Monkseaton High is a Trust School for students aged 13 to 18 (Year 9 to Year 13). It is a smaller than average-sized secondary school serving Whitley Bay and the surrounding areas. The number of students on roll has reduced by around 13% since the previous inspection in December 2008. Most students are of White British heritage. The proportion of students who join the school other than at the start of Year 9 is well above average. The proportion of students known to be eligible for free school meals is broadly average as is the proportion of students with special educational needs and/or disabilities. The school is a designated resource base for students with physical disabilities. The school has Investors in People status and holds specialist status in mathematics, computing and science and hosts a football academy. The school has new purpose-built premises completed in the summer of 2010. The building has won regional and national awards for its design.

The Award submission video (see points to note below)

  • Fully embedded ICT, used extensively for communication and to maximise efficiencies;
  • The use of technology to inform and engage parents in the learning of their child;
  • The use of games based learning within the curriculum;
  • Learner empowerment – building on student skills and actively encouraging  their use of technologies for learning, collaboration and communication;
  • Highly skilled staff who use ICT to support all aspects of their work and recognise the power of technology to improve pupil achievement;
  • Well informed leaders who seek to harness the power of technology across all aspects of development and improvement planning.