, the school was named in the honour of John Taylor, who grew up in the village.

School performance[edit]

The school was last subject to a full Ofsted inspection in March 2014. This report judged the school to be Outstanding.

Academically, the school is consistently one of the top performing within Staffordshire. In the 2007 results, John Taylor achieved a 5 A*-C (including English and Maths) GCSE percentage of 69%. This placed the school fifth by performance in the county overall and top-performing state school.[3]

Based on the school's performance during the period 2004–2007 in GCSE, the school was ranked joint-ninth most improved in the country.[4] Subsequent to this, the school was awarded High Performance Specialist School (HPSS) status and awarded a second, additional specialism in Leadership. The school was used as the case study by the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust (SSAT) for this new specialism.

Academic performance – GCSE[edit]

The school has seen substantial improvement in performance at GCSE-level with year-on-year increases and in comparison to other schools within the Staffordshire Local Authority.

Year % of pupils 5+ A*-C GCSEs
inc. English & Maths
Ranking in county
(state schools)
2004 [5] 47% 11=
2005 [6] 59% 10=
2006 [7] 68% 1=
2007 [8] 69% 1
2008 [9] 77% 1
2009 [10] 71% 5
2010 [11] 72% 3
2011 [12] 72% 5
2012 [13] 73% 6
2013 77% 6

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "John Taylor High School". Ofsted. Ofsted. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  2. ^ "John Taylor High School". Ofsted. Ofsted. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  3. ^ Secondary schools in Staffordshire: GCSE-level retrieved 10 January 2008
  4. ^ BBC Education: The 'most improved' schools retrieved 10 January 2.008
  5. ^ BBC News Education League Tables Staffordshire Local Authority Secondary School Tables 2004 retrieved 19 October 2005
  6. ^ BBC News Education League Tables Staffordshire Local Authority Secondary School Tables 2005 retrieved 19 January 2006
  7. ^ BBC News Education League Tables Staffordshire Local Authority Secondary School Tables 2006 retrieved 11 January 2007
  8. ^ BBC News Education League Tables Staffordshire Local Authority Secondary School Tables 2007 retrieved 10 January 2008
  9. ^ BBC News Education League Tables Staffordshire Local Authority Secondary School Tables 2008 retrieved 15 January 2008
  10. ^ BBC News Education League Tables Staffordshire Local Authority Secondary School Tables 2009 retrieved 13 March 2012
  11. ^ BBC News Education League Tables Staffordshire Local Authority Secondary School Tables 2010 retrieved 13 March 2012
  12. ^ BBC News Education League Tables Staffordshire Local Authority Secondary School Tables 2011 retrieved 13 March 2012
  13. ^ BBC News Education League Tables Staffordshire Local Authority Secondary School Tables 2012 retrieved 13 March 2012