Hitchin Boys' School

Secondary
Post 16

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Grammar School Walk
Hitchin
SG5 1JB
01462432181
Pupils
1126
Ages
11 - 18
Gender
Boys
Type
Academy - Converter mainstream
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.06
Ofsted Report
(27/1/16)
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84%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths
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This academy is larger than the average-sized secondary school. The proportion of disabled pupils or who have special educational needs is above average. The proportion of pupils for whom the school receives pupil premium funding is below average. This is additional funding for pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals and those looked after by the local authority. The large majority of pupils are White British. The number from minority ethnic backgrounds is below average, as is the proportion who speak English as an additional language. The academy is the lead school in the North Hertfordshire School Direct Consortium and a member of the management group of the North Hertfordshire Teaching School Alliance. The sixth form at the academy is part of a consortium with Hitchin Girls’ School and The Priory School. Two pupils currently access alternative provision at the North Hertfordshire Education Support Centre. The academy meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for the attainment and progress of pupils.

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Hitchin Boys' School Reviews

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"> A breeding ground for toxic masculinity in my experience. Bullying is a huge problem at this school. Some awful teachers (not all) but plenty. Many teachers and students left while my boys were there. Too often teachers were absent and the cover teacher did no real work with the class. Teachers shouted at boys - what does that teach them? The school focus their resources on the top group boys and the top athletes only. Many students also had private tutors after school to get them through their GCSEs. This should not be necessary in a good school.
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