Great improvements at HT

Great improvements at Haileybury Turnford in 2018-19

We continue to rapidly improve the quality of education we are providing for our community, which was clearly identified by Ofsted in May 2018.

Here are some examples of our successes in the past 12 months.

We always welcome visits from interested families to see us in action.

New building

We have secured funding for a new English, Humanities and Science building

New teaching facilities

Two fully refurbished Science laboratories completed and over 100 new student PCs in classrooms

Year 7

A greater number of applications and places offered for Year 7 compared to previous years

Sustained improvement in Year 11 Maths results

Students in Maths are making greater progress than students of the same ability in all other schools nationally

Improvements in Year 11 English and Science results

Students in English and Science performed more strongly in 2019 as a result of stronger teaching and additional revision workshops

Sustained improvement in Year 7-11 student attendance

Student attendance was 94.4% in 2018-19 – a nearly 2% increase in the past two academic years

Sixth Form

Large Year 12 intake in September 2019, with over 160 students in our Sixth Form in total

A Level performance

A further rise in % A*-B grades in 2019 compared to 2018 – a 15% increase in % A*-B grades over two years

Vocational qualifications

Strong performance in the new, reformed BTEC and other vocational qualifications in Year 11 and Year 13 in 2019

University applications

All students who applied to university in 2019 were successful with securing a place, including two students securing places at Cambridge and Oxford universities: 3 Oxbridge students in the past two years

Student behaviour and relationships

A significant reduction in fixed term exclusions and other behaviour issues compared to the previous academic year

Partnership with Haileybury

Increased opportunities for students, including science lessons, maths lessons and Spanish lessons; membership of Combined Cadet Force; use of climbing wall

Partnership with partner primary schools

Increased links with Brookland Junior School and Burleigh Primary School, including specialist music and Spanish teaching from our staff to Year 5 and Year 6 pupils

Co-curricular clubs and activities, trips and visits

Increased range of opportunities for students, including trips to Belgium, France, Italy and Poland and more planned to Spain and the USA


Low staff turnover, and well-qualified, specialist teaching staff across all subject areas