St Anthony’s Girls Catholic Academy

St. Anthony’s is an Outstanding Academy for girls aged 11-18, within the Mercy tradition. It was established in 1904 and has been delivering high quality education for young women for over a century. St. Anthony’s was judged Outstanding by OFSTED in March 2013, and we continue to build on our strengths to make the education and experiences of our pupils second to none.

St Anthony’s Catholic Girls’ Academy is larger than the average-sized secondary school. The proportion of students known to be eligible for pupil premium is lower than average. (This is funding available for students known to be eligible for free school meals, students in local authority care and those whose parents are in the armed forces). The pupil premium group in the academy is the group known to be eligible for free school meals. The proportion of students who are supported at school action is above average. The proportion of students supported by school action plus or with a statement of special needs is below average. About 90% of the students are White British, the proportion of those from minority ethnic groups and who are believed to speak English as an additional language is rising. The academy meets the government’s current floor standard, which sets the minimum expectations for attainment and progress in English and mathematics. A very few students are currently educated off-site at the YMCA and at Sunderland’s Returners Unit which supports the reintegration and education of young people whose circumstances make them more vulnerable. The academy enters very few students early for GCSEs. The school has gained many awards, including the Leading Edge Partnership award for its successful promotion of a positive learning environment. The academy converted from St Anthony’s Catholic Girls’ School in April 2012. The trustees of the Academy are the Sisters of Mercy. The trustees’ representative is the Chair of the Governing Body.

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