Gunnersbury Catholic School

Name Gunnersbury Catholic School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 06 May 2009
Address The Ride, Boston Manor Road, Brentford, TW8 9LB
Phone Number 02085687281
Type Secondary
Age Range 11-18
Religious Character Roman Catholic
Gender Boys
Number of Pupils 1209 (93% boys 7% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 16.2
Local Authority Hounslow
Percentage Free School Meals 9.9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 18.9%
Persisitent Absence 6.9%
Pupils with SEN Support 8.7%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Description of the school

This large voluntary aided Catholic school for boys aged 11 to 18 admits girls to the sixth form. It is heavily oversubscribed in the main school and in the sixth form. Students come from over 40 feeder primary schools and many travel great distances each day. Students come from a very wide range of ethnic backgrounds and over 50 languages are spoken, although very few students are at an early stage of English language acquisition. The school has specialist status in two areas. It was awarded science specialist status in 2003 and ’Raising Achievement, Transforming Learning’ in April 2008. Following the illness and recent death of the headteacher, one of the deputy headteachers is acting headteacher. Key for inspection grades Grade 1 Outstanding Grade 2 Good Grade 3 Satisfactory Grade 4 Inadequate