Astley Community High School
Northumberland, United Kingdom
About Astley Community High School
Astley Community High School is a 13-18 co-educational high school situated in the south east of Northumberland. The school is in the heart of the village of Seaton Delaval, which lies approximately 2 miles from the coast and about 10 miles north of Newcastle upon Tyne.
The school is part of the close working group of the Seaton Valley Partnership of schools which also includes 5 first schools and two middle Schools. The strength and effectiveness of the partnership is widely praised by the local authority and by the individual schools.
Since 2008 Astley Community High School, Whytrig Middle School and Seaton Sluice Middle School have shared a single governing body and are known collectively as the Seaton Valley Federation of Schools. Although the three schools each retain their individual identity, they work to collaborate and share good practice across the Federation. Astley Community High School and Whytrig Middle School share the same school site, as well as an Executive Headteacher, with each school being managed on a day-to-day basis by a Head of School. It is currently proposed that the Executive Headteacher will also take on responsibility for Seaton Sluice Middle School from September 2015 to ensure integrated and cohesive leadership across the Federation.
Astley Community High School also works in close partnership with other secondary and high schools throughout Northumberland and neighbouring local authorities. We have strong links with our local teaching school, Cramlington Learning Village, as well as membership of subject and curriculum networks facilitated by Durham County Council’s School Improvement Service.