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Why Formby High School?
Formby High School is a heavily oversubscribed 11-18 mixed comprehensive academy with 1,125 students (including over 229 in the Sixth Form). The school’s motto ‘determined to achieve’ is central to our vision for all aspects of school life, in and out of the classroom, and across the community. The school employs over 140 dedicated and highly effective teaching and support staff who work closely with parents to achieve the best possible outcomes for our students.
Located in leafy suburbs close to the centre of Formby village within the Sefton Local Authority of Merseyside, the school campus is conveniently placed for both rail and bus travel. Both Freshfield and Formby train stations are within a few minutes walk and the M57 / M58 motorways are just 10 minutes away. The National Trust Red Squirrel Reserve is a 10 minutes walk and the stunning Sefton coast and dunes system is just a little further. Southport (7 miles), Liverpool (15 miles), Preston (25 miles) and Manchester (40 miles) are all within commutable distance.
Formby High School was judged to be Good across all areas in the most recent Ofsted inspection (November 2022). The report highlights how our students are ‘inspired to succeed’ and ‘proud to attend their school’.
The school has a proud record of sustained academic excellence. Each year, the overwhelming majority of students achieve excellent GCSE results (including good passes in English and Mathematics), significantly exceeding national expectations. The school’s Sixth Form is inclusive and a wide range of A Level and vocational courses are offered to students. The majority of students perform very well and progress to higher education with many embarking on degree courses at some of the country’s most prestigious universities, including Cambridge and Oxford.
Formby High School is proud of the local, regional and national recognition it has received for its hard work and success both inside and outside the classroom. In July 2016, we were awarded the Echo ‘Secondary School of the Year’ Award, in 2017 we were named the ‘Most Inspirational Secondary School’ at the prestigious Educate Awards and at the same event in 2018 we received the ‘Most Inspirational 16-19 Provider’.
Through the teaching of all subjects, students develop creative flair, confidence and enquiring minds that enhance their capacity to learn and enjoy. We have also developed close and effective links with our primary schools and the local community to foster a passion and interest in the Arts across all ages, through performances, visits and workshops. This support has been extended through outstanding outreach work in PE and Sport. The school’s excellence in the Arts and Sport has been recognised both regionally (Educate Award for Outstanding Sport in a Secondary School in November 2019) and nationally (TES Award for Creative School of the Year in June 2017).
Formby High School is recognised as one of the most successful schools, not just regionally but nationally, with a reputation for academic excellence and achievement in a wide range of areas. We provide excellent support and CPD for all staff, led by visiting specialists and increasingly by our own in-house expert practitioners, through our ‘CPD Seminar’ initiative, our annual Festival of Education, a range of leadership development opportunities as well as comprehensive ITT and NQT programmes. Inspired and challenged by a dynamic Board of Governors and enjoying close working partnership with parents, the staff of Formby High School refuse to be satisfied with current levels of success and work together tirelessly in the pursuit of continued improvement.
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