Highams Park School

Secondary Post 16
Handsworth Avenue
Highams Park
London
Essex
E4 9PJ

Head:  Phil Grundy


Pupils: 1553

Gender: Mixed

Ages: 11 to 18

Type: Academy converter

Boarding: No

Religion: None

School Description by Ofsted

Information about this school
Highams Park School converted to become a stand-alone academy in October 2011. When its predecessor school was last inspected by Ofsted it was judged to be outstanding overall.

A new principal and deputy principal were appointed in September 2012.

The Highams Park School is larger than the average-sized secondary school. Almost three quarters of the students are from White British, Irish or other White or mixed White heritages. The proportion from minority ethnic groups is well above average when compared with the national figures with many coming from Pakistani, Caribbean or Black African communities. The proportion of students who speak English as an additional language is above the national average. The proportion of students eligible for the pupil premium and the Year 7 catch-up funding is well below the national average. The government provides additional funding to support these students because they are at particular risk of underachieving. The proportions of disabled students and those with special educational needs who are supported at school action and at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs are above national average.

Provision for the small number of students in alternative courses is arranged by the school.

The school works with partner organisations, including the two local special schools.

The school exceeds current government floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for students' attainment and progress.



Progress 8 Score

-0.07
NATIONAL AVERAGE
Confidence interval is -0.24 to 0.09

Progress 8 Score GIRLS

0.23
NATIONAL AVERAGE
Confidence interval is -0.02 to 0.47

Progress 8 Score BOYS

-0.31
BELOW NATIONAL
Confidence interval is -0.53 to -0.09

% Pupils first language not English

24%

Percentage of pupils at the end of key stage 4 with English as additional language (EAL)

% Pupils disadvantaged

26%
ABOVE NATIONAL AVERAGE (13.46%)

Percentage of pupils at the end of key stage 4 who are disadvantaged


Average Salary

£43,678

Pupil Teacher Ratio

14.5

Number of Teachers

117

Full-time Equiv Teachers

109.1

Teaching Assistants

19

Teaching Assistants Equiv

13.8

No Vacancies.

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