Willowfield School

Secondary

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209 Blackhorse Road
Walthamstow
London
E17 6ND
Pupils
856
Ages
11 - 16
Gender
Mixed
Type
Community school
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.06
Ofsted Report
(22/6/16)
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64%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths
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The school is smaller than average, with more boys than girls. For three years, government floor standards have been met for the percentage gaining five C grades or above at GCSE or equivalent, including English and mathematics. The proportion of students known to be eligible for free school meals is twice the national average. The proportion from minority ethnic groups is four times the national average, with nearly six in every ten having English as an additional language. The proportion of students on the School Action Plus programme, or with a statement of special educational needs, is over three times the national average. Predominantly, these students have behavioural, emotional and social issues or moderate learning difficulties. A higher than average proportion of students joins or leaves the college partway through secondary education. Willowfield has specialist status for humanities and English and was re-designated as a training school in 2010. It contributes to postgraduate and professional development programmes and provides training for staff in the borough. It leads on provision for gifted and talented pupils in a Leading Edge partnership. Amongst its awards are the Silver Artsmark, the Careers Quality Mark, International Schools’ Award and Quality in Study Support.

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