Great improvements at HT
We provide a high quality of education for our community, which was clearly identified by Ofsted in March 2022 when the school was rated Good.
Here are some examples of our recent successes. We always welcome visits from interested families to see us in action.
National Headteacher of the Year Award in a Secondary School
Mr Newman was awarded the Silver Award in the Pearson National Teaching Awards in June 2023 and waits to see if he is the Gold winner in November 2023.
Brand new building to enhance learning opened in September 2021
We have opened our brand-new state of the art building, with 12 new classrooms, 3 new science laboratories, an additional sixth form teaching room, and a large library.
New learning facilities in September 2022
Over 100 new student PCs in classrooms, and the complete redecoration of two further buildings.
HT to benefit from the government’s School Rebuilding Programme
The rest of our school buildings, including sports facilities, will be re-built over the next 3 years.
Year 7 was oversubscribed in September 2022 and September 2023
A greater number of applications and places continue to be offered for Year 7 compared to previous years.
Best exam results in the school’s history for Year 11 students
Our Year 11 students achieved the best ever exam results in summer 2023.
Sustained Improvements in Year 11 English and Maths results
The school achieved its highest ever GCSE grades in English and Maths combined in 2022 and then again in 2023.
Higher student attendance than national benchmarks
Student attendance was significantly higher in 2022/23 compared to national benchmarks.
Large Year 12 intake in September 2022 and 2023, with 160 students in our Sixth Form in total.
Post Year 13 destinations
Students are successful in reaching their first-choice universities and apprenticeships, including places at the University of Oxford, Imperial College London and the University of Warwick in 2023.
Strong performance in BTEC and other vocational qualifications in Year 11 and Year 13.
Opportunities to travel to Australia and Uganda
Our sixth formers have the opportunity to travel to Australia and Uganda; both trips are fully funded and there is no cost to students.
Student behaviour and relationships
Very positive student behaviour and attitudes to learning.
A significant reduction in suspensions and other behaviour issues compared to two years ago.
Student personal development and wellbeing
Significant and high quality pastoral support for all students, to support personal development and wellbeing.
Partnership with Haileybury
Increased opportunities for students, including Latin, masterclasses, membership of Combined Cadet Force, use of climbing wall and other sporting facilities.
Partnership with partner primary schools
Increased links with Brookland Junior School and other local primary schools.
Co-curricular clubs and activities, trips and visits
Increased range of opportunities for students, including trips to Australia, Belgium, France, Italy, Poland, Spain and the USA prior to the pandemic. These activities have re-started again, and there is a new trip to Uganda too.
Low staff turnover, and well-qualified, specialist teaching staff across all subject areas.
Very secure funding, with reserves being used to improve our facilities and learning resources further. Funding is enhanced as a result of our partnership with Haileybury, and from community fundraising.
We would love to show you around HT, and help you find out more about our wonderful HT community