Eltham Hill School

Name Eltham Hill School
Website http://elthamhill.com
Ofsted Inspections
Address Eltham Hill, London, SE9 5EE
Phone Number 02088592843
Type Secondary
Age Range 11-19
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Girls
Number of Pupils 1160 (2% boys 98% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 16.4
Local Authority Greenwich
Percentage Free School Meals 18.4%
Percentage English is Not First Language 24.4%
Persistent Absence 8.8%
Pupils with SEN Support 12.2%%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Information about this school

The headteacher was appointed in September 2017. The school does not currently use any alternative provision.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Since the last inspection, standards in the school had dropped.

The determination and rigour the new headteacher has introduced to the school has brought about significant improvement. There is an ambitious culture where pupils are encouraged and supported to achieve the best possible outcomes. The headteacher established a focus on ‘Back to Basics’ for teaching and learning.

Lessons are well prepared, there is a positive climate for learning, and pupils’ progress is tracked carefully. Additional support is provided where pupils fall behind. Pupils make strong progress.

The leadership of the curriculum is a real strength of the school. Teachers research best practice and then adapt the curriculum to meet the needs of all pupils, including disadvantaged pupils and pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). Pupils follow courses that prepare them effectively for higher education and employment.

Pupils’ personal development, behaviour and welfare is outstanding. There is an exceptional system of pastoral support for pupils. There is a wide range of lessons, assemblies and clubs where pupils’ personal development is nurtured.

Pupils and their parents and carers speak extremely highly of these opportunities. Leaders in the sixth form have brought about marked and rapid change. The courses offered to students have been altered, but are not yet fully established.

Teaching is now good. Students make strong progress and they are well cared for. In previous years, pupils’ progress by the end of Year 11 was, at best, average.

The least able pupils do not always make the progress of which they are capable. Many changes have been introduced to improve pupils’ outcomes. However, a small number of teachers do not follow the new policies and practice.