Rutlish School

Secondary Post 16
Watery Lane
Merton Park
SW20 9AD

Head:  Mr Kevin Curran

Pupils: 1225

Gender: Mixed

Ages: 11 to 19

Type: Voluntary controlled school

Boarding: No

Religion: None

School Description by Ofsted

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Rutlish School is an above-average-sized secondary school with a specialism in mathematics and computing. The school shares a joint sixth form with a neighbouring girls' school on both sites.

The sixth form was opened in 2010.

Almost a third of students are of White British heritage, with a small but significant number of Pakistani, Asian and African students. The proportion of students who speak English as an additional language is well above national averages. The proportion of disabled students and those with special educational needs supported by school action is above national averages. The proportion of students supported by school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is in line with national averages. The majority of these are for behaviour, emotional and social difficulties, specific learning difficulties and speech, language and communication needs.

The proportion of students in receipt of the pupil premium, which provides additional government funding to support pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, children who are looked after by the local authority and children from service families, is above average.

Currently, there are two children from service families and very few in local authority care. Approximately one fifth of Year 7 students are eligible for the catch-up programme for students who did not achieve the expected level in English at the end of Key Stage 2.

A small number of students attend alternative provision off-site programmes at the Smart Centre in Morden and Education Excellence in Croydon.

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

Progress 8 Score

Confidence interval is 0.32 to 0.68

Progress 8 Score GIRLS

Confidence interval is NA to NA

Progress 8 Score BOYS

Confidence interval is 0.32 to 0.68

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