Carshalton Boys Sports College

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Carshalton Boys Sports College

Name Carshalton Boys Sports College
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Winchcombe Road, Carshalton, SM5 1RW
Phone Number 02087143100
Type Academy
Age Range 11-18
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Boys
Number of Pupils 1417 (97.5% boys 2.5% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 17.3
Academy Sponsor Carshalton Boys Sports College
Local Authority Sutton
Percentage Free School Meals 17.9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 13.2%
Persistent Absence 10.9%
Pupils with SEN Support 9%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (11 June 2013)
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Information about this school

This is a larger-than-average-sized secondary school. The proportion of students known to be eligible for the pupil premium (additional government funding for students known to be eligible for free school meals, who are looked after by the local authority, or who have a parent in the armed services) is above average. At the time of the inspection there were no students who had a parent currently serving in the armed forces and very few students were in local authority care. The proportion of disabled students and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is above average. The proportion of students supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is also above average. Most students are White British. The proportion from minority ethnic backgrounds is above average, but the proportion who speaks English as an additional language is average. In Year 11, a small minority of students are partly educated off-site at Carshalton College. Carshalton Boys Sports College converted to an academy school in June 2011. When its predecessor school, which had the same name, was last inspected by Ofsted in September 2008, it was judged to be good. The college 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 Visionary leadership is provided by the principal. His passion for the college and its students is shared by his dedicated senior team and by his entire staff. They are strongly committed to making sure that the college continually improves. Most groups of students are achieving well and making good progress over time. Standards are rising because target setting and monitoring procedures are detailed and rigorous. All students, including those in the growing sixth form, are given clear guidance on what they need to do to meet examination requirements. Teaching and learning are good, and outstanding in some lessons. Behaviour is good. Students attend regularly and show considerable enthusiasm for college life. They feel safe, valued and respected. The sixth form is good. It is led and managed well and students are achieving well. The quality of teaching is closely monitored by leaders, managers and governors. This has contributed to improvements, helping to secure good learning. Governors are supportive and ambitious for the college to improve further. They provide good support, but are prepared to challenge leaders to make sure that policies are properly and effectively applied. It is not yet an outstanding school because : There are inconsistencies in the teaching of more-able students. In a minority of lessons the work set does not fully meet their needs. In some lessons students’ work is not well presented and expectations about how work is presented are not high enough. Inconsistencies in marking and assessment, including the quality of the written feedback offered to students sometimes restrict their progress. Marked work does not always make it clear what a student has done well and what they need to do to improve. Opportunities are sometimes missed to enhance students’ literacy skills.