Valentines High School

Name Valentines High School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 13 October 2006
Address Cranbrook Road, Ilford, Essex, IG2 6HX
Phone Number 02085543608
Type Secondary
Age Range 11-18
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 1256 (52% boys 48% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 16.2
Local Authority Redbridge
Percentage Free School Meals 14.4%
Percentage English is Not First Language 78.4%
Persisitent Absence 6.9%
Pupils with SEN Support 6.5%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available Yes

Description of the school

Valentines High School is a popular, oversubscribed Technology College and Training School, situated in one of the more deprived areas of the country. An above average percentage of students are entitled to free school meals. Students represent a wide range of minority ethnic groups, including sizeable numbers from Indian and Pakistani backgrounds, various Black groups and White British students. 153 pupils are classified as refugees. About three quarters of the students have a first language other than English, but only 19 are at an early stage of learning the language. A lower than average proportion has learning difficulties or disabilities. Key for inspection grades Grade 1 Outstanding Grade 2 Good Grade 3 Satisfactory Grade 4 Inadequate