It has just has a bad ofsted, there is a Facebook group "supporting Haydon bridge highschool" or something like that. I loved hadon bridge, I think there were about 800 in the school Inc 6th form. There were some amazing inspiring teachers.
The criteria for ridley Hall was always an 1+hr journey I.e. Kielder so I didn't stay but I believe those who did enjoyed it.
I felt there was always a great atmosphere, very little bullying and a fab ethos