Coombe Dean School

Secondary
Post 16

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Charnhill Way
Elburton
Plymouth
PL9 8ES
01752406961
Pupils
1024
Ages
11 - 18
Gender
Mixed
Type
Academy - Converter mainstream
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.06
Ofsted Report
(29/11/18)
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57%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths
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The school is part of the Westcountry Schools Trust. This is a multi-academy trust consisting of five secondary schools and eight primary schools in the Plymouth area. The school was one of the co-founders of the trust when it began in September 2017. The headteacher was appointed in September 2015. All except one of the current senior leadership team have been appointed since then. The school is an average-sized secondary school. The proportion of pupils who are supported through pupil premium funding is average. The proportion of pupils with Inspection report: Coombe Dean School, 28–29 November 2018 Page 10 of 13 SEND is below average. The great majority of pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is below average. However, a significant number of these are from Spain. They join the school for short periods of time, usually between three and six months. An unusually high number of pupils leave the school roll in Years 10 and 11. A very small number of pupils attend off-site alternative provision at ACE multiacademy trust in Plymouth. The headteacher is the chair of the Plymouth Learning Trust inclusion committee. This is a group of headteachers that manage the movement of pupils between schools in the Plymouth area. The school is part of the Plymouth Teaching School Alliance and the South West Teaching School Alliance. Inspectors were aware during this inspection of a serious incident involving a child who attends this school that had occurred since the previous inspection. While Ofsted does not have the power to investigate incidents of this kind, actions taken by the school in response to the incident were considered alongside other evidence available at the time of the inspection to inform inspectors’ judgements.

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