Royal Greenwich Trust School

Name Royal Greenwich Trust School
Ofsted Inspections
Address 765 Woolwich Road, Greenwich, London, SE7 8LJ
Phone Number 02083125480
Type Academy
Age Range 11-19
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 744 (63% boys 37% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 32.5
Academy Sponsor University Schools Trust, East London
Local Authority Greenwich
Percentage Free School Meals 37.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 27.6%
Persistent Absence 16%
Pupils with SEN Support 13.3%%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Information about this school

Royal Greenwich Trust School opened in September 2016. It is part of the University Schools Trust.

Currently there are pupils in Years 7 and 8 and in the sixth form only. The school will reach full capacity in September 2021. There are significantly more boys than girls in the school.

The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is above that of other schools. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is above the national average. The proportion of pupils who have an education, health and care plan is above that of other schools.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a school that requires improvement The quality of teaching, learning and assessment has an uneven impact on pupils’ academic outcomes. Progress is variable across subjects and groups of pupils. Systems for monitoring the quality of teaching, learning and assessment are used inconsistently.

As a result, leaders have an overly generous view of the school. Teachers do not always ensure that work is at the right level to enable pupils to make progress in their learning. As a result, pupils do not make as much progress as they could.

Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) are not always provided with the support they need. Inconsistencies in questioning and expectations that are too low limit pupils’ progress. The most able are not consistently provided with sufficient challenge in lessons, and do not make strong progress.

Disadvantaged pupils make slower progress than their peers. Governors do not hold leaders stringently to account for the pupil premium funding. Homework is not used by all teachers to consolidate understanding or to enable pupils to reach higher standards.

Teachers do not consistently follow the school’s policy when providing feedback to pupils. Pupils are not always clear about what they should do to develop and improve their work. The school has the following strengths The quality of teaching, learning and assessment in the sixth form is good.

It is particularly strong in vocational subjects and in resit GCSE English and mathematics, where students make strong progress. Students in the sixth form receive helpful careers advice and guidance. They study appropriate courses and have clear and realistic plans for their future.

Leaders have created a calm and orderly school environment. Pupils are respectful and courteous, and they behave well. Pupils’ personal development and welfare are good.

Pupils receive lots of support and feel safe and well cared for. Pupils enjoy coming to the school. Pupils’ attendance, including for those from vulnerable groups, is good.