Wentworth Tutorial College


Name Wentworth Tutorial College
Ofsted Inspection Rating Requires improvement
Inspection Date 06 March 2018
Address 6-10 Brentmead Place, London, NW11 9LH
Phone Number 02084588524
Type Independent
Age Range 14-19
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 75 (60% boys 40% girls)
Local Authority Barnet
Percentage English is Not First Language 0%

Information about this school

Wentworth Tutorial College is an independent secondary day school for girls and boys. The school provides education for girls and boys between the ages of 14 and 19. Most pupils are of Jewish backgrounds. There are no pupils who have a statement of special educational needs or an education, health and care plan. The school opened in 1989 and occupies three adjoining private houses on the North Circular Road in Hendon, North West London. It received its last full inspection in February 2012 and was judged good. The school does not use any off-site training or alternative provision. The school’s values are built around mutual respect and critical thinking within a supportive learning environment.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a school that requires improvement The proprietor and senior leaders have not ensured that the independent school standards are met in full. Key policies, such as on feedback to pupils, are not reflected in the day-to-day working of the school. The quality of teaching and assessment is not consistently good. Not all teachers use information about pupils’ and students’ abilities to plan appropriate work. As a result, they do not achieve as well as they could. Improvement planning does not focus sharply enough on areas requiring improvement. Plans do not clearly define the actions that are to be taken and the difference that they are expected to make. Leaders’ monitoring of the work of the school is unsystematic. This means that the proprietor and senior leaders cannot check robustly the impact of their work on improving teaching and pupils’ outcomes. Teachers’ inconsistent use of assessment means that leaders are unable to measure pupils’ progress or to compare the progress of groups of pupils over time. Pupils do not have access to physical education. Plans for pupils’ personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education lack coordination across the school. Leaders are not clear whether all pupils have sufficient coverage of important PSHE topics. The school has the following strengths Leaders show clear moral purpose to enhance pupils’ life chances. From some very challenging circumstances, pupils successfully re-engage with their education and attend well. Pupils enjoy school and value the help, support, and day-to-day care given by staff. Pupils and students in the sixth form achieve positive outcomes in external examinations which enable them to progress successfully to education, employment or training. Pupils’ behaviour is good. Compliance with regulatory requirements The school must take action to meet the requirements of the schedule to The Education (Independent School Standards) Regulations 2014 and associated requirements. The details are listed in the full report.