William Edwards School

Secondary

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Not Rated

This school has 2 parent reviews

Stifford Clays Road
Stifford Clays
Grays
RM16 3NJ
01375486000
Pupils
1262
Ages
11 - 16
Gender
Mixed
Type
Academy - Converter mainstream
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.06
Ofsted Report
(2/5/19)
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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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William Edwards School is larger than the average-sized secondary school. When its predecessor school was inspected by Ofsted in 2010, it was judged to be outstanding. The school converted into an academy in 2011. It became the lead school in the South West Essex Community Education Trust (SWECET) in 2015. Responsibility for the school’s performance lies with the trust board. There are currently four other schools in the trust. The trust is also sponsoring the creation of a free school, which is due to open in September 2020. Following the inspection of the predecessor school, a new headteacher took up post in 2010. He remained in this position, while also becoming chief executive officer (CEO) of the trust, until September 2018. The current headteacher took up the permanent role as headteacher from September Inspection report: William Edwards School, 1–2 May 2019 Page 8 of 11 2018. Prior to this, he had been the head of school, supported by the headteacher/CEO. The school is part of the Thurrock Teaching School Alliance (TTSA). The school uses two off-site providers for a small number of pupils as part of its curriculum provision. These are Impulse Leisure in Corringham and Choice Training in Dagenham. This inspection began as a no formal designation inspection of an exempt school under section 8 of the Education Act. This was because of concerns about standards and the leadership and management of standards at the school.

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William Edwards School Reviews

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BY PARENTS, FOR PARENTS

“Amazing”
AUTHOR:
"> My daughter attended this school and her time there was extremely happy. The teachers were very supportive and were willing to always devote extra time to help her with subjects she struggled with. I cannot fault it one bit and she is a very rounded young lady in her dream job now. Well done to the school.
“Nothing to write home about”
AUTHOR:
"> In my opinion as a parent of a school currently attending, this school lacks the ambition to fulfil its potential. Simple things like school lockers are not available. Nothing is available after 3pm: no library, no computers, no teachers. Instead "older" kids are on hand - often with little or no more experience than the kids needing help. The performance of the school if you look at the GCSE ratings is way below what you'd expect if you read the OFSTED report. If you send your child here and have ambition for your child, please make sure you look up the local tutor to augment your child's learning.
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