The Grey Coat Hospital


Name The Grey Coat Hospital
Website http://www.gch.org.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
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Address Greycoat Place, London, SW1P 2DY
Phone Number 02079691998
Type Academy
Age Range 11-18
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Girls
Number of Pupils 1070 (2.1% boys 97.9% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 15.8
Academy Sponsor The Grey Coat Hospital
Local Authority Westminster
Percentage Free School Meals 13.5%
Percentage English is Not First Language 14.2%
Persistent Absence 4.6%
Pupils with SEN Support 9.5%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (05 March 2009)
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This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school, converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.

Description of the school

The Grey Coat Hospital was established as a school in 1698. It is a Church of England school. Its intake is diverse with two thirds of students from a wide range of minority ethnic groups, of which the largest are groups with Black African or Black Caribbean heritage. One third of students speak a first language other than English but very few are at an early stage of learning English. Students come from a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds, with an average proportion eligible for free school meals. They join from a large number of primary schools and many travel long distances. In the last few years increasing numbers have come from the local community and from different faiths. A fewer-than-average number of students have learning difficulties and/or disabilities, with the main ones being dyslexia, language and communication, physical, and behavioural, emotional and social. The intake is comprehensive but attainment on entry is above average. In recent years staff turnover has been high. The school became a specialist language college in 2002 and a specialist training school in 2008. It holds a number of prestigious awards and provides extended services including community language classes. The sixth form is part of the 6f Partnership, a consortium of Westminster schools and colleges, and admits both male and female students. Key for inspection grades Grade 1 Outstanding Grade 2 Good Grade 3 Satisfactory Grade 4 Inadequate