Goole Academy serves a local community which has its roots in industry, coupled with a rich maritime history. Located just off Junction 36 of the M62; many students, but not all, live within walking distance. The Academy is fed by a total of 10 primary schools which vary significantly in size.
Pupil numbers have fallen over a 4 year period but there has been a recent surge in popularity with the overall number of children on roll set to rise sharply. Numbers in Key Stage 4 are around 150 pupils per year group, however, in Key Stage 3 the gap is closing on the pupil admission limit with sizes reaching close to 200. At present we have total of 900 children on roll.
The Key Stage 2 APS/Scaled score for every year group is below national average on entry. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is just above the national average (29.9% v 28%). Pupils within the Academy are mainly White British (80%), with slightly above national average numbers of pupils having EAL (17.8%). The number of pupils with an EHCP is low (0.7% v 1.6%) along with above average numbers of pupils requiring SEN support (14% v 10.6%). A small number of pupils require behavioural and emotional support and attend a variety of off-site locations, which are registered as Alternative Provision with the East Riding of Yorkshire Local Authority.
We serve our local community and work closely with partners to plan a set of learning experiences that meet the needs of our pupils. In addition, we use local, national and international labour market intelligence to plan courses to best prepare our young people for life beyond school. We have the highest standards and expectations for all pupils, and we strive to provide a curriculum that respects the needs of all and encourages young people to seek continuous development and improvement.