Thomas Tallis School

Type Secondary
Age Range 11-19
Religion Does not apply
Address Kidbrooke Park Road
London
SE3 9PX
Phone 02088560115
Reference Number 100190

Description

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Thomas Tallis School, located at Kidbrooke Park Road SE3 9PX in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, London, is a comprehensive mixed school catering to students aged 11–19. Established in 1971, the school is named after the renowned English composer Thomas Tallis, who had ties to the local area. As a community school, it’s overseen by the Greenwich local authority and serves a diverse student body of approximately 1,900.

Thomas Tallis is deeply committed to the values of comprehensiveness with a focus on challenge and creativity, cultivating a large, happy, and exciting learning environment for all. The school offers a broad educational experience with a wide range of facilities, including sports grounds, a canteen, performing arts spaces, broadcast and music studios, and specialized classrooms enriched by a conscious effort towards student-friendly design elements.

Notable former pupils include popular actors Dominic Cooper and Simon Day, professional footballers Patrick van den Hauwe, Amadou Kassaraté, Ihsan Rustem, Elliott List, and Jake Reeves, and poet Kae Tempest. Additionally, the school has worked on various programs such as the Creative Partnerships, Leading Edge, School of Creativity status, and most recently, the Ethical Leadership & Anti-Racism initiatives. The school community and its facility improvements were partially rebuilt when part of the Building Schools for the Future program.

General Makeup

Number of pupils 2110
Boy/Girl ratio Boys: 52.46%
Girls: 47.54%

Year Groups

Year Number of pupils
7 272
8 274
9 269
10 265
11 268
12 408
13 354

Ofsted Rating Good
Last Inspection Date 2024-04-25
Date Description Report
2024-02-20 School inspection School inspection
2020-10-15 Monitoring visit Monitoring visit
2018-12-11 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2018-01-25 Short inspection Short inspection
2014-04-30 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2013-01-15 Interim assessment Interim assessment
2012-11-05 Curriculum and development visit Curriculum and development visit
2010-06-23 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2008-09-18 Curriculum and development visit Curriculum and development visit
2007-05-22 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2002-09-23 Full inspection Full inspection

Attainment 8 Score

Attaimenment 8 is a measure of a pupil's average grade across a set of 8 subjects. The 8 subjects which make up Attainment 8 are:

  • English
  • Maths
  • 3 subjects from qualifications that count towards the English Baccalaureate (EBacc), like sciences, language and history
  • 3 more GCSE qualifications (including EBacc subjects) or technical awards from a list approved by the Department for Education
Each grade a pupil gets is assigned a point score from 9 (the highest) to 1 (the lowest). These scores are added up, with English and maths counted twice.

School Score Percentile (local) Percentile (nationwide)
46.9 Upgrade Upgrade

GCSE Results

Metric School Score Percentile (local) Percentile (nationwide)
Grade 5 or above in English and maths 45% Upgrade Upgrade
5 or more GCSEs at grade 9-4 (or A-C) 58% Upgrade Upgrade

Progress 8 Score

A progress score is a way to measure how well a student progressed in comparison to other students of a similar starting ability. A score of zero means would mean that a student made the same progress as others that had a similar starting a ability. A positive score would mean that the student made more progress than other students of similar starting ability. The scores below are for the whole school so is the average progress score across all students.

School Score Percentile (loc) Percentile (nationwide)
-0.31 Upgrade Upgrade

Attainment 8 Score

Attaimenment 8 is a measure of a pupil's average grade across a set of 8 subjects. The 8 subjects which make up Attainment 8 are:

GCSE Results

Progress 8 Score

A progress score is a way to measure how well a student progressed in comparison to other students of a similar starting ability. A score of zero means would mean that a student made the same progress as others that had a similar starting a ability. A positive score would mean that the student made more progress than other students of similar starting ability. The scores below are for the whole school so is the average progress score across all students.

2024 Admissions

Number of Applications Number of Offers
First Preference Upgrade Upgrade
Second Preference 329 33
Third Preference 270 7
From another Local Authority 330 62

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