The Charter School East Dulwich

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About The Charter School East Dulwich

Name The Charter School East Dulwich
Ofsted Inspections
Head Teacher Ms Alison Harbottle
Address Jarvis Road, East Dulwich, London, SE22 8RB
Phone Number 02038732290
Phase Academy
Type Free schools
Age Range 11-19
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 1156
Local Authority Southwark
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Leaders, governors and trustees have quickly established a school with high expectations of what pupils can achieve and how they should behave. They are committed to improving the life chances of pupils who are disadvantaged. Parents and carers are highly supportive of the school.

They value the leadership provided by the headteacher, as do the staff. Leaders have designed a curriculum which balances very effectively teaching in the core subjects of English, mathematics and science with the humanities, the arts and technical subjects. Pupils' experiences are enhanced by the wide range of extra-curricular opportunities that are provided at the end ...of the school day.

Much of the teaching is of good quality. Teachers have used their strong subject knowledge to design a curriculum which is challenging and promotes a high degree of knowledge acquisition. The large majority of pupils make good progress and are attaining well.

Some pupils excel. This is because the good teaching pupils receive is complemented by effective systems of behaviour management. Pupils' behave well in lessons and around the school.

Leaders ensure that pupils are safe and feel safe. Members of the senior leadership team, the local governing body and trustees have a good understanding of the school's strengths and remaining areas for development. Leaders' views on the quality of teaching are accurate.

Occasionally, however, their scrutiny of teaching practice does not focus sufficiently on the impact of teaching on the experiences and learning of different groups of pupils. Teachers' skills in providing learning which meets the needs of different groups of pupils are variable. As a result, sometimes pupils find the work either too easy or too hard.

Not all teachers use assessment systematically to check the learning and understanding of the whole group. The promotion of high standards of literacy across the curriculum is inconsistent. Some teaching does not meet the needs of lower-attaining pupils or pupils who have special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities well enough.

Strategies to promote pupils' spiritual, moral, and social development, their understanding of fundamental British values and aspects of their careers education are underdeveloped. The school's website does not meet all aspects of statutory guidance or the requirements set out in the school's funding agreement.

Information about this school

The school opened in September 2016 with its first intake of Year 7 pupils.

It has grown each year, and currently provides education for pupils in Years 7 to 9. Pupils currently in Year 9 will progress to Year 10 in September 2019, and the school's sixth form will open in September 2021. The school is currently located in temporary accommodation.

It will relocate to its new, purpose-built premises in December 2018. The school is part of The Charter Schools Educational Trust. The trust sets the strategic direction of the school and is responsible for its overall performance.

Considerable powers are delegated to a local governing body. Pupils come from diverse backgrounds and the proportion of pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds is much higher than average. The proportion of pupils eligible to receive free school meals at any time in the last six years is much higher than average.

The proportion of pupils who have an education, health and care plan is broadly average. More pupils than average are in receipt of SEN school support. No pupils currently attend alternative provision or any off-site provision.

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