|Institution Type: Community School
Age Range: 11 - 18
Religious Character: Does not apply.
School Capacity: 2198
Pupils on Roll: 2057 Boys: 1093 Girls: 964
Admissions Policy: Comprehensive
Head: Mr David Pearmain
Tel: 0191 2142200
Drayton RoadNewcastle-upon-Tyne, NE3 3RU
United Kingdom55° 0' 15.624" N, 1° 39' 22.9932" W
Local Authority: Newcastle upon Tyne
Parliamentary Constituency: Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Ofsted school description
Kenton is one of the largest schools in England situated near the city centre of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. It is a community school that holds dual arts and technology specialist status. Students transfer from primary schools in many parts of the city and the school is oversubscribed every year. The number of students in the sixth form has increased significantly in recent years. Students come from a wide range of backgrounds; however most are from areas that are significantly deprived. A higher than average proportion is entitled to free school meals. The school moved into new purpose-built premises in November 2008. It is an extended school that is used by 3,000 adult learners and provision beyond the timetable is extensive. Nearly all students have English as their first language and few are from minority ethnic backgrounds. There are more boys than girls in each year group. The number of students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities is well above average. The school hosts a unit for students with communication and speech difficulties. It has won several national awards including the Sportsmark, Artsmark Gold and Healthy schools award.
School pupil demographics
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