Highbury Fields School

Secondary
Post 16

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Highbury Hill
London
N5 1AR
02072881888
Pupils
773
Ages
11 - 18
Gender
Girls
Type
Community school
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.06
Ofsted Report
(7/10/16)
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78%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths
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Highbury Fields School is smaller than the average-sized girls’ comprehensive secondary school. The school has an annex at Aberdeen Park where pupils attend for lessons one day per week by year group. The proportion of pupils eligible for free school meals is much larger than average, as are the proportions of pupils who speak English as an additional language, and pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds. A greater than average proportion of pupils have special educational needs and/or Inspection report: Highbury Fields School, 4–7 October 2016 Page 8 of 11 disabilities but a lower than average proportion have education, health and care plans. The school delivers 16 to 19 study programmes through the sixth form, which is part of the Islington Consortium 6 (IC6), a consortium of four school sixth forms. The school receives advice and guidance from the London Borough of Islington. The school uses alternative provision rarely and has very recently helped a small number of students access The Brooke House Sixth Form College. The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress.

Highbury Fields School Catchment Area Map

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Our heat maps use groups of postcodes, not individual postcodes, and have naturally soft edges. All pupils are included in the mapping (i.e. children with siblings already at the school, high priority pupils and selective and/or religious admissions) but we may have removed statistical ‘outliers’ with more remote postcodes that do not reflect majority admissions.

For some schools, the heat map may be a useful indicator of the catchment area but our heat maps are not the same as catchment area maps. Catchment area maps, published by the school or local authority, are based on geographical admissions criteria and show actual cut-off distances and pre-defined catchment areas for a single admission year.

This information is provided as a guide only. The areas from which pupils are admitted to a school can change from year to year to reflect the number of siblings and pupils admitted under high priority admissions criteria.

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  3. On each school page, use the link to visit the school website and find information on individual school admissions criteria. Geographical criteria are only applied after pupils have been admitted on higher priority criteria such as Looked After Children, SEN, siblings, etc.

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