Earlsheaton Technology College (ETC) is a Secondary School located in the town of Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, England.
The school mainly draws its pupils from within a 10 mile radius in which there are areas of significant social and economic deprivation. Most pupils start school with lower than average levels of attainment, and a higher than average proportion is eligible for free school meals. The number of pupils with learning difficulties and/or disabilities is greater than that of similar schools. It is a Charter Mark school, and gained Healthy Schools gold award in July 2007, recently it has gained the Sportsmark award and Artsmark silver award.
Earlsheaton Technology College was in 2008 the best performing school in Dewsbury and 16th best performing in Kirklees, in terms of the percentage of pupils achieving 5 A*-C GCSEs including Maths and English. It was also the most improved school in Dewsbury and 4th most improved school in Kirklees in terms of the percentage of pupils achieving 5 A*-C GCSEs including Maths and English compared to 2005. Recent years have however seen a decline in performance
The school has been placed under special measures by the government body Ofsted after inspectors rated the school as inadequate in all areas. As a result in October 2011 the schools governors were removed and five new governors were installed by the government and in March 2012 a new acting headteacher was appointed to run the school.
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