Roding Valley High School

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Name Roding Valley High School
Website http://www.rodingvalley.net
Inspections
Ofsted Inspections
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Address Alderton Hill, Loughton, IG10 3JA
Phone Number 02085081173
Type Academy
Age Range 11-18
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 1420 (50.5% boys 49.5% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 18.8
Academy Sponsor The Chelmsford Learning Partnership
Local Authority Essex
Percentage Free School Meals 15.90%
Percentage English is Not First Language 13.7%
Persistent Absence 15.4%
Pupils with SEN Support 3.6%
Highlights from Latest Inspection
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Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Achievement is good. Most students now make good progress over time and achieve well. A pattern of achievement has now been established where average GCSE grades improving and are above average.

Most lessons feature good learning with a significant minority that are outstanding. Most lessons are planned well and challenge and enthuse the students. Recent significant improvements in marking and assessment procedures contribute well to improved progress over time.

Students are now provided with better and clearer information about their work and what they need to do to improve. Behaviour is outstanding. Attendance is improving well and excl...usions have fallen significantly.

Students are polite and committed to their work. They feel safe and valued and their exemplary conduct contributes well to rapidly improving outcomes. The headteacher offers clear, strong and visionary leadership.

Progress has been rapid since his appointment in January 2010. The leadership's strong emphasis on monitoring the quality of teaching and learning has seen many improvements and has helped to ensure that learning is now good. The school benefits from a highly effective and committed Governing Body.

Governors know the school well. They are highly supportive, with high expectations for future improvements. Staff, at all levels, are effectively held to account.

It is not yet an outstanding school because : Some inconsistencies remain in the marking and assessment of students' work, especially in relation to the correcting of inaccurate spelling and punctuation. There are inconsistencies across subjects in promoting the students' skills in reading and writing, especially in writing in an extended form and for different audiences. In science students are offered too few opportunities to learn for themselves through undertaking investigations and practical work.

information about their work and what they

need to do to improve. Behaviour is outstanding. Attendance is improving well and exclusions have fallen significantly.

Students are polite and committed to their work. They feel safe and valued and their exemplary conduct contributes well to rapidly improving outcomes. The headteacher offers clear, strong and visionary leadership.

Progress has been rapid since his appointment in January 2010. The leadership's strong emphasis on monitoring the quality of teaching and learning has seen many improvements and has helped to ensure that learning is now good. The school benefits from a highly effective and committed Governing Body.

Governors know the school well. They are highly supportive, with high expectations for future improvements. Staff, at all levels, are effectively held to account.

It is not yet an outstanding school because : Some inconsistencies remain in the marking and assessment of students' work, especially in relation to the correcting of inaccurate spelling and punctuation. There are inconsistencies across subjects in promoting the students' skills in reading and writing, especially in writing in an extended form and for different audiences. In science students are offered too few opportunities to learn for themselves through undertaking investigations and practical work.