Crumlin Inegrated College: Key findings of the inspectors' report
Crumlin Integrated College is a controlled, integrated, co-educational and non-selective school catering for pupils aged between 11 and 16.
It draws its pupils from the village and the surrounding area. Around 15% of the pupils come from families of service personnel stationed in the immediate area.
The enrolment has declined from 336 in 2007/08 to the current figure of 301.
There are 23 teachers. Around 12% of the pupils are entitled to free school meals.
KEY FINDINGS FROM THE REPORT
- Overall, the quality of education provided by the school is unsatisfactory. The areas for improvement significantly outweigh the strengths in the provision.
- The management of the behaviour of the pupils, the absence of a whole-school reward system, the unnecessary focus on minor breaches of school regulations and the operation and impact of the Behaviour Modification Centre all need to be reviewed.
- The provision for pupils with special educational needs is inadequate.
- GCSE results are poor and well below the corresponding Northern Ireland average.
- The quality of pastoral care is inadequate. There are serious deficiencies in the management of the pastoral care of both the pupils and the staff.
- Insufficient progress has been made towards the development of an ethos and provision which reflects the principles of integrated education.
- The accommodation is poor and not conducive to good teaching and learning. Some of the temporary classrooms are unfit for purpose.
- There is a lack of challenge in much of the work set which is poorly matched to the individual needs and aspirations of the pupils.