Durham Johnston Comprehensive School

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From 1st September 2012 schools are legally required to provide certain resources and information on their websites. Much of this information is available within the website but it has also been compiled here for ease of access.

1) School name, Postal address and Telephone number:

Durham Johnston Comprehensive School
Crossgate Moor

General Office Enquiries
Telephone: (0191) 384 3887
Fax: (0191) 375 3020
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2) The school’s admission policy in full (including arrangements for selection, over subscription criteria and the application process) or information on where and how this information can be accessed on the local authority website.

Click here for the admissions policy

3) Information on where to access the school’s most recent Ofsted report: The school’s most recent Ofsted report can be found here.

4) The school’s most recent KS4 results: Durham Johnston’s most recent Key Stage 4 specified exam results (2013-2014) are as follows:

77% 5 passes at A*-C including English and Maths (first entry)
81% 5 passes at A*-C including English and Maths (best entry)
88% making expected progress in English (first entry) (National average (NCER data) is 71%)
80% making expected progress in Maths (first entry) (National average (NCER data) is 65%)
91% making expected progress in English (best entry)
83% making expected progress in Maths (best entry)

School Performance 2014

5) Information on how to access the School Performance Tables on the DfE website: The School Performance Tables on the DfE website can be found here.

6) The following information about the school curriculum:

a) For each academic year, the content of the curriculum followed for each subject and guidance on how to find additional information about the curriculum:
Please refer to the curriculum section of the website here.

b) For Key Stage 4, a list of the courses provided which lead to a GCSE qualification; and a list of other KS4 courses, and the qualifications they lead to.
Please refer to the curriculum section of the website here.

7) The measures determined by the head teacher under section 89 of the Education and Inspections Act 2006
Click here for the Behaviour Policy,Antibullying Policy, and behviour policy digest

8) The amount of the school’s allocation from the Pupil Premium (and Year 7 catch-up funding).
Please click here for full details of the Pupil Premium

9) The report prepared by the school under section 317(5) (a) of EA 1996 (duties of governing bodies in relation to special educational needs). These are included in the SEN Policy

10) The school’s charging and remissions policy

11) A statement of the school’s ethos and values
This can be found here but is also written below:

Academic excellence is our first priority. We work so that all our young people have the best education we can provide. We want Johnstonians to be confident and articulate, self-motivated and determined to succeed. We want them to enjoy and value learning for itself, not just as the means to an end.

Taking our responsibility as public servants very seriously, we seek to offer the benefits and advantages that confer success and prosperity by imparting knowledge and habits of mind to last a lifetime. We do not close doors to any child, but enable them all to have access to powerful knowledge and deep subject learning and useful skills. We educate our young people with excellence and equity so that they may feel at ease in the world, ready for hard work and global citizenship.

A commitment to social justice characterises this local authority comprehensive school. We work so that background is irrelevant to achievement and that aspiration is not limited by circumstance of birth. We want Johnstonians to be reflective, inquiring, tolerant, positive and respectful of the needs of others. We give opportunities for leadership and active citizenship. We expect Johnstonians to have the highest standards of behaviour and we aim for our school to be a just and happy community so that our students understand how each person may be of service to society. Adults and young people alike share an ethic of hard work and public service. We want to be central to the life of Durham City and an educational force in the life of the communities we serve.

The global future we seek for our young people is one where their curriculum and learning equips them with the knowledge and skills to compete globally. We want Johnstonians to take their place among the best.

We are committed to a curriculum built on the concepts and knowledge which will open all the doors in the world to our young people. The learning of languages enables global community cohesion, international understanding and equality of opportunity: it is central to our purpose.