Cheam High School

Secondary
Post 16

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Chatsworth Road
Cheam
Sutton
SM3 8PW
020 86445790
Bust
Pupils
1995
Cake
Ages
11 - 18
Gender
Gender
Mixed
Building
Type
Academy - Converter Mainstream
Mr ofsted
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 1.98
Ofsted Report
(11/2/15)
View Report - All Reports
41%
NATIONAL AVG. 39%
5 A*-C GCSEs (or equivalent) inc. English and maths
64%
NATIONAL AVG. 44%
GCSE grade C or better in
English and maths
Absence
52.1
Attainment 8 score
Results in 8 core subjects
NATIONAL AVERAGE 37.7
Value added
-0.12
Progress 8 score
SATs to GCSE
NATIONAL AVERAGE -0.2
Absence
DATA
GUIDE

Secondary Data 2016
Information for parents
8%
NATIONAL AVG. 15%
Pupils achieving AAB or higher inc. two facilitating subjects
Absence
30.6
A level average point score
NATIONAL AVERAGE 26.9
C
Average A level result
NATIONAL AVERAGE C+
Value added
+0.07
A level progress score
GCSE to A level
NATIONAL AVERAGE 0.0
93%
NATIONAL AVG. 88%
Happiness Rating

Ofsted Parent View

Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil
Teacher 15.2:1
NATIONAL AVG. 13.5:1
Pupil/Teacher Ratio
Absence
9.4%
NATIONAL AVG. 13.1%
Persistent Absence
School language
16%
NATIONAL AVG. 13%
Pupils first language
not English
Meals
6.7%
NATIONAL AVG. 13.46%
Pupils registered for free school meals

School Description

Cheam High School converted to become an academy on 1 June 2011. When its predecessor school with the same name was last inspected by Ofsted, it was judged to be outstanding overall. The school is situated in an area where there is selective education, offering almost 850 places in the borough. The school is much larger than the average-sized secondary school. The sixth form is also larger than average. About 70% of the students attending the school are White British (60% in the sixth form), along with an average percentage of students from many different minority ethnic groups, the largest being 10% of students from Asian backgrounds (20% in the sixth form) . An average proportion of students speak English as an additional language, of whom only a few are at an early stage of learning English. The proportion of students who receive support through the pupil premium is below average. This is additional government funding for specific groups, including students known to be eligible for free school meals and looked after children. A few looked after children attend the school. In recent years, between 20 and 30 students have been eligible for Year 7 catch-up funding. This is for students who did not achieve the expected Level 4 in reading or mathematics at the end of Key Stage 2. The proportion of disabled students and those who have special educational needs is above average. The most common needs relate to students with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties, and moderate learning difficulties. The school is a popular choice for parents of statemented students, including those with Down syndrome. The sixth form includes a specialist post-16 Entry Level Provision (PEP) for 24 students with a statement of special educational needs who need a stepping stone between school and college or residential provision. A very small number of students in Years 10 (one day a week) and 11 (two days a week) study mechanics or building courses at Carshalton College. The school has a number of students on the ‘Tennis in Education’ scheme which operates in the main school and sixth form. The school exceeds the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for students’ attainment and progress.

Catchment information

020 8770 5000

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