West London Free School

Secondary
Post 16

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241 King Street
London
W6 9LP
02086000670
Pupils
853
Ages
11 - 18
Gender
Mixed
Type
Free school - Mainstream
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.06
Ofsted Report
(9/5/17)
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81%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths
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West London Free School is a small secondary school. It opened in September 2011 as one of the first free schools in the country. The school started with Year 7 pupils. Currently, the oldest pupils are in Year 8. The school will, in time, grow to the full secondary age-range, catering for pupils up to Year 13. The school is part of a multi-academy trust. The trust has permission to open two new primary schools in addition to West London Free School; one will open in September 2013 and one in September 2014. Pupils are from a wide range of ethnic backgrounds with the largest group being White British. Approximately half of the pupils speak English as an additional language, although none at an early stage. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs supported through both school action and school action plus is slightly lower than in other schools. The proportion of pupils who are known to be eligible for the pupil premium, which is additional government funding provided for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, looked after children and children of service families, is broadly at the national average. Some of the current Year 7 pupils are eligible for catch-up funding for pupils attaining below Level 4 in English or mathematics at the end of Year 6. However, the school is yet to receive this funding. There are no pupils attending off-site education with other providers. The headteacher was promoted to his post from deputy headteacher in January 2013. The senior leadership team has been fully in place since April 2013. The school is planning to move to new premises in the next academic year as it continues to grow.

West London Free School Catchment Area Map

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