The London Oratory School

The London Oratory School


Name The London Oratory School
Website http://www.london-oratory.org
Inspections
Ofsted Inspections
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.
Address Seagrave Road, London, SW6 1RX
Phone Number 02073850102
Type Academy
Age Range 7-18
Religious Character Roman Catholic
Gender Boys
Number of Pupils 1359 (91.8% boys 8.2% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 14.7
Academy Sponsor The London Oratory School
Local Authority Hammersmith and Fulham
Percentage Free School Meals 8.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 36.9%
Persistent Absence 9.5%
Pupils with SEN Support 9.2%
Highlights from Latest Inspection
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

Founded in 1863 by the Fathers of the London Oratory, The London Oratory School is Roman Catholic and is much larger than most secondary schools. A very small proportion of pupils are girls, but they do not join the school until they enter the sixth form.

Half of the pupils are of White British descent, with the remaining coming from a diverse range of cultural heritages, the largest single minority ethnic groups being drawn from other White backgrounds or African heritages. While the school's deprivation index is high, the proportion of pupils eligible for free school meals is well below average. The proportions with learning difficulties and/or disabilities or a statement of special educ...ational needs are in line with the national averages.

These learning needs or disabilities are mostly related to behaviour, dyslexia, autism, or physical or moderate learning needs. Although not a designated specialist school, The London Oratory offers a specialist music course to twenty musically gifted pupils each year, from seven-year-old boys in the Junior House to 18-year-olds in the sixth form. The report uses the school's preferred choice of terms to describe year groups; therefore, pupils in the Junior House are referred to as juniors - for example J1 is equivalent to Year 3 - while those in the senior school are described as first form (Year 7) and so forth.

Key for inspection grades Grade 1 Outstanding Grade 2 Good Grade 3 Satisfactory Grade 4 Inadequate