The Snaith School is a fully comprehensive 11-16 mixed secondary school with 886 pupils on role and is smaller compared to an average of 975 nationally. The number of pupils is rising, the change to the PAN means that the role is set to rise to 895 by September 2013. The school is annually over subscribed and committed to inclusive education. The catchment area covers a wide geographical area and pupils live in North, South and West Yorkshire as well as Goole and neighbouring villages and a significant number travel to school by bus.
Initial Teacher Trainees will experience working in a school where the percentage of girls across the school is higher than the national average at 52.2% compared to 49.6% and there are more girls in Year 7 to 9 than in Year 10 and 11. The proportions of pupils in the school population who are from minority ethnic groups and who speak English as an additional language are significantly below national averages (1.1%). The proportion of pupils eligible to free school meals – 6.6% is well below the national average. The proportion of pupils with an SEN statement or School Action Plus is 6.2% is below the national average but an increase on previous years. Included in this group are pupils who require additional help with numeracy, literacy and communication and those who present with behavioural, emotional or social difficulties.