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 successes in the past 12 months. We always welcome visits from interested families to see us in action.
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 is oversubscribed in September 2022
A greater number of applications and places offered for Year 7 compared to previous years.
Sustained improvement in Year 11 Maths
Students in Maths are making much greater progress than students of the same prior attainment at Key Stage 2 compared to all schools nationally.
Sustained Improvements in Year 11 English and Maths results
The school achieved its highest ever GCSE grades in English and Maths combined in 2022.
Higher student attendance than national benchmarks
Student attendance was higher in 2021-22 compared to national benchmarks.
Large Year 12 intake in September 2021 and 2022, with 160 students in our Sixth Form in total.
A Level performance
There is strong student academic progress and the proportion of students being accepted at their first-choice universities continues to rise.
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 masterclasses, membership of Combined Cadet Force, use of climbing wall and swimming pool.
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 are now re-starting 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.