Highgate Wood Secondary School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
Post 16
PUPILS
1562
AGES
11 - 18
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Community school
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Can I Get My Child Into This School?

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This pupil heat map shows where pupils currently attending the school live.
The concentration of pupils shows likelihood of admission based on distance criteria

Source: All attending pupils National School Census Data 2021, ONS
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This School Guide heat map has been plotted using official pupil data taken from the last School Census collected by the Department for Education. It is a visualisation of where pupils lived at the time of the annual School Census.

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 criteria in which schools use to allocate places in the event that they are oversubscribed can and do vary between schools and over time. These criteria can include distance from the school and sometimes specific catchment areas but can also include, amongst others, priority for siblings, children of a particular faith or specific feeder schools. Living in an area where children have previously attended a school does not guarantee admission to the school in future years. Always check with the school’s own admission authority for the current admission arrangements.

3 steps to help parents gather catchment information for a school:

  1. Look at our school catchment area guide for more information on heat maps. They give a useful indicator of the general areas that admit pupils to the school. This visualisation is based on all attending pupils present at the time of the annual School Census.
  2. Use the link to the Local Authority Contact (above) to find catchment area information based on a single admission year. This is very important if you are considering applying to a school.
  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.

How Does The School Perform?

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NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(17/11/21)
Full Report - All Reports
71%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths



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Progress Compared With All Other Schools

UNLOCK Well Below Average (About 12% of schools in England) Below Average (About 20% of schools in England) Average (About 37% of schools in England) Above Average (About 17% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 14% of schools in England) UNLOCK Well Below Average (About 5% of schools in England) Below Average (About 25% of schools in England) Average (About 48% of schools in England) Above Average (About 17% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 5% of schools in England)

School Results Over Time

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% of pupils who achieved 5+ GCSEs grade 9-4
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% of pupils who achieved GCSE grade 5 or above in both English and maths
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% of pupils who achieved 3 A levels at AAB or higher

These results over time show historic performance for key exam results. We show pre-pandemic results as the fairest indicator of whether performance is up, down or stable

Montenotte Road
London
N8 8RN
02083427970

School Description

Pupils at Highgate Wood feel safe and well cared for. The school has a strong sense of community among pupils and staff. Leaders have high expectations for all pupils in the school. They ensure that pupils of all ages can study a broad range of subjects. Pupils enjoy school and behave well in lessons. They are committed learners who want to achieve. The slow movement of some pupils to lessons after breaktime can delay learning. Pupils show respect for each other and the school celebrates the diversity of its community. Pupils say that staff do not tolerate bullying. Leaders are passionate about building a school with a culture of inclusion at its heart. Pupils and staff action the school’s motto of ‘Everyone Matters’ in everything they do. Reading for pleasure is a central part of school life. Dedicated reading time gives each morning a calm and focused start. Sixth-form students are mature role models who support the reading of younger pupils. Since the start of the new term in September, leaders have been working hard to reinstate the offer of enrichment clubs and trips. Pupils in Year 8 have used a trip along the London Parkland Walk as the basis for creative writing in English.

Highgate Wood Secondary School Parent Reviews



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Strongly Agree 42% Agree 42% Disagree 8% Strongly Disagree 6% Don't Know 2% {"strongly_agree"=>42, "agree"=>42, "disagree"=>8, "strongly_disagree"=>6, "dont_know"=>2} Figures based on 288 responses up to 16-03-2022
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Figures based on 288 responses up to 16-03-2022

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Figures based on 288 responses up to 16-03-2022

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Figures based on 288 responses up to 16-03-2022

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Figures based on 288 responses up to 16-03-2022

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Figures based on 288 responses up to 16-03-2022

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Figures based on 288 responses up to 16-03-2022

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Figures based on 288 responses up to 16-03-2022

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Figures based on 288 responses up to 16-03-2022

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Figures based on 288 responses up to 16-03-2022

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