Academy Context

De Warenne Academy serves the ex-mining communities of Consibrough and Denaby Main, with the majority of pupils living within walking distance and coming from 5 primary schools.  The Key Stage 2 APS for every year group is significantly below national average on entry but primary performance is improving.

The academy is smaller than average, and has up to 150 pupils per year group.  The majority of pupils live in areas containing significant pockets of deprivation characterised by high unemployment, an inadequate employment base, low average income levels, poor physical and mental health and a degraded urban environment.

Index of Multiple Deprivation    Bottom 10%   31% (12% - national average)
Index of Multiple DeprivationBottom 30%78% (35%)
Education & SkillsBottom 10%52% (12%)
Education & SkillsBottom 30%85% (34%)

The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is significantly above the national average (43% v 29%) as is the number currently in receipt of Free School Meals (23% v 12%). Pupils within the academy are mainly White British, with only 1.4% of pupils having EAL. The number of pupils with an EHCP is 2.2%, and a small number of pupils requiring behavioural and emotional support attend St Wilfrid’s Academy in Doncaster, which is a registered Alternative Provision within Delta Academies Trust.

We serve our local community and work closely with partners to plan a set of learning experiences that meet the needs of our pupils. In addition, we use local, national and international labour market intelligence to plan courses to best prepare our young people for life beyond school. We have the highest standards and expectations for all pupils and we strive to provide a curriculum that respects the needs of all pupils as well as one that encourages young people to seek continuous development and improvement.

De Warenne Academy takes its name from the De Warenne family who built Conisbrough Castle. Students in Year 7 visit the Castle as part of their History lessons when they study the Normans.