Archbishop Tenison’s CofE High School

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Archbishop Tenison’s CofE High School


Name Archbishop Tenison’s CofE High School
Website http://www.archten.croydon.sch.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Selborne Road, Croydon, CR0 5JQ
Phone Number 02086884014
Type Secondary
Age Range 11-18
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 715 (50.1% boys 49.9% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 15.1
Local Authority Croydon
Percentage Free School Meals 15.2%
Percentage English is Not First Language 9.3%
Persisitent Absence 12.2%
Pupils with SEN Support 14.7%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (15 May 2013)
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Information about this school

Archbishop Tenison’s is slightly smaller than the average-sized secondary school, with a large sixth form. The school has sixth form partnership arrangements in place with two other Croydon secondary schools. The proportion of students from minority ethnic backgrounds is much higher than the national average. Nearly half of the students are of White British heritage. The next largest groups are of Black African and Black Caribbean heritages. The proportion of students who speak English as an additional language is below the national average. The proportion of students eligible for pupil premium funding, which is additional money provided for looked after children, students known to be eligible for free school meals and children of service families, is below the national average. There are no children of service families in the school. The proportion of disabled students and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is below that in other schools. The proportion supported through school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is similar to the national average. A very small number of students attend off-site courses at Educational Excellence, Let’s Play and Capel Manor College. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for students’ attainment and progress.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. The headteacher sets high expectations of the school community. All senior leaders are committed to maintaining high standards and delivering further improvements. Students achieve well in many subjects. In English, significant numbers make outstanding progress. The sixth form is good. Students are positive about the high-quality teaching they receive. Students behave well and feel safe. Bullying is rare and students know what to do if it should occur. Students’ attendance is high. Spiritual, moral and social values are promoted well and underpinned by the school’s ethos. Students who need extra help, including those supported at school action or with a statement of special educational needs, are given effective help. As a result, gaps in attainment between different groups are closing. Teaching is good. Teachers’ imaginative use of resources motivates and engages students. Governors have a clear knowledge of the school’s strengths and areas for development. They carefully monitor the quality of teaching and provide effective challenge to the school’s leaders. It is not yet an outstanding school because : In some lessons, students are not provided with enough opportunities to work independently or challenged to think more deeply. Teachers’ marking does not always provide enough detail about how students should improve their work. Not all middle leaders are consistent when they check the quality of teaching or its impact on students’ learning and progress.