Great improvements at HT

We are a rapidly improving school 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 to be open in 2020-21

Year 7

A greater number of first preferences for places in Year 7 in September 2018 compared to previous years

Sustained improvement in Year 11 Maths results

Students in Maths are making similar progress to students of the same ability in all other schools nationally

Improvements in Year 11 Biology, Chemistry and Physics results

Students in triple science performed more strongly in 2018, as a result of stronger teaching, planned revision workshops and additional teaching from Haileybury science staff

Sustained improvement in Year 7-11 student attendance

Student attendance was 94.5% in 2017-18 – a nearly 2% increase in the past two academic years

Year 12

Increased Year 12 intake in September 2018, with over 100 students joining our Sixth Form

A Level performance

A rise in % A*-B outcomes of nearly 10% in 2018 compared to 2017 outcomes. A Strong performance in the new, reformed BTEC and other vocational qualifications in Year 11 and Year 13 in 2018

University success

All students who applied to university in 2018 were successful with securing a place, including our first student to secure a place at the University of Cambridge

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 Art workshops; specialist music and Spanish teaching just beginning this term from our staff to Year 5 and Year 6 pupils; there have been visits to Haileybury to visit the WW1 trench and climbing wall

Co-curricular clubs and activities, trips and visits

Increased range of opportunities for students, including new trips and visits, including to Belgium, France, Italy and Poland

Staffing

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