Villiers High School

Name Villiers High School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 22 May 2019
Address Boyd Avenue, Southall, Middlesex, UB1 3BT
Phone Number 02088138001
Type Secondary
Age Range 11-18
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 1296 (55% boys 45% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 16.3
Local Authority Ealing
Percentage Free School Meals 14.6%
Percentage English is Not First Language 83.9%
Persisitent Absence 11.7%
Pupils with SEN Support 13.5%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

The school uses two alternative providers, which are West Thames College and Kingsway College. The previous inspection was a section 8 inspection in May 2018. There is an exceptionally high number of pupils who speak English as an additional language.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school Since the arrival of the new headteacher, rapid and transformational change has taken place. Villiers High school is now an outstanding school where pupils and staff excel in a supportive and caring environment. Leaders set the highest standards for pupils. All groups of pupils make exceptional progress and their behaviour in lessons and around the school is excellent. The school’s programme of personal development and welfare, delivered through assemblies and the personal, social, health and citizenship (PSHC) curriculum, is outstanding. Staff care deeply about their pupils and make every effort to support them in becoming confident young adults. This is particularly the case for new arrivals to the school who initially lack the self-confidence to speak out in lessons. Teachers constantly strive to improve their practice. The quality of teaching in key stages 3 and 4 is consistently strong. This is because : of the training and encouragement staff receive from leaders and their own colleagues. Teachers use assessment information very effectively to plan lessons that challenge their pupils. Leadership of the sixth form is outstanding. Students make excellent progress because of the highly effective teaching. The wide curriculum offer, together with strong support and guidance, ensures that students are very well prepared for university or employment. There is a broad and balanced curriculum which enables pupils to make outstanding progress. However, pupils’ uptake of EBacc subjects in key stage 4 is not as high as it might be.