Redborne Upper School and Community College

Secondary
Post 16

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Flitwick Road
Ampthill
Bedford
MK45 2NU
01525404462
Pupils
1644
Ages
13 - 18
Gender
Mixed
Type
Academy - Converter mainstream
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.06
Ofsted Report
(8/11/17)
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65%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths
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The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. The school complies with Department for Education guidance on what academies should publish. Redborne Upper School and Community College is a larger-than-average-sized upper school, with a large sixth form. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils in the school is below the national average, as Inspection report: Redborne Upper School and Community College, 7–8 November 2017 Page 11 of 14 is the overall proportion of pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities. However, the proportion of pupils with an education, health and care plan is broadly in line with the national average because the school is a popular choice for parents of pupils with complex needs, including those with Down’s syndrome. The school meets the current government floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress by the end of Year 11, in 2016. Redborne Upper School and Community College converted to become an academy in February 2012. When its predecessor school with the same name was last inspected by Ofsted, it was judged to be outstanding overall. The school was awarded teaching school status in September 2017. The local authority has commissioned the school to provide induction training for new teachers. The principal is a national leader of education and currently supports schools and university technical colleges locally. The school makes use of off-site alternative provision for a small number of pupils. The providers are the Academy of Central Bedfordshire and Bedford College.

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