Kingsley High School

Name Kingsley High School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 13 May 2014
Address Whittlesea Road, Harrow, HA3 6ND
Phone Number 02084213676
Type Special
Age Range 11-19
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils Unknown
Local Authority Harrow
Percentage Free School Meals 28.3%
Pupils with SEN Support 5.3%
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

The school caters for pupils with severe and complex learning needs, including those with a diagnosis of autism. About a fifth of the pupils have additional visual impairment. All the pupils have a statement of special educational needs. The proportion of pupils eligible for pupil premium funding, because they are entitled to free school meals or are in the care of the local authority, is well above average. All Year 7 pupils benefit from the funded catch-up programme. A very high proportion of pupils, are from minority ethnic heritage; almost two thirds speak English as an alternative language.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school because: Teaching is always at least good, and often outstanding. This ensures that almost all the pupils make outstanding progress. Pupils throughout the school make excellent progress in their reading, writing and speaking and in their personal development. Their achievement is outstanding. The sixth form is outstanding. Pupils make excellent progress in a range of subjects which effectively promotes their basic skills. As a result, they develop a good understanding of the world of work and of social and leisure opportunities. Teachers have a very good understanding of their pupils’ abilities and they have high expectations for their progress. Checks on pupils’ progress are accurate, and lead to pupils having detailed knowledge of what to do next, particularly the most able. All pupils leave with nationally accredited qualifications and are very well prepared for further study or training. Pupils with severe and complex needs achieve very well, as do those who are provided with extra funding and pupils for whom English is an alternative language. Pupils’ behaviour is outstanding. Pupils are happy and enthusiastic learners because they feel safe and secure through excellent standards of care and support. Their attendance, apart from a minority with chronic medical conditions, is above the national average.. The experienced headteacher leads an outstanding team of senior staff. Together they rigorously monitor and support teachers to improve teaching standards and the rate of pupils’ progress. Governors are very well informed about the pupils’ performance and teaching standards. They provide a strong level of challenge and support to the school’s leaders. The wide range of subjects ensures pupils have interesting activities to participate in.