Lordswood Girls' School and Sixth Form Centre

Secondary
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Knightlow Road
Harborne
Birmingham
B17 8QB
Pupils
924
Ages
11 - 18
Gender
Girls
Type
Academy - Converter mainstream
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.06
Ofsted Report
(10/10/07)
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71%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths
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The school draws its pupils from a very wide range of backgrounds within Birmingham and Sandwell, including some areas of significant economic disadvantage. A fifth of the pupils qualify for free school meals. Around three quarters of the pupils are from minority ethnic backgrounds. Attainment on entry based on Key Stage 2 results is broadly average but the school's own assessments reveal that many pupils have weak literacy skills. Around half the pupils speak English as an additional language although few are new to this country. The sixth form centre draws most of its students from the school but around one fifth are from elsewhere. An increasing number are boys, many of whom have been attracted by the City of Birmingham Basketball Academy which is run in partnership with Four Dwellings High School. Lordswood gained its specialist status in media arts in 2005.

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0121 303 1888

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Lordswood Girls' School and Sixth Form Centre Reviews

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“Unhappy place”
AUTHOR:
"> I agree with the previous review. It is a very unhappy place. My daughter's needs have pretty much been sacrificed to service an inflexible, rusty machine. The results (however they are achieved) do not reflect the reality of this school.
“Unhappy place”
AUTHOR:
"> My daughter achieved excellent gcse and A level results. However she was largely self taught and received hardly any pastoral support at all. The A level teaching was appalling, pupils were left to teach themselves from outdated textbooks and stafff absences were high. A very unhappy experience, couldn’t wait to be shot of the school.
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