Chadwell Heath Academy

Name Chadwell Heath Academy
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school, converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.
Inspection Date 27 March 2008
Address Christie Gardens, Chadwell Heath, Romford, Essex, RM6 4RS
Phone Number 02082525151
Type Secondary
Age Range 11-18
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 1261 (51% boys 49% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 14.4
Academy Sponsor Chadwell Heath Academy
Local Authority Redbridge
Percentage Free School Meals 16.2%
Percentage English is Not First Language 65.7%
Persisitent Absence 6.6%
Pupils with SEN Support 17.6%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Description of the school

Chadwell Heath Foundation School is a relatively large comprehensive school that is regularly over-subscribed. Nearly three-quarters of the students come from a range of minority ethnic backgrounds and around a half do not speak English as their first language. Approximately thirty students are refugees or asylum seekers and a small number of students are in care. The proportion of students entitled to free school meals is in line with the national average. At around 12%, the proportion of students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities is below the national average. The sixth form, which has grown since the last inspection, admits students from other schools. Entry is dependent upon students having five good GCSE grades. The school was awarded media arts college status in 2002, and mathematics and computing specialist status in 2007. It holds the Artsmark Gold and the Sportsmark accreditations and works in partnership with the University of London’s Institute of Education, Middlesex University, and the University of East London to provide initial teacher training. Key for inspection grades Grade 1 Outstanding Grade 2 Good Grade 3 Satisfactory Grade 4 Inadequate