Beacon High

Type Secondary
Age Range 11-16
Religion Does not apply
Address Hilldrop Road
Islington
London
N7 0JG
Phone 02076075885
Reference Number 100453

Description

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Beacon High is a coeducational secondary school located at Hilldrop Road, London, N7 0JG. It caters to students aged between 11 and 16 years old and is part of the Islington Futures Federation of Community Schools within the London Borough of Islington. The school's motto is "Believe, Belong, Become," and it is committed to whole education, emphasizing the importance of developing each student's full potential while achieving success in exams.

Beacon High has an established student population of approximately 381 students and a capacity to accommodate 600. The school's most recent Ofsted report marked it as good, and the school has a non-selective admissions policy. Beacon High also boasts a diverse student body, with 68.9% of students eligible for free school meals.

The school does not have a sixth form but offers guarantees of placement at City and Islington College through the City and Islington Sixth Form Consortium. Beacon High is known for its inclusive and vibrant community, with resources for special educational needs and committed governance. The school's website and social media platforms provide information on events, policies, and community engagement activities.

General Makeup

Number of pupils 381
Boy/Girl ratio Boys: 55.91%
Girls: 44.09%

Year Groups

Year Number of pupils
7 65
8 75
9 76
10 70
11 95

Ofsted Rating Good
Last Inspection Date 2023-01-23
Date Description Report
2022-11-16 School inspection: School inspection:
2021-02-25 Monitoring visit Monitoring visit
2019-05-14 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2017-01-10 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2013-05-16 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2012-05-30 Curriculum and development visit Curriculum and development visit
2010-02-03 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2008-10-14 Curriculum and development visit Curriculum and development visit
2006-11-30 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2001-05-21 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)
34.7 Upgrade Upgrade

GCSE Results

Metric School Score Percentile (local) Percentile (nationwide)
Grade 5 or above in English and maths 26% Upgrade Upgrade
5 or more GCSEs at grade 9-4 (or A-C) 40% 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)
-0.78 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.

2023 Admissions

Number of Applications Number of Offers
First Preference Upgrade Upgrade
Second Preference 26 3
Third Preference 33 5
From another Local Authority 22 6

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Students getting 5 or more GCSE's at grade 9-4 (A-C)

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