Tolworth Girls’ School and Sixth Form

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About Tolworth Girls’ School and Sixth Form

Name Tolworth Girls’ School and Sixth Form
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mrs Jolande Botha-Smith
Address Tala Close, Tolworth Girls’ School and Sixth Form, Surbiton, KT6 7EY
Phone Number 02083973854
Phase Academy
Type Academy converter
Age Range 11-18
Religious Character None
Gender Girls
Number of Pupils 1410 (0.9% boys 99.1% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 16.0
Academy Sponsor Tolworth Girls' School And Sixth Form
Local Authority Kingston upon Thames
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school The headteacher's leadership has ensured that the school has continued to improve over time and provides an outstanding education for pupils. Governors share the vision for the school and have played a key role in supporting and challenging leaders to achieve it. Leaders have identified the need to be more innovative in their practice, for example in how they stretch and challenge the most able in their learning.

Staff are aspirational for their pupils and want the best for them. Staff work together effectively to ensure that pupils make excellent progress and are well cared for. Teaching, learning and assessment are outstanding.

...Learning activities are challenging and purposeful. Pupils use subject-specialist vocabulary with real confidence. This has a positive impact on pupils' personal development and progress.

Pupils' personal development and welfare are outstanding. This is an inclusive school where all pupils are valued and feel safe. Pupils' behaviour is outstanding.

They have positive attitudes to learning in class and their conduct around the school is exemplary. Pupils' attendance is consistently above the national average. This ensures that they can make the most of all the learning opportunities.

Outcomes for pupils are outstanding. Pupils make strong progress across a wide range of subjects because of consistently strong teaching. School leaders recognise that the most able pupils would benefit from further challenge in learning.

Disadvantaged pupils currently in the school are making rapid progress and attaining in line with their peers. This is because leaders set this group of pupils ambitious targets and pupils benefit from outstanding teaching. Pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities make strong progress because of effective leadership and strong support in classes.

The sixth form provision is outstanding. Students on a range of academic and vocational courses are supported effectively to achieve their best. The school's induction and transition programmes ensure that pupils and students complete GCSE and sixth form courses successfully.

All sixth form students progress to university, apprenticeships or employment.

Information about this school

Tolworth Girls' School and Sixth Form is an academy in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames. At the time of the inspection, there was building work on the school site to provide additional school buildings and facilities.

Boys are admitted to the sixth form. The school is non-selective and admits pupils across the ability range in a local authority with grammar schools. The school uses alternative provision at Malden Oaks, Dukes Avenue, Kingston.

Four pupils currently attend this provision. The proportion of pupils eligible for the pupil premium funding is below the national average. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities is below the national average.

The proportion of pupils who have a statement of special educational needs or an education, health and care plan is below the national average. The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. The school complies with Department for Education guidance on what academies should publish.