This co-educational maintained comprehensive is quickly becoming an educational powerhouse. Sitting at the heart of one of the most socioeconomically disadvantaged neighbourhoods in the nation, it is serving communities where aspiration is nevertheless extremely high. Its 1060 students are aged 11-18, 60% are eligible for the Pupil Premium Grant and almost 60% receive Free School Meals. Over 80% of students speak English as an Additional Language.
The school describes itself as ‘the school of first choice’, leading pedagogical innovation, rooting its teaching practice in research and evidence and working in partnership with the worldleading organisations on its doorstep. Staff are determined not to let their students leave without the qualifications and socio-cultural capital necessary to attend the best universities and enter the most dynamic careers.