Serlby Park became an academy on 1st September 2011 sponsored by School Partnership Trust Academies, now Delta Academies Trust (DAT). In March 2018, the Academy was inspected under a one day section 8 inspection and retained a good judgement. The academy serves the ex-mining community of Harworth and Bircotes.
The primary phase is at two form but is growing with the recent housing developments. There are significant in year transfers across both the primary and secondary phase. The secondary phase of the academy is smaller than average, and has up to 85 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 30%
Education & Skills Bottom 25%
Employment Bottom 30%
The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is significantly above the national average (37% v 29%) as is the number currently in receipt of Free School Meals. Pupils within the academy are mainly White British, with only 1.9% of pupils having EAL. The number of pupils with an EHCP is 0.2%, and a small number of pupils requiring behavioural and emotional support attend alternative provision.The academy makes strong use of cross phase collaboration and embraces the philosophy of all through education. The academy has a strong Care and Guidance team ensuring consistency across the age ranges. The Academy chain offers inter-academy networks and professional development supporting, Post 16 provision, Inclusion, NQTs, Science, English and Mathematics and other foundation subjects