John Taylor High School

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John Taylor High School
Established1957
TypeAcademy
HeadteacherMr M Donoghue
Chairman of GovernorsMr G Moss
SpecialismScience College
Leadership
LocationDunstall Road
Barton-under-Needwood, Burton-on-Trent
Staffordshire
DE13 8AZ
England Coordinates: 52°45′54″N 1°43′11″W / 52.7651°N 1.7197°W / 52.7651; -1.7197
Local authorityStaffordshire
DfE URN136323 Tables
OfstedReports
Studentsapprox 1500
GenderCoeducational
Ages11–18
HousesKingstone
Marchington
Sherwood
Needwood
WebsiteJohn Taylor High School
 
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John Taylor High School
Established1957
TypeAcademy
HeadteacherMr M Donoghue
Chairman of GovernorsMr G Moss
SpecialismScience College
Leadership
LocationDunstall Road
Barton-under-Needwood, Burton-on-Trent
Staffordshire
DE13 8AZ
England Coordinates: 52°45′54″N 1°43′11″W / 52.7651°N 1.7197°W / 52.7651; -1.7197
Local authorityStaffordshire
DfE URN136323 Tables
OfstedReports
Studentsapprox 1500
GenderCoeducational
Ages11–18
HousesKingstone
Marchington
Sherwood
Needwood
WebsiteJohn Taylor High School

John Taylor High School is a specialist-Science and Leadership Academy located in the East Staffordshire village of Barton-under-Needwood, near Burton-on-Trent.

Founded in 1957, the school was named in the honour of John Taylor, who grew up in the village.

School performance[edit]

The school was last subject to a full Ofsted inspection in January 2007. This report judged the school to be Outstanding.[1]

Academically, the school is consistently one of the top performing within Staffordshire. In the 2007 results, John Taylor achieved a 5 A*-C (including English and Maths) GCSE percentage of 69%. This placed the school fifth by performance in the county overall and top-performing state school.[2]

Based on the school's performance during the period 2004-2007 in GCSE, the school was ranked joint-ninth most improved in the country.[3] Subsequent to this, the school was awarded High Performance Specialist School (HPSS) status and awarded a second, additional specialism in Leadership. The school was used as the case study by the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust (SSAT) for this new specialism.

Academic Performance - GCSE[edit]

The school has seen substantial improvement in performance at GCSE-level with year-on-year increases and in comparison to other schools within the Staffordshire Local Authority.

Year % of pupils 5+ A*-C GCSEs
inc. English & Maths
Ranking in County
(state schools)
2004 [4]47%11=
2005 [5]59%10=
2006 [6]68%1=
2007 [7]69%1
2008 [8]77%1
2009 [9]71%5
2010 [10]72%3
2011 [11]72%5
2012 [12]73%6
201377%6

Notable alumi[edit]

Darren Stride - former Burton Albion footballer
Jacky Newcomb - Sunday Times Best Selling & Award Winning Author
Adrian Poynton - Stand up comic and writer
Christian Hardy - Musician
Brian Mills (footballer) - Former footballer for Port Vale FC, current Physics teacher at the school

References[edit]