Slough and Eton Church of England Business and Enterprise College

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About Slough and Eton Church of England Business and Enterprise College

Name Slough and Eton Church of England Business and Enterprise College
Ofsted Inspections
Address Ragstone Road, Slough, SL1 2PU
Phone Number 01753520824
Type Academy
Age Range 11-18
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 1147 (65.1% boys 34.9% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 13.6
Academy Sponsor The Slough And East Berkshire C Of E Multi Academy Trust
Local Authority Slough
Percentage Free School Meals 28.50%
Percentage English is Not First Language 54.0%
Persistent Absence 11.2%
Pupils with SEN Support 14.5%
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school.

Almost all students make outstanding progress across a range of subjects, including English and mathematics, given their very low starting points on entry to the school. Teaching is consistently good and frequently outstanding. In almost all lessons, teachers have high expectations and challenge students to excel in their learning regardless of their ability.

Students from different groups, including disabled students and those with special educational needs, those who speak English as an additional language, and those eligible for additional funding, make excellent progress because they benefit from well-targeted and skilful add...itional support. The school's curriculum is outstanding. It offers students a wide range of appropriate and varied courses that meet the needs and interests of students of all abilities across all key stages.

Students' behaviour is outstanding. They are immensely proud of their multicultural community and are respectful and courteous towards each other and towards their teachers and other adults. This contributes to the purposeful, calm and harmonious atmosphere in lessons and around the school.

The sixth form is outstanding. Teaching is strong and students are given excellent guidance and support to help them successfully move on to higher education, training or employment. Students' social, moral, spiritual and cultural development is extremely well supported through a rich curriculum and a variety of extra-curricular activities and educational visits.

The headteacher, senior leadership team, governors and staff are determined to build on their success in improving teaching and students' achievement.

Information about this school

Slough and Eton C of E Business and Enterprise College is an average-sized secondary school. It converted to an academy on 17 August 2011, and is a member of the Slough and East Berkshire C of E Multi-Academy Trust.

When its predecessor school, Slough and Eton Business and Enterprise College, was last inspected by Ofsted, it was judged to be outstanding. Most students are from minority ethnic backgrounds. The largest of these groups is of Pakistani heritage.

The large majority of students speak English as an additional language. The proportion of students eligible for the pupil premium, which in this school provides additional funding for students who are known to be eligible for free school meals and those in the care of the local authority, is well above the national average. About one third of students in Years 7 and 8 benefit from the nationally funded catch-up programme.

The proportion of disabled students and those with special educational needs supported at school action is well above the national average. The proportion supported at school action plus or through a statement of special educational needs is also well above the national average. The school has two designated resource bases.

One provides support for a small number of students with speech, language or communication difficulties and the other supports a small number of students with complex learning needs. A small number of Key Stage 4 students attend part-time vocational courses provided by Haybrook College, Slough. The school meets the government's current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for students' attainment and progress.