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 March 2014. This report judged the school to be Outstanding'

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.[1]

Based on the school's performance during the period 2004-2007 in GCSE, the school was ranked joint-ninth most improved in the country.[2] 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 [3]47%11=
2005 [4]59%10=
2006 [5]68%1=
2007 [6]69%1
2008 [7]77%1
2009 [8]71%5
2010 [9]72%3
2011 [10]72%5
2012 [11]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

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