Gumley House RC Convent School, FCJ

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Gumley House RC Convent School, FCJ

Name Gumley House RC Convent School, FCJ
Website http://
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 16 October 2018
Address St John’s Road, Isleworth, TW7 6XF
Phone Number 02085688692
Type Academy
Age Range 11-18
Religious Character Roman Catholic
Gender Girls
Number of Pupils 1075 (100% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 15.1
Academy Sponsor Gumley House Convent School Fcj
Local Authority Hounslow
Percentage Free School Meals 10.3%
Percentage English is Not First Language 33.4%
Persisitent Absence 8.1%
Pupils with SEN Support 18.5%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

The school is of religious character. A section 48 inspection of the school was completed in November 2017. The school is a standalone academy and a member of the Faithful Companions of Jesus (FCJ) Educational Trust. The school does not currently use any alternative provision but has links to Woodbridge Park school’s provision. The school works collaboratively with local secondary schools and other schools within the Faithful Companions of Jesus (FCJ) Educational Trust. The school’s 16 to 19 provision is part of a consortium with other schools locally.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Leaders and teachers have high aspirations for their pupils, in line with the school’s values. These promote excellent behaviour and respectful relationships between pupils and staff. Pupils and sixth-form students are rightly proud of their school’s values and Catholic ethos. The headteacher has focused on improving teaching through a whole-school approach to professional development of staff. This, coupled with greater accountability for pupils’ progress, is having a clear impact on the quality of provision and outcomes in the school. There are strengths in teaching, particularly in key stage 4. Pupils are given effective guidance to help them understand examination assessment criteria while, at the same time, developing their appreciation of the subject. Pupils are motivated to learn and enjoy subjects such as art, physical education (PE), Mandarin, French, textiles and English. In these subjects, teachers use assessment information effectively to plan work for pupils at the right level. However, practices in other subjects are inconsistent, so leaders are supporting teachers to improve through training. Leaders provide a wide range of high-quality and innovative extra-curricular opportunities. Leaders provide good support for pupils who have special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities. Leaders, including governors, check the progress and welfare of disadvantaged pupils. Staff look after pupils well. Pupils’ personal development is rightly at the heart of the school’s work. Safeguarding and the promotion of pupils’ well-being are strengths. Leaders keep the curriculum under review and monitor teaching closely, making the necessary changes to promote greater consistency. The sixth form requires improvement. Leaders are working to rapidly improve this provision. In the past, leaders have not monitored the sixth form well enough. There is too much variation in students’ progress in a range of subjects and too few students reach the high grades of which they are capable. Assessment practices are uneven and teachers give insufficient weight to students’ starting points in their planning.