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Abbot Beyne School
Abbot Beyne School is broadly the same size as most other secondary schools, and is a comprehensive school in Burton-on-Trent, educating students between the ages of 11 and 18. There are 1135 students on roll, which is significantly higher than when the school was last inspected. There are 147 students in the sixth form which is much higher than previously. The school is popular with parents and is over-subscribed. The school has a multi-cultural intake. The main ethnic minority group is from Pakistani background. The intake has changed over the last decade. Fewer students come from the immediate vicinity of the school, and the trend has been towards more ethnic minority students and economically disadvantaged students from the more deprived areas of Burton. Many students within the Pakistani community travel across the town which is a distance of five miles or more. Approximately 14 per cent of students speak English as an additional language, which is high. There are 12 students or students at an early stage of language acquisition. Twenty-one per cent of students are entitled to free school meals, which is above the national average and is slightly higher than that noted in the previous report. The overall socio-economic circumstance of the students is below average. The majority of students had below average levels of attainment on entry to the school although the current Year 7 is well below average. The attainment of students on entry to the sixth form is average. There are 126 students or students on the special educational needs register; this is 12.5 per cent of the 11-16 school population, which is below the national average. There are 5.8 per cent of students with statements of special educational need, which is above average. Most students on the register have either moderate learning difficulties, emotional and behavioural difficulties or specific learning difficulties (dyslexia).The school became a specialist Visual Arts College in September 2002.
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