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Horizon Community College

Overview

Head teacher: Mr Nick Bowen Address: Dodworth Road, Barnsley, S70 6PD Telephone: 01226 704230 Number of pupils: 2035 Age range: 11-16 years Funding type: Local Authority Maintained Gender: Mixed gender Religious affiliation: Does not apply Type of school: Local Authority Maintained, special school, voluntary controlled school Help Local Authority website: Barnsley Council

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School location School location S70 6PD Get Directions Get directions

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Local authority details

Local Authority: Barnsley LA Code: 370 Address: Town Hall, Church Street, Barnsley, S70 2TA Website: www.barnsley.gov.uk

ICT Award

An award scheme recognising UK schools who have shown a high commitment to using technology education.

Visit the self-review framework to find out more: https://selfreview.becta.org.uk/about_the_ict_mark

Latest key stage 2 achievement

Percentage of pupils at Key Stage 2 achieving Level 4 or above in both English and Mathematics.

Latest AS or equivalent achievement


  • Average point score per student
  • Number of students aged 16-18

GCSE or equivalent achievement

Percentage of pupils at the end of Key Stage 4 achieving Level 2 including English and Mathematics.

Latest Overall Ofsted grade

Inspectors form a judgement on a school's overall effectiveness based on the findings from their inspection of the school.

The following judgements, in particular, influence what the overall effectiveness judgement will be.

  • The school's capacity for sustained improvement
  • Outcomes for individuals and groups of pupils
  • The quality of teaching
  • The extent to which the curriculum meets pupils' needs
  • Including, where relevant, through partnerships
  • The effectiveness of care, guidance and support

Latest Overall Ofsted grade

Inspectors form a judgement on a school's overall effectiveness based on the findings from their inspection of the school.

The following judgements, in particular, influence what the overall effectiveness judgement will be.

  • The school's capacity for sustained improvement
  • Outcomes for individuals and groups of pupils
  • The quality of teaching
  • The extent to which the curriculum meets pupils' needs
  • Including, where relevant, through partnerships
  • The effectiveness of care, guidance and support

Here we show the percentages of schools in each overall effectiveness category for both the local authority area and England as a whole.

Contextual value added (CVA) scores

These scores show the progress a school has helped its students make from the end of one key stage to another. Along with test and examination results, they give a fair guide to the performance of a school.

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School types

Voluntary controlled school
Voluntary controlled schools are similar to voluntary aided schools, which are normally owned by a charity and run by a governing body. The difference is that a local authority employs a voluntary controlled school's staff and sets the admissions criteria.

Special Needs provision

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Nursery Provision

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Primary Provision

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Secondary Specialism

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