Ofsted report for May 2011
Fulford School is a larger than average, over-subscribed comprehensive school for students aged 11-19. Most students are of White British background. The proportionof students known to be eligible for free school meals is below average. There are also below average numbers of students with special educational needs and/or disabilities. The school has an Enhanced Resource Centre for 10 students on the autistic spectrum. The school is a specialist mathematics and computing school and it has a second specialism within the Raising Achievement Partnership Programme. The school and headteacher have been offering support to several other local schools. At the time of the inspection, the headteacher was still acting as Executive Headteacher and mentor for one of these schools. There is joint provision for sport, recreation and enrichment activities at post-16 level with another local school. The school has received a number of awards, including the Healthy School status and the Advanced Inclusion award. It is also a centre of excellence for teaching assistants.
Ofsted report for November 2007
Fulford is a very popular mixed comprehensive school. It draws students from across the city of York and the surrounding areas and is significantly larger than average. Most students are from advantaged homes as evidenced by the low levels of social disadvantage and the low proportion of students eligible for free school meals. Most of the students are of White British heritage and the proportion of students for whom English is not their first language is low. The proportion of students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities is very low being around one third of the national average.
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