This school is larger than average. Most pupils are from White British backgrounds and a small and rising proportion are from minority ethnic groups. Several pupils speak English as an additional language. Several arrive at the school speaking no English. An above average proportion of pupils enter and leave the school part-way through this phase of their education. The proportion of pupils with learning difficulties and/ or disabilities is above average and in some year groups it is exceptionally high. A high proportion of pupils have communication, speech and language difficulties. The proportion of pupils entitled to free school meals is above average. The attainment of pupils on entry to the school is very low. The school has the Healthy Schools Award and an Inclusion Award. There is a privately run after school club.