Sacred Heart Catholic School

Secondary
Post 16

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Camberwell New Road
London
SE5 0RP
02072746844
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Pupils
814
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Ages
11 - 18
Gender
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Mixed
Building
Type
Academy - Converter mainstream
Mr ofsted
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.05
Ofsted Report
(12/12/12)
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82%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) or A*-C including English and maths
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Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Secondary School is a mixed 11 to 18 school. The sixth form is in its second year of operation. It is smaller than the average secondary school. The school converted to academy status in November 2012, keeping the same name as its predecessor school. As a new converter academy, the school remains within the Diocese of Southwark. When the predecessor school was last inspected by Ofsted in 2007 it was judged to be outstanding. The school is currently housed in a temporary new school building in Southwark, awaiting the move to a permanent new building in Camberwell. The predecessor school’s specialisms were mathematics, computing and modern foreign languages. These continue to be a focus for the new school. The majority of the students are from minority ethnic groups, the largest being of Black African heritage. Over half of the students speak English as an additional language. Nearly half of the students are entitled to additional government funding known as the pupil premium. A small number of students attend courses away from the school site, such as in catering or construction. The number of students supported through school action, school action plus or with statements of special educational needs is above that in other schools. The school meets the government’s current floor standard which sets the minimum expectations for students’ attainment and progress. The headteacher is currently executive headteacher of another secondary school in the area as part of a federation.

Sacred Heart Catholic School Catchment Area Map

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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.

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This information is provided as a guide only. The areas from which pupils are admitted to a school can change from year to year to reflect the number of siblings and pupils admitted under high priority admissions criteria.

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  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.

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