Newstead Wood School

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Avebury Road
Orpington
BR6 9SA
01689853626
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Pupils
1080
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Ages
11 - 18
Gender
Gender
Girls
Building
Type
Academy - Converter mainstream
Mr ofsted
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.06
Ofsted Report
(9/5/14)
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99%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths
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Newstead Wood School converted to become an academy school in April 2011. When its predecessor school, Newstead Wood School for Girls, was last inspected by Ofsted, it was judged to be outstanding. An academy trust has overall responsibility for the school, with the governing body reporting directly to it. Previously, the school had specialisms in engineering and languages. It is an average-sized selective girls’ school which admits male students into the sixth form. The majority of students are from minority ethnic backgrounds, with the predominant groups being African, Indian and Chinese. Many other backgrounds are represented in smaller numbers. The proportion of students who speak English as an additional language is higher than found in most schools. The vast majority of students join the school as fluent English speakers. The proportion of students supported through additional funding known as the pupil premium is low. This is additional government funding for students known to be eligible for free school meals and those who are looked after by the local authority. No students in Years 7 and 8 require support through the nationally-funded catch-up programme. The proportion of disabled students and those with special educational needs supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is low, as is the proportion supported at school action. The school does not enter students for GCSE examinations before the end of Year 11, apart from a few language courses which some students follow out of normal lesson time in addition to their other GCSE options. As part of their option choices, some students in Years 10 and 11 and in the sixth form attend part of their engineering courses at Bromley College. The academy meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for students’ attainment and progress. There has been a change in the leadership of the school over the last year, with a new headteacher taking up her post in January 2014. This was initially on an interim basis, but has since become the substantive appointment. The headteacher is a National Leader of Education.

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Newstead Wood School Reviews

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“Happy”
AUTHOR:
"> My daughter has loved the last 6 years at Newstead done really well there and more importantly made lots of great friends and developed into a mature and independent young woman.
“Thriving”
AUTHOR:
"> My daughter is thriving at this school. The teachers are dedicated and encouraging, give direction and also facilitate the girls to be themselves. They consider the whole girl and not just their academic achievements.
AUTHOR:
"> Overrated, teaching poor, students achieved as they pre-selected and pushed by parents. Results of GCSEs do not reflect true mis-managment and lack of accountibility form school. BE very very careful when choosing this school!
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