Highdown School and Sixth Form Centre

Secondary Post 16
Highdown School and Sixth Form Centre, Reading logo
Surley Row
Emmer Green
Reading
Berkshire
RG4 8LR

Head:  Ms Rachel Cave


Pupils: 1271

Gender: Mixed

Ages: 11 to 18

Type: Academy converter

Boarding: No

Religion: None

School Description by Ofsted

Information about this school
The school is larger than the average-sized secondary school. It has a sixth form.

The headteacher took up post at the time of the previous inspection in 2013. Nearly all members of the senior leadership team have been appointed within the last two years.

Approximately half the teachers have been appointed since the last inspection.

The proportion of students supported by the pupil premium is below the national average. The pupil premium is additional funding for students who are known to be eligible for free school meals or who are looked after by the local authority.

The proportion of students who are disabled or who have special educational needs is similar to the national average.

The school funds and manages a specially resourced provision for students with visual impairment. These students are taught in mainstream classes, supported by specialist teaching assistants.

A small number of students attend alternative education off-site at Hero's Farm, Aspire and Path Hill.

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



Progress 8 Score

0.13
NATIONAL AVERAGE
Confidence interval is -0.04 to 0.3

Progress 8 Score GIRLS

0.17
NATIONAL AVERAGE
Confidence interval is -0.07 to 0.41

Progress 8 Score BOYS

0.08
NATIONAL AVERAGE
Confidence interval is -0.17 to 0.33

% Pupils first language not English

9%

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

% Pupils disadvantaged

13%
BELOW NATIONAL AVERAGE (13.46%)

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

% Pupils first language not English

12.2

Percentage of pupils with English not as first language (EAL)

% Pupils eligible for FSM

15.4

Percentage of pupils eligible for Free School Meals at any time during the past 6 years


Average Salary

£36,388

Pupil Teacher Ratio

12.9

Number of Teachers

106

Full-time Equiv Teachers

97.4

Teaching Assistants

20

Teaching Assistants Equiv

13.5

No Vacancies.

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